Running the Paul Jackson 5K

2013 09 21 08 02 43What a fun day!  Arrived early to set up our sponsor’s table with my wife, Mary, and my assistant, Audrey. The organizers couldn’t have been nicer.  Met a few of the other sponsors.  A number of people stopped by our table to pick up information and ask questions. One of my favorites was an older gentleman who came in from Staten Island.  He spoke of…

First Race in a Dog’s Age

Saturday, I’m running in my first 5K race in many years, the Paul Jackson 5K in Clark.  There will be a Clark Podiatry Center sponsor’s table set up for runners, walkers and their entourage to stop by to say hello, pick up a little educational information and ask me any questions you might have.  I’ll be there before the race and, depending on how long…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

20. Tarsar Tunnel SyndromeMaybe you’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in the wrist that occurs when swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel squeezes and irritates the median nerve. Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome is tarsal tunnel syndrome, an ankle condition that occurs from the compression of a nerve in a confined space. What is tarsal tunnel syndrome? The tarsal…

All Orthotics are NOT Created Equal!

Patients come in all the time asking about or carrying in some form of orthotics that they received from another office, bought in a drug store, supermarket, sporting goods store, shoe store or even a Dr. Scholl’s display—and sometimes from a television infomercial.  What they all have in common is foot pain that hasn’t been resolved and they wonder why their orthotics haven’t fixed their…