Spring Foot Screening Highlights

2015 04 18 10 54 20Yesterday we held our first Spring Foot Screening Clinic for children at the office.  It was a beautiful spring day outside, so there were plenty alternatives to coming in to have feet checked, but we still had a number of families attend.  Of course, my adorable little granddaughter Maggie was first in line with her parents and she checked out beautifully (of course!)  Maggie Of…

Foot Problems as a Cause of Childhood Obesity

Kids Playing SoccerIt is no secret that childhood obesity is epidemic in this country. There are many factors at play, including diet, sedentary lifestyles such as with kids who spend too much time playing video games and no enough time exercising.  Another factor which is often overlooked is the fact that foot pain and deformities can lead to childhood obesity when they interfere with the ability and…

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot

39.marathon TrainingWhether you’re training for your very first marathon or preparing for your tenth, it’s important to begin your training program on the right foot.  A lack of experience coupled with the repetitive impact placed on the feet and ankles during a long run can produce enough stress to cause hairline fractures and other debilitating foot injuries. Many foot problems seen in marathoners are caused by…