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Howard Osterman, DPM has seen a renaissance of foot care in the NBA. Dr. Osterman, the president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the team podiatrist for the Wizards, has noticed how the NBA occupational hazard of often wearing new shoes can partially explain the trauma on players' feet. The shoes never quite break in, and the skin around the foot has to grow thick layers to absorb the excessive stopping and starting on the court. Over time, the pressure causes calluses to build up on the bottom of the foot, and painful ingrown toenails also develop. But unlike in past generations, Osterman believes today’s players are more inclined to fix these problems with a proper pedicure.
 
 
Dr. Howard Osterman
 
 
“Taking care of their feet is one of the most important things these guys can do,” Osterman said. “There was a stigma for a long time where guys didn’t go get pedicures, and then guys like Shaq and Dwyane Wade and LeBron, they made it popular. And you know what? If the stars can do it, then it’s okay. So, it’s really gotten better.”
 
Source: Candace Buckner, The Washington Post [1/16/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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