Podiatry Blog

Tips for Arthritis Sufferers

Arthritis is a problem experienced by numerous men and women (of all ages). In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 52.5 million adults have been diagnosed as having some form of arthritis. This issue tends to be an especially...

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How Do I Use My Orthotics?

We’ve previously looked at how to tell if you need new orthotics, whether or not custom orthotics are worth it, and how these devices are used in sports injury treatment. Today, we want to answer another question that is frequently asked – “How do I use my orthotics?”...

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Are Custom Orthotics Really Worth It?

We get this question a lot. You’ve probably seen your fair share of store-shelf insoles at your local pharmacy or department store. Some of the higher-end ones might run $40 or $50, and look really snazzy, too—at least on the box, anyway. So if you’re going to spend a...

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Join Us At the Turkey Trot!

“Gobble gobble!” Before you go and gobble up a near-coma-inducing volume of turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and other Thanksgiving treats, consider joining Dr. Birnbaum, his daughter Rebecca (and about 3,000 other neighbors and friends) in clearing out...

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Creating a “Foot Safe” Home

It’s always important to take measures to keep your feet safe at home (or any place, actually). It is absolutely essential, though, to create a “foot safe” home during senior years. As we get older, there are certain situations that can result in serious medical...

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Why Do My Feet Tingle?

At Brook Valley Podiatry, we treat patients for many different foot and ankle conditions. One of the most serious conditions we treat—nerve damage in the feet—can lead to severe complications and medical emergencies. If your feet are tingling—and especially if this is...

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Are Your Shoes Bad for Your Feet

There are two ways to think about shoes – how they look and what they do. Both have at least a certain degree of importance, but one of these should be more important to you than the other. Footwear can certainly be used as a form of self-expression. If you are an...

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