Tips for Injured Runners
Common Foot Conditions
Operate Like a DPM
Treatment of cracked heels
MD Podiatrist Provides Spring Foot Health Tips
Stay Away From Platform Sandals: MD Podiatrist
Amputation Prevention for Diabetics
Diabetics Should Not Walk Barefoot: MD Podiatrist
90 Percent of Bunions are Genetic
Many Women Wear the Wrong Type of Shoe: MD Podiatrist
MD Podiatrist Discusses Basics of a Good Running Shoe
Intervening Early is Key to Treating Bunions: MD Podiatrist
Exercises are Key to Maintaining Foot & Ankle Strength and ROM: MD Podiatrist
MD Podiatrist Suggests That British Royal had Bunion Surgery
Fish Skin Strikingly Similar to Human Skin: MD Podiatrist
Aging Feet More Prone to Foot Issues
Common Running Injuries
The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury.
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.
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.
#February is National Heart Healthy Month so today we have dedicated our#wackyshoewednesday to some pretty crazy heart heels!
With #Valentine'sDay quickly approaching, don't forget you can always give the gift of a gift certificate to our Safe Spa!
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.
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?
The #answer to our #funfactfriday question is: The big toe! The Hallux is the most common toe to become ingrown.
#funfact friday is here! Question of the day: On what toe are #ingrown toenails most common?
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.
When #VictoriaBeckham wore these #christianlouboutin heels we are sure that they were at the height of fashion!
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.
A few weeks ago we talked about surgery and learned that the most common in-office surgery is to correct ingrown toenails.
For this #funfactfriday, let's talk about celebrities! Can you guess which of these three celebrities has been caught with#fungal nails?
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.
One way that a person can acquire a #fungal infection is by going to a nail salon that does not use #sterile practices.
Let's talk about something that isn't so pleasant....#fungus or fungal infections (onychomycosis in medical jargon).
Dig deep into your mind today and take a guess for #funfactfriday!
Instead of #wackyshoewednesday, we decided to show you a few examples of what your custom molded orthotics could look like!
Do you suffer from foot pain? Does the ball of your foot hurt? Do you have pain in the arch of your foot?
The answer to our #funfactfriday is a two-part one.
#funfactfriday is in full swing this morning!
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."
If you do require surgery, don't take the bland surgical shoe, get creative like these patients did! #funfootwear#wackyshoewednesday #surgeryrocks
Part of our name is #reconstruction, which does imply that we perform surgery.
They answer to our #funfactfriday question is....
It's the first #funfactfriday of #2015!
A #corn or #callus can be a painless nuisance, but for some they can be a daily problem, causing pain and irritation.
So maybe these weren't the kind of "corn" that we have been talking about....
We have briefly discussed #corns and calluses, but lets not forget that these don't happen to just you and me.
Many people suffer from a thickening of the skin on their toes and feet. These areas are called #corns or #calluses.
Let the countdown begin It's almost time to say goodbye to 2014 and Hello 2015!
funfactfriday is in full swing! Today's question: What is the #heel bone called?
#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.
So instead of the normal #wackyshoewednesday we want to try #whichwouldyouwearwednesday!
This just in....#DuchessKate is 5 months pregnant and still wearing 4 inch heels!
Make sure to check out Dr. Michaels from#Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Institute, LLC on WHAG's #medicalcorner!
Does the #holiday preparation have you #stressedout? Are you in need a little "you" time? Come visit our Safe Spa.
It's #FunFactFriday again! Today's #question ties into yesterday's post.
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!
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!
Make sure that you visit our website for the News You Can Use, from our expert Dr. Dan Michaels!
The #holidays are right around the corner!
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
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!
It's #funfactfriday! Today's #trivia question How many #bones are in the #foot?
For all the ladies that were intrigued from #Tuesday's post, we are back again for more information about #PumpBump!
These may not be very snow resistant, but they will surely help keep the snow-covered states warm!
This one is for all of the lady subscribers!
It's #wackyshoewednesday! And we would like to bring in the #fall season with a little reminder.... #keepcalmitsbootseason #podiatry
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!
The Holiday Season is quickly approaching us.
...Who lived in a shoe! It's wacky shoe #Wednesday! So there was an#oldladywholivedinashoe.... No seriously, this is a real "shoe house"! #podiatry
After knowing what to look for with #AthletesFoot, we can now talk about how to treat it.
With #trickortreat coming up quickly, we might all need to check our #feet to see who is sporting these #clownshoes! #wackyshoewednesday!
Now that #Fall is in full swing, more people are paying more attention to their feet and taking care of bothersome issues.
Happy Columbus Day! #columbusday #1492 #2014
In honor of #October being #breastcancerawareness month, we found this awesome shoe silhouette that really speaks volumes for #wackyshoewednesday! #thinkpinkwalkproud
Two of our staff members had an awesome time spending the morning with the preschoolers at Bright Horizons Childcare in Hagerstown!
The answer to #funfactfriday is, drum roll please......
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
To keep in line with our previous discussion regarding Tendinitis, make sure to check out our latest Newsletter from Dr. Michaels!
It's #wackyshoewednesday and what better to show our Maryland pride than with a pair of #maryland #underarmorcleats!
You can add another football star to the list of injured sports professionals.
Quarterback #RG3 for the #WashingtonRedskins suffered a crippling ankle injury on Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Take a look at our video of Dr. Michaels discussing our#pedicures!
We know that swelling and pain while walking or activities can be a sign of Tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon).
In honor of those we loved and lost on this tragic day. #weremember #unitedwestand #September11
We don't want to #leaf anyone out when talking about#wackyshoeswednesday, so check out these crazy shoes!#highheels #podiatry
Have you been experiencing swelling or pain when you walk in your ankles or heels? Are you active in sports or outdoor physical activities?
It's that time again...#wackyshoewednesday is upon us! Today we have found something that combines the literary world with the wonderful world of #Podiatry! #Hagerstownpodiatry#Highheels
We want to hear from you! What do you think is the most important part of Podiatry?
It's been awhile since we have posted anything for #wackyshoewednesday.
Back to school is here and summer is coming to an end.
We have recently discussed Haglund's Deformity or "Pump Bump" and what may cause it. Now we need to look at ways to treat and eradicate it.
With summer coming to a close, more women will go back to wearing high heels, pump, stilettos, and other damaging shoes.
Although Dr. Michaels uses surgery as a last resort, we know that sometimes it IS necessary.
School is back in session and we know that sometimes accidents can happen, especially on the playground.
Even doctors have to take a vacation sometimes...