Ouch My Heel Hurts! FAQ About Heel Pain

Just about everyone experiences heel pain at least once. Heel pain may not signal a serious condition, but it certainly interferes with your normal activities like exercising and even walking. Here are some frequent questions that we are often asked in our practice about this very common ailment: What causes heel pain? One of the […]

Keep Your Feet Safe At The Gym In The New Year

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Foot and ankle surgeon, Taral Shah, offers tips for foot safety while at the gym.  Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions! Start new workouts gradually— Increase your stamina and the […]

Why Does My Heel Hurt?

One of the most common questions we are asked by our patients is, “Why does my heel hurt?” While there can be many reasons for heel pain, we as foot and ankle surgeons categorize heel pain into four major causes: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis and nerve pain. Diagnosing the specific issue depends on the […]

Heel Pain in Youth Athletes: A Warning Sign

Surgeon Urges Prompt Treatment for Growth Plate Injuries Indoors and outdoors, youth 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 […]

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 […]

Winter Falls Can Cause Broken Ankles

  For many, winter is fall season and Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles.  With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Dr. Frank Oware says falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures, and it’s critical to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage […]

Winter Foot Health Advice

The holidays are over, but most regions of the country face a few more months of winter. Whether you’re slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill, and muddy conditions in the south, it’s important to take care of your feet all winter long. You’ll want them to […]

Keep Your Feet Safe At The Gym In The New Year

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Foot and ankle surgeon,  Taral Shah, offers tips for foot safety while at the gym.  Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions! Start new workouts gradually— Increase your stamina and the […]

Fix Feet For Weight Loss Success

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 […]

Are Fallen Arches a Real Foot Problem?

Are fallen arches a real foot problem, or just a label for chronically sore feet? Foot and ankle surgeon Robert Warkala, DPM, says fallen arches, or flat feet, are a legitimate medical condition affecting five percent of Americans. “Flat feet can be present at birth, or develop over decades of walking, running and overall time spent […]