Blog

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles’ tendon injuries comprise a significant portion of sports (and everyday) injuries of the foot and ankle. The injuries can be as minor as tendonitis or as major as a tendon rupture. Highlighted today will be the latter and the surgical intervention that...

read more

Let’s Talk Plantar Warts

What You Need To Know About Plantar Warts One of the most common complaints that walks through the door is “I think I have a plantar wart.”  In my own experience, this claim is accurate only a small portion of the time, however. There are many different differential...

read more

Nail Surgery

Ingrown nail surgery is the most common in office procedure we perform at Northeast Foot and Ankle. However, this procedure really seems to scare our patients. Often they wait until the nail becomes very painful, and even infected, to deal with the issue. The have a...

read more

Toe Trauma

Subungual Hematomas Let me guess ... you dropped something on your toe? ... or stubbed it on a piece of furniture? Fortunately, after the inital pain, these clumsy little mishaps generally cause no further discomfort. However, sometimes the trauma will cause painful...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest