Wearing Flip-Flops Can Be Risky

Flip-flops are fun to wear in warm weather and they are everywhere! Not everyone calls them flip-flops, however. They are also called “zories” on the East Coast, “slippers” in Hawaii and “clam diggers” in Texas. Outside the U.S., wearers enjoy them as “jandals”, “thongs” and “plakkies.” No matter what you call them, flip-flops are convenient […]

Sixers 1st-Round Pick Zhaire Smith Suffers Fractured Left Foot

The Sixers’ streak of injured rookies continues with Zhaire Smith suffering from a Jones Fracture in his left foot. Tuesday morning, Sixers vice president of athlete care Daniel Medina said in a statement that Smith suffered the injury Monday while at Tim Grgurich’s development camp in Las Vegas. Our first concern is how difficult a Jones fracture is […]

Tips For a Safer Barefoot Summer

Parents and families can prevent cuts, puncture wounds and other injuries from going barefoot by following some simple recommendations from your very own foot and ankle specialist. “Shoes are the best way to protect your family’s feet from injuries,” says Robert Warkala, DPM. “But if your summer just wouldn’t be the same without kicking off […]

Safety Tips For Hitting The Beach

As millions of Americans hit the beach this summer, Robert Warkala, DPM a foot and ankle surgeon with offices in Sewell, Glassboro, Cherry Hill, Marlton, Woodbury and Mt. Holly shares these safety tips. Puncture wounds and cuts: Wear shoes to protect your feet from puncture wounds and cuts caused by sea shells, broken glass and […]

Ouch! Achilles Tendonitis Can Really Hurt.

Achilles Tendonitis Can Hit Professional Athletes and Weekend Warriors The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and runs down the back of your lower leg, connecting the heel to the calf muscle. This tendon helps us with all motions including walking, jumping and running. The Achilles tendon is thick and strong enough […]

Make Your Socks Work For You

Besides keeping your feet warm or making a fun fashion statement, socks are very important. More than just padding or cushioning, they actually serve as a barrier between the shoes and the feet. A good pair of socks can prevent foot problems like blisters, calluses and fungal infection, as well as absorb some of the […]

Choose the Right Shoes for Your Exercise Routine

The right athletic shoe can make a big difference in success with your chosen exercise or sport. Investing in a separate, specific pair of shoes for each activity will really pay off. Here are some quick guidelines. Running Runners need extra cushioning in the heel and forefoot to handle the great impact that hits the […]

Learn More About Orthotics: Their Benefits and Functionality Will Surprise You!

When you hear the word “orthotics,” what image jumps into your mind? An orthopedic device that helps prevent or correct a foot deformity? An appliance to help reduce an elderly person’s risk of falling? A shoe insert to realign the leg and relieve knee pain from osteoarthritis? Well, custom–fitted orthotics do all that and much […]