Posts Categorized: Running and Foot Care

Do you have a bunion?

A bunion–from the Latin “bunio,” means enlargement. A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe.  This forces the toe to bend toward the little toes. Since this joint carries a lot of the body’s weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated. The big toe… Read more »

What Your Podiatrist Can Do For You In 2016:

Be there when you need them. Podiatrists treat conditions of both the foot and ankle. If you have pain or questions about your feet, they are well qualified. Each podiatrist goes to a medical school specifically for foot and ankle. Today’s podiatrist also does a three year surgical residency. If you have consistent pain or… Read more »

Choosing the Correct Running Shoe

Dr. Holdren Otis I am a runner, I also get lots of questions from patients about what shoe to buy. Running shoes are the only essential piece of equipment needed for the distance runner. Studies have shown that 35-60% of runners have minor musculoskeletal injuries EACH year. There are multiple reasons for injury including overuse,… Read more »

Are Your Kids Wearing the Right Shoe for the Sport They Play?

It’s important to choose the right footwear for your children’s activities. Sneakers made for tennis players will provide different support and traction than cleats made for football players.  Below is a list that will help you make the best shoe choices for your little athlete, or even for yourself! BASKETBALL, TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL: A thick, stiff… Read more »