Losing Weight Starts With Your Feet

Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening vicious cycle Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, obesity worsens and exacerbates progression of diabetes, heart disease and other serious health threats. Today we urge obese adults to seek […]

Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet

Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor  Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on your feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show, as witnessed recently on the popular reality-television show, Dancing […]

Taking a Vacation? Make it Easy on Your Feet

Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet. “Walking is great exercise and one of the most reliable forms of transportation,” says Taral Shah, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon with offices in Sewell, Glassboro, Cherry Hill, […]

Avoid Pain and Raise Your Game

Avoid some serious pain and raise your game by checking out the best shoes for several sports below. Basketball, Tennis, and Volleyball Common foot injuries: sprains, stress fractures, tendinitis The appropriate footwear should: Have a thick, stiff sole that provides support for impact. Have high ankle construction that supports the ankle during quick changes in […]

Common Running Injuries

As spring is coming into full effect, the thought of going for a run sounds more appealing, but you should beware of common running injuries. Plantar Fasciitis, an inflammation in the bottom of the foot, is perhaps the peskiest problem that plagues runners. The common characteristic of this condition is a sharp, tight, painful sensation […]

Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the doctors at Cornerstone Foot & Ankle. “The human foot is a biological masterpiece that amazingly endures the stresses of daily activity,” says Dr. Robert Warkala. […]

Heel Pain in Youth Athletes: A Warning Sign

Surgeon Urges Prompt Treatment for Growth Plate Injuries Indoors and outdoors, young athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports, and for many of them heel pain has become “just another part of the game.” Foot and ankle surgeon, Taral Shah, DPM, advises that when a child complains of heel pain, it should be diagnosed promptly […]

Pain in Your Feet? Better Take A Seat.

Athletes and parents should monitor seemingly ‘normal’ foot and ankle pain. As sport season approaches, many adult, adolescent, and child athletes are playing with minor but persistent foot pain that could be a sign of a more serious injury, according to Dr. Robert Warkala. “Playing with pain often is viewed as a badge of honor […]