Sports-Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Don’t Ignore the Pain Whether you work out regularly, are a weekend warrior or even if you are a professional athlete – sports-related foot and ankle injuries are very common. Depending on your sport, your feet and ankles can really take a beating from repetitive play. If you are a runner, your feet are subjected […]

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 […]

Winter Foot Health Advice

The holidays are over, but here in New Jersey we are facing 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 […]

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 […]

Avoiding Footwear Fumbles When Exercising or Playing Sports

No one disputes that exercise provides a host of health benefits, from helping control weight to improving cardiovascular function. But exercising in the wrong footwear can cause more harm than good, especially because foot health is integral to overall well-being. “To get the most out of your workout or from playing a favorite sport, it’s […]

6 Tips to Protect Your Child in Fall Sports

Back-to-school sports season linked to ankle injuries. If your children are playing sports this fall, pay attention to six tips that could protect them from serious ankle injuries. Every fall, Cornerstone Foot & Ankle Surgeons notice an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead […]

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 […]

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 […]