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6 Tips to Start a Running Program

  Any trusted medical professional—such as your favorite podiatrist!—is going to encourage you to participate in physical activities on a regular basis. After all, this is essential for your optimal health and wellbeing. Of course, that “health and wellbeing” extends...

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My Legs are Cramping!

Why do my Calves Cramp Up? One of the reasons calves cramp during the night (rest pain) or while walking (also called claudication) is a sign of poor blood flow to the lower legs. At night time, blood flow doesn’t have gravity to help it get to the legs causing rest...

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National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day

Portsmouth Foot and Ankle joined the American Diabetes Association’s third annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day! Held the first Wednesday of May each year, National Get Fit Don't Sit Day™ is an opportunity for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to increase...

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Shared Decision-Making

There are many gratifying aspects to my job, Getting patients feeling better quickly Having same day treatments available Seeing a variety of foot ailments making two days never the same But one of my favorite things is how rarely I have to utter the words “today we...

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Bare Feet + Diabetic

Tales of a Barefoot Diabetic It has long been known that one of the most common pedal side effects in a diabetic patient is peripheral neuropathy which manifests into a loss of protective sensation in the feet and lower legs.  The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can...

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Covered/Not-Covered Nail Care

Will My Nail Care Be Covered By My Insurance? Many patients come to us for routine foot care. During these appointments nails are trimmed or debrided and calluses cared for. Unfortunately, many patients, especially the elderly or those with mobility issues have...

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Arthritis in the Big Toe

I Can’t Move My Big Toe One of the more common complaints heard in our office setting is pain with any movement of the big toe joint.  And the most common underlying cause of pain in this area is arthritis.  Arthritis can occur in almost any of the joints in the foot,...

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Frostbite on Your Feet

Frostbite is a real danger in New England. Hands and feet account for 90% of all cold related injuries. Men are affected by it more than women by a ratio of 10:1. Frostbite occurs when the tissues of the body are reduced to a temperature that stops blood flow. As...

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