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Thanksgiving

on 17 November 2014

Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist would like to wish all of our patients a happy holiday season.

Shoe Size

on 13 August 2014

I got a question this morning from a patient's mom who was concerned about back to school shoe sizing. The best way to fit your son or daughter for back to school shoes is feel for the longest toe. A lot of patients have their second toe being the longest toe. If this is the case then this should be the toe to feel for. The shoe should be about a half a thumb length longer than this toe. Also make sure the shoe is comfortable and that they can walk around in it without pain or problems. All shoes are made and fit a little differently so it is always best to try them on in the store. Lastly have fun with it!!

Plantar Fasciitis

on 24 June 2014

Plantar fasciitis can be one of the most common foot ailments. The condition comes into the office on a daily basis. One of the things that I have noticed since being in practice is that 80% of patients go online and attempt to diagnosis themselves and treat the condition without a proper diagnosis by a podiatrist. One of the main things that has to be done in our office is an exam encompassing x-rays, palpation, conversation about the symptoms, ultrasound, gait exam. There are numerous conditions that can cause your heel to bother you besides plantar fasciitis. If with a proper exam the diagnosis is Plantar Fasciitis then we often can treat the condition with resolution of the pain and possible prevention of it returning in the future. Anyone suffering with heel pain should have it checked sooner than later to avoid worsening of the condition and length of time to recovery.