The #1 foot complaint…

…is plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is the medical term used to describe a condition that causes heel pain or arch pain. It is very common and can almost always be treated without surgery. Attached is an article that summarizes the causes (etiology) and the characteristics of the people who tend to develop plantar fasciitis (epidemiology).

The Epidemiology of Plantar Fasciitis (article)

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It’s not Dr. Evil’s “laser”

The use of lasers is very common in the medical world and they can be used for a wide variety of problems including the treatment of toenail fungus.  Until recently, the only effective option for treating toenail fungus was to take an oral medication for at least 3 months however these medications had serious potential side effects and risks.   The potential for causing liver damage and the hassle of having blood tests prior to starting treatment turned many patients and their doctors away.  A laser called the Pinpointe laser has been developed by a company called Patholase to kill toenail fungus.  Doctors have been using it off-label for several years with good results and no side effects. Even better news, is that it no longer has to be used off-label; this fall the Pinpointe Footlaser finally received FDA approval.

Laser gets FDA approval

At STRIDE, we use the Pinpointe Footlaser by Patholase to kill toenail fungus.  This is the only laser with FDA approval for toenail fungus. 

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…and we’re baaaaaack!

Has anybody ever seen the Saturday Night Live skits where Jimmy Fallon hosts a radio show? Check one out…  http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/z-105/280282/

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purple and gray

Here are some photos of the STRIDE office…  I was in a purple and gray mood when I designed my office, hence my eggplant purple logo (thanks Petrina!) and gray office space (interior and exterior).  I’m very pleased with how it turned out, it’s clean and fresh.  Most other podiatry offices are older than I am, and it shows😉

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Social Networking is VERY time consuming

At the bottom of my website I have links for Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and WordPress. There’s no doubt that I could have many, many more.  It’s kind of crazy! Isn’t progress/technology/evolution supposed to make us more efficient? I spend way too much time trying to figure all of this stuff out.

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Test

I’m just testing out my blog!

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