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Posts for: August, 2019

All of those fun summer activities bring some risk, but it's manageable risk, according to Cleveland Clinic doctors, if you know what to watch for. Do you spend most of the summer flopping around in flip-flops? First, buy flip-flops that fit, so your toes aren't scraping the ground and they need to have some kind of support built into them. And, according to Clinic podiatrist Dr. Joy Rowland, you can't flip-flop your way through the summer.

Dr. Joy Rowland

"Am I dead set against flip-flops? No, (they're) for very limited use though. Wear them to the beach, wear them to the pool, wear them on vacation, but not to walk through big amusement parks for 3 or 4 or 6 hours a day," she said.

Source: Brian Duffy, WOIO  

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


Some women are going to great lengths to slip their feet into these slippers — with what’s being dubbed the Cinderella surgery. “When I first heard of the Cinderella procedure, I had to actually go and Google it. I had never heard it called that before," said podiatrist Robert Kadish, DPM. "When I saw what they were talking about, I was like… That’s just a bunionectomy and tailor bunionectomy at the same time… And we do those!”
 
Dr. Robert Kadish
 
 
“You actually remove both prominences by the big toe and the 5th toe, and that narrows the foot so it fits into that glass slipper.” however – it’s not just vanity causing patients to have their feet altered. Dr. Kadish says in most cases… they’re actually in pain.
 
Source: Randi Rousseau, WDSU [8/11/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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Louis J. DeCaro, DPM, president of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics recently appeared on Mass Appeal to give tips to parents on back to school shoe shopping. Dr. DeCaro also talked about how important it is to see your podiatrist when parents notice odd wear patterns on shoes. He spoke about how this leads to important diagnoses of conditions such as flatfeet and rotational abnormalities. 
 
Dr. Louis DeCaro
 
 
According to DeCaro, “Shopping for shoes at the end of the day is recommended, especially if you are buying athletic shoes that will be worn at the end of the day for sports. Kids' feet swell during these activities so having proper fitting shoes is very important.” DeCaro also talked about how even nail fungus in kids can be caused by ill-fitting shoes. “Kids sometimes have differing shoe sizes from foot to foot. Unilateral toenail fungus in a child can be a sign that a child might have two different foot sizes."
 
Source: Danny New, WWLP (NBC) [8/14/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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When it comes to the best shoes, finding the right fit is essential, but comfort reigns supreme. And according to the professionals, there are a few brands that fit the bill in terms of support and all-day comfort. Board-certified podiatrist Ernest L. Isaacson, DPM tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the best shoes simply fit and feel good. “Most feet feel better in a low heel or something with good arch support, preferably a custom orthotic, so try to avoid anything too flat or flip-flops for long walks,” he explains.
 
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
 
 
As far as fit goes, Isaacson says it’s important to make sure there’s “plenty of room for the true width of the foot” which you can determine by standing up at the end of the day when feet are swollen. Isaacson recommends New Balance sneakers for comfort and support, especially for those with wide feet.
 
Source: Adrianna Barrionuevo, Yahoo Lifestyle [8/16/19]
 
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Getting quality footwear that fits does matter, and having a child fit by someone knowledgeable is ideal, said Cary Zinkin, DPM, a Florida-based podiatric physician and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association. Shoes that fit poorly or lack support can be a recipe for blisters, ingrown toenails, or sore feet.
 
Dr. Cary Zinkin
 
 
Zinkin  recommends parents take kids to a store rather than buying online, even if it’s not the kind where an employee will measure a child’s feet. It’s easier for kids to figure out what’s most comfortable when they can compare sizes and styles side by side.
 
Source: Lauren Zumbach, Hartford Courant
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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