//Podiatry

Guidance on Summer Footwear

2017-11-22T08:50:43+00:00 August 11th, 2009|Podiatry|

In the June 2009 issue of Fitness Magazine, IBJI podiatrist Megan Leahy provided guidance on summertime footwear. In the magazine’s “Health Q&A” column, she answers the question “Can flip-flops damage my feet?”  According to Dr. Leahy, the answer is yes. “Any shoe that makes the telltale flip, flip, flip sound is letting you know that injury is almost inevitable.  Flip-flops don’t properly support your arches, and they strain your toes by keeping them in constant grip mode.  ‘Even a slight misstep can lead to a fracture or sprain, and if you wear them for more than two hours a day, tendinitis, fasciitis and myositis – all painful foot injuries – are a real possibility,’ says Megan Leahy, D.P.M, a podiatrist [...]

Shin Bone Pain: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

2017-11-22T10:42:27+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Podiatry|

Many people have heard of the injury referred to as “shin splints” which frequently affect people who engage in moderate-to-heavy physical activity. However the term shin splint is used to describe various overuse injuries affecting both the soft tissue and bone. […]

What is a Podiatrist?

2017-11-22T10:24:26+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Podiatry|

A podiatrist (DPM), also frequently referred to as a “foot doctor”, is a physician that is educated and experienced in diagnosing, treating and surgically repairing disorders and problems of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. […]