Blog Articles

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is damage of the peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves—the nerves in your toes and fingertips—are the ones on the periphery of your body.

May 23rd, 2016
Bothersome Bunions

One of the most common ailments that people complain of are bunions. A #bunion is a bump that forms on the base of the joint of the big toe.

Mar 6th, 2015
Heart Health!

#February is National Heart Healthy Month so today we have dedicated our#wackyshoewednesday to some pretty crazy heart heels!

Feb 18th, 2015
Psoriasis Stages

How can psoriasis be treated, you ask? According to Dr. Michaels, mild psoriasis can be treated with a topical steroid cream applied directly to the affected area.

Feb 10th, 2015
Dry Skin or Something More?

Since we are still dealing with the wonderful#winter season, now is a great time to discuss skin issues. Some people, especially diabetics, suffer from excessive dry skin. But how do you know when it is more than #dryskin?

Feb 9th, 2015
And the answer is....

The #answer to our #funfactfriday question is: The big toe! The Hallux is the most common toe to become ingrown.

Feb 6th, 2015
Ingrown Answers!

#funfact friday is here! Question of the day: On what toe are #ingrown toenails most common?

Feb 6th, 2015
Aftercare for your Ingrown

So, let's say that you have seen Dr. Michaels and he has performed the #ingrowntoenailprocedure. You may be wondering how you should care for it after leaving our office and what to expect.

Feb 5th, 2015
Asking for an Ingrown?

When #VictoriaBeckham wore these #christianlouboutin heels we are sure that they were at the height of fashion!

Feb 4th, 2015
Treating an Ingrown

You may be wondering how an #ingrowntoenail is treated. Luckily for you, Dr. Michaels has created a video discussing possible treatment options and ways to deal with a pesky ingrown nail.

Feb 3rd, 2015
Inconvenient Ingrown?

A few weeks ago we talked about surgery and learned that the most common in-office surgery is to correct ingrown toenails.

Feb 2nd, 2015
Fungal Fact Friday

For this #funfactfriday, let's talk about celebrities! Can you guess which of these three celebrities has been caught with#fungal nails?

Jan 30th, 2015
Fighting back Fungus

While fungal nails can be a bothersome infection, Dr. Michaels has found some techniques to fight back. One of our most popular treatment methods is the use of an FDA approved laser.

Jan 29th, 2015
Let's Forget Fungus!

Let's talk about something that isn't so pleasant....#fungus or fungal infections (onychomycosis in medical jargon).

Jan 27th, 2015
#wackyorthoticwednesday

Instead of #wackyshoewednesday, we decided to show you a few examples of what your custom molded orthotics could look like!

Jan 21st, 2015
Foregoing Foot Pain

Do you suffer from foot pain? Does the ball of your foot hurt? Do you have pain in the arch of your foot?

Jan 20th, 2015
To Cut or Not, That is the Question

When is surgery necessary? According to our very own Dr. Michaels, "#footsurgery would be necessary when a person is no longer responsive to consevsative treatments and pain, discomfort, and deformity still persist."

Jan 15th, 2015
Cumbersome Corns and Calluses

A #corn or #callus can be a painless nuisance, but for some they can be a daily problem, causing pain and irritation.

Jan 8th, 2015
Corn-y Shoes

So maybe these weren't the kind of "corn" that we have been talking about....

Jan 7th, 2015
Celebrities have Corns Too!

We have briefly discussed #corns and calluses, but lets not forget that these don't happen to just you and me.

Jan 6th, 2015
Corn and Calluses

Many people suffer from a thickening of the skin on their toes and feet. These areas are called #corns or #calluses.

Jan 5th, 2015
Posh Heel Pain

#PoshSpice is no stranger to wearing high heels! The fashion forward former popstar is always making a statement in some skyscraper shoes whenever she steps out.

Dec 11th, 2014
Decision, decisions...

So instead of the normal #wackyshoewednesday we want to try #whichwouldyouwearwednesday!

Dec 10th, 2014
Pregnant in Heels

This just in....#DuchessKate is 5 months pregnant and still wearing 4 inch heels!

Dec 9th, 2014
Hating Heel Pain?

Make sure to check out Dr. Michaels from#Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Institute, LLC on WHAG's #medicalcorner!

Dec 9th, 2014
Holidays Stressing You Out?

Does the #holiday preparation have you #stressedout? Are you in need a little "you" time? Come visit our Safe Spa.

Dec 8th, 2014
What is R.I.C.E.?

It's #FunFactFriday again! Today's #question ties into yesterday's post.

Dec 5th, 2014
Sprains Explained

For those of you who have not had the chance to check out our latest newsletter "Strains, Sprains, and Automobiles", we have pulled a few of the key points for you!

Dec 4th, 2014
Elf on the Shelf Shoes

It's #wackyshoewednesday and we thought with the#holidays coming up our Mom followers, and some Dad's too, can relate to these cute little shoes. Whether your #elfontheshelf is a boy or a girl, these little ice skates and scarf would make a great addition!

Dec 3rd, 2014
Manic Monday!

Don't let foot, ankle, or heel pain add to your #manicmonday! Call one of our convenient offices today for an appointment with Dr. Michaels! 301-797-8554 for #Hagerstown or 301-418-6014 fro #Frederick. #podiatry

Nov 24th, 2014
Fun Fact Friday Answer Revealed!

And the answer for #funfactfriday is..... 28! There are 28 bones in the foot, including the 2 little sesamoid bones. There are also approximately 33 joints and over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Isn't#podiatry fascinating!

Nov 24th, 2014
Fun Fact Friday

It's #funfactfriday! Today's #trivia question How many #bones are in the #foot?

Nov 21st, 2014
Pump Bump Part 2

For all the ladies that were intrigued from #Tuesday's post, we are back again for more information about #PumpBump!

Nov 20th, 2014
Abominable Snow Shoes!

These may not be very snow resistant, but they will surely help keep the snow-covered states warm!

Nov 19th, 2014
Keep Calm....It's Boot Season

It's #wackyshoewednesday! And we would like to bring in the #fall season with a little reminder.... #keepcalmitsbootseason #podiatry

Nov 19th, 2014
Happy Veterans Day 2014

Dr. Michaels and the RFAI Staff would like to take a moment of our day and thank all of the #veterans for their #service and #dedication to this country! Thank you, you are appreciated, and #HappyVeteransDay!

Nov 19th, 2014
Toys for Tots

The Holiday Season is quickly approaching us.

Oct 24th, 2014
There Was An Only Lady....

...Who lived in a shoe! It's wacky shoe #Wednesday! So there was an#oldladywholivedinashoe.... No seriously, this is a real "shoe house"! #podiatry

Oct 22nd, 2014
Itchy, Peeling, Red Feet?

Now that #Fall is in full swing, more people are paying more attention to their feet and taking care of bothersome issues.

Oct 14th, 2014
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of #October being #breastcancerawareness month, we found this awesome shoe silhouette that really speaks volumes for #wackyshoewednesday! #thinkpinkwalkproud

Oct 8th, 2014
Having Fun at Bright Horizons!

Two of our staff members had an awesome time spending the morning with the preschoolers at Bright Horizons Childcare in Hagerstown!

Oct 8th, 2014
Fun Fact Friday Kicks Off!

So we are starting a new trend....#funfactfridays! Every Friday, starting today, we will be doing a fun foot fact trivia game! Today's question: What causes #smellyfeet? #podiatry

Oct 3rd, 2014
News You Can Use - Tendinitis!

To keep in line with our previous discussion regarding Tendinitis, make sure to check out our latest Newsletter from Dr. Michaels!

Oct 2nd, 2014