Obesity

Obesity: Obesity is defined as BMI greater than 30. Obesity is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, sleep apnea, and type 2 DM. If your BMI is greater than 30, you may qualify for medical treatment in addition to lifestyle modifications Consider surgery for BMI greater than 40 What diet is best?? […]

Athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis)

Athletes foot, also known as tinea pedis is very common presentation we see in our office. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the skin of the foot, especially when it is warm, moist, and thrives in the dark enivornment like your closed toed shoes. Fungal infections are more common […]

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

1 in 2500 have CMT  Charcot Marie-Tooth disease is a group of inherited disorders that cause nerve damage. This damage is mostly in the arms and legs (peripheral nerves). Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is also called hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease results in smaller, weaker muscles. You may also experience loss of sensation and muscle […]

New Doctor Spotlight: Get to Know Dr. David A. Farnen, DPM

As you all know, Dr. David Farnen has now joined the exceptional team at Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle. We got to sit down and ask him a few questions. Why did you choose Podiatry? Well, it’s because I love the field and everything we do. NO, I do not have a foot fetish. I […]

ANKLE SPRAINS

Recently twisted your ankle? Recent fall or injury?  Ankle sprain should be immediately evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. Early diagnosis is important and an ankle sprain or injury  should not be left untreated, for reasons including: 1.Ankle fracture or foot fracture maybe associated with ankle injury, people mistaken ankle sprains for ankle fractures frequently. […]

April Brings Blooming Flowers and National Foot Awareness Month

April marks a month of more activity and beautiful blooming tulips, but it also marks the beginning of Foot Awareness Month. What is foot awareness? You can be more in tune with not only your overall body health but look down and make sure your feet are healthy and well. The foot is a body […]

Stress fractures

Stress fractures are tiny hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot, that be sustained without any recent trauma. Stress fractures can also develop from normal use of a bone that’s weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.They can also be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper […]

Peroneal subluxation

Do you ever feel instability of your ankle or “giving way?” Do feel or hear snapping or popping when walking, associated with pain? History of lateral ankle sprains?  Peroneal subluxation maybe your diagnosis. This is very common in athletes but anyone can experience this. There are two tendons that originate in your leg and course […]

Hallux Rigidus

Are you having pain and stiffness in your great toe joint when active or pushing off with your toe? This is a condition called hallux limitus/hallux rigidus. The great toe joint (also known as your first metatarsophalangeal joint) is limited in range of motion, meaning it is difficult to bend up or down. You may […]

Haglunds Deformity (“pump bump”)

Haglunds deformity is a bony enlargement of the back of the heel. Also known as “pump bump” because the rigid backs of pump-style shoes can great pressure that aggravates the enlargement when walking, really anything with a rigid back.  Haglunds deformity can be treated conservatively with medication, injections, orthotics, heel lifts, shoe modification, stretching, physical […]