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By Brenna Steinberg
July 15, 2014
Category: foot pain
Tags: podiatrist   Podiatry   neuroma   mynewfeet   nerve   damage  

Hey all you FFA bloggers!  Do you ever have a tingling feeling in your feet and legs after you start an afternoon walk or evening run? Does it ever feel like you are stepping on pins and needles during or after your exercise? Do these pains ever keep you from your exercise routine? If so you might want to consider coming into our office to discuss your symptoms.

There are many reasons that might cause you to have this type of pain. However, most of the time people complain about burning, pins and needle pain; they have some sort of nerve conduction disorder.

You might be asking yourself what in the world is a nerve conduction disorder?  Nerves are what allow us to feel different sensations. They also sends signals to our muscles to move. Even though you might have good muscle strength, you might be suffering from a nerve problem. This type of nerve disorder might be from damage, previous trauma, including micro trauma, or other disorders.  Basically, there is a disconnect from one nerve ending to another nerve ending creating misfire of the electrical impulses, thus causing you to feel pins and needles in your lower legs and feet. There are many tests and procedures that your local podiatrist can do to help you and your nerve disorder.

If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about  the pins and needles you get when exercising with me or another one of our knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into the office of Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! Don’t waste your time come on in to avoid any summertime sadness. 

By Brenna Steinberg

By Coralia Terol
July 07, 2014
Category: Running
Tags: running   shoes   podiatrist   Podiatry   Marathon   Feet   mynewfeet  

Hey all you FFA bloggers! I hope you have been enjoying your summer so far! This hot and sultry weather has taken Frederick polar opposite from this past winter. I love it here in Maryland! Maryland gives its residents the opportunity to experience all the four seasons in each extreme. Even though humidity is the worst, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

If you follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts you already know that we sent a FFA running team to participate in the Baltimore 10 Miler and the Fairfield, CT Half-marathon. The half-marathon was in a cute little beach town right up I-95, from MD to CT. The course had many more hills than what you would expect for a beach course to have.

At both of these races we noticed a few participants running without shoes. That’s right, I repeat, they were running without shoes, socks, nada! And what was so disturbing was that they were running faster than me! Believe me when I say that I was keeping up a good pace throughout the races. When I was abruptly passed by a group of barefoot runners, I was thinking to myself, “Wow! They must have trained themselves to withstand harsh jagged rocks and the scorching hot pavement.” However, after the race I found this mysterious group of barefoot runners and here they were tending to their fresh foot wounds and limping around like they were in old age. And I, myself, was walking around like I could do round 2 with ease! So I wouldn’t recommend to anyone to run barefoot, especially on long distance races!

If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about what shoes would best fit your particular foot type with me or another one of our knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! Don’t waste your time come on in to avoid any summertime sadness. 

By Coralia Terol

By Nikki Ho
June 17, 2014
Tags: podiatrist   Podiatry   mynewfeet   fall   risk   assessment  

Hey all you FFA bloggers! Are you guys ready for the summertime? This past weekend was gorgeous; I hope many of you got to enjoy some family time outside, whether if it’s swimming, biking, or hiking! But if you have had some unsteadiness walking you must get checked out by your local podiatrist. Make sure that you are getting in to see your podiatrist for your fall risk assessment.

This fall risk assessment is something we do in the office to rate the amount of risk that you have of falling. Your unsteadiness might come from weak muscles, bones, unclear eyesight, or even your perception of the ground being altered. We take all of these risk factors and give you a score. Depending of this score you may need some anti-fall braces.

Anti-fall braces are lightweight and custom molded to fit each patient perfectly! They easily slip into your shoes and are comfortable to wear during any of your normal day-to-day activities. Anti-fall braces provide you with an equal balance of comfort and stability that you need when you are active and independent!

If you or someone you know has an unsteady gait (or walking pattern) and might be interested in discussing more about your foot and ankle health, a fall risk assessment, and anti-fall braces with me or another one of our knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! Don’t waste any time this season and come on in to avoid any summertime sadness. 

By Nikki Ho

By Yenisey Yanes
June 04, 2014
Category: gout
Tags: podiatrist   Podiatry   mynewfeet   gout   summer  

Hey FFA bloggers! I hope you guys are getting ready for Maryland Blue Crab season, I know we are here at FFA! This is our favorite time of year. Who doesn’t like some sun, an ice cold beer, and some old bay seasoned, freshly steamed blue crabs? But beware of indulging too much!

You might be asking yourself what is exactly is gout and what does Blue Crab season have to do with it? Gout is a painful condition with occasional flare ups that causes your joints to be inflamed and painful with movements. This is actually because of a buildup of uric acid in your body causing the acid to crystallize in your joints. This can either be because your body is over producing or under excreting uric acid.

And what does your diet have to do with gout? Well the types of foods you eat are many times the cause of these flare ups. For instance, diets heavy in beer, wine, cheese, red meats and seafood can predispose you to a flare up. If you want a full list of what to eat and what not to eat, swing by our office and we can give you a proper gout free diet!

If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about your foot and ankle health and possible gout flare ups with me or another one of our knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! 

By Yenisey Yanes

By Brenna Steinberg
June 02, 2014
Category: Health

Hey FFA bloggers, how was your Memorial Day Weekend? I hope it was full of sun, sand, and sunscreen! That’s right folks, I know Memorial Day is the unofficial start of showing some skin in the summertime, but FFA wants to remind you the importance of using sunscreen! 

Memorial Day weekend is the first exposure to the sun for a lot of people, and it is crucial to use sun block. As too may of us know, one bad burn can be the start of a rough season! All of us want that golden bronzed look that is plastered on all the magazines and TV shows, not to mention all the golden tanned guests at Kim Kardashian and Kayne West’s wedding! 

Even after applying sunscreen, make sure that you are covering all the exposed areas like your feet and ankles, as these places are often missed! Also make sure you are reapplying as instructed! Applying once isn’t enough for a day at the beach or for the entirety of a BBQ session outside. As the summer season approaches make sure that you are protecting yourself and your family from the deadly rays; this is the time where the prevalence of skin cancer increases exponentially!

If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about your foot and ankle skin health for the upcoming summer season with me or another one of your knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into the office of Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! 

By Brenna Steinberg





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Podiatry - Frederick, Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists, P.C. ,
Frederick MD, 21702 (301) 668-9707
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