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?? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bunions

A bunion (also referred to as hallux abductovalgus) is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. The big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straight ahead. This throws the bones […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles’ tendon which connects your calf muscles to your heel bone due to overuse, stress on the tendon, this is usually short lived. If not taken care of properly it can progress to damage of the Achilles tendon including micro tears, degeneration of the tendon and thickening of the […]

Diabetic Foot Care

Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle clinic  Diabetic patients are prone to many foot, ankle and lower extremity problems due to peripheral neuropathy (loss of sensation due to damage of the nerves) and poor circulation. Due to peripheral neuropathy diabetic patients are unable to feel any pressure areas, painful calluses that can lead to wounds and […]