Adler Footcare Blog

Which Type of Expert Should You Visit for Your Ankle and Foot Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 18, 2016 1:53:20 PM

different_types_of_doctorsWhen you or a loved one have an injury related to your feet or ankles, what type of doctor do you visit? You might just think to call up your general practitioner, or if your ankle and foot pain is bad enough, pay a visit to the ER. However, it’s becoming more common to seek specialized care for your foot injuries. Whether you’re an avid exerciser, have kids in sports, or have an old injury acting up again, learn the difference between foot and ankle specialists so you’re prepared when you need an expert opinion.

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Topics: foot problems, Choosing a Podiatrist, Injuries

Is Your Black Nail a Sign of a Toenail Fungal Infection?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 11, 2016 3:09:30 PM

If you’ve recently looked down at your feet and noticed a black toenail, you may be wondering if there’s cause for concern and how to get rid of it. More often than not, a black toenail is a result of an injury or trauma to the nails, but sometimes it could be a sign of a toenail fungal infection. This article will help you learn how to tell the difference.

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Topics: foot problems, toenail fungus, Injuries

What to Do When Foot Pain Strikes When You’re Running

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 4, 2016 6:25:55 PM

If you’re a runner, you no doubt experience foot pain from time to time. Did you know that this pain could be related to how your foot strikes the ground when you run? If you have chronic foot pain, learning more about your feet when you run will help to pinpoint the underlying cause and help you get effective treatment, which may be more than just a new pair of running shoes. Learn more in the article excerpt below.

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Topics: foot pain, Running, Injuries

Are Overuse Injuries Causing Your Foot Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you experience chronic foot pain, it may be due to an overuse injury. This refers to an injury sustained from repeated action as opposed to an injury that occurred in an instant, such as a sprained ankle.

When you exercise or apply stress to the body, it will normally adapt by thickening and strengthening the tissues, muscles, tendons and bones involved. However, if your body is not adapting correctly for some reason, then microscopic injuries can occur – such as tears or imbalances that lead to inflammation.

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Topics: foot pain, Injuries

Common Football Related Foot Injuries

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 6, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will match up for Super Bowl 50. Whether you’ll be warming up and burning calories by playing some pre-game football of your own or you’re a weekend warrior who watches and plays, below are some common football-related foot injuries to be aware of in honor of Sunday’s big game.

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Topics: foot problems, foot pain, Injuries

Don’t Let Foot Injuries Spook Your Halloween Fun

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Oct 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Make no bones about it, foot injuries can easily take the fun out of trick-or-treating for kids. It can be difficult to get around if you’re on crutches with a broken foot or limping around with a sprained ankle. But there are some frightening fun ways a foot injury can be incorporated into a costume. If you were spooked into thinking your kiddos would be hiding out this Halloween, think again! There’s still time to create one of the following costumes below.

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Topics: foot pain, Pediatrics, Injuries

New Study Confirms High-Heels Cause Damage to the Foot and Ankle

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

High-heel shoes seem to be a necessary evil for women. They are necessary because women like the way they look, they tend to dress up an outfit, and accordingly to the fashion magazines each season, they are always on trend in some form. High-heels are an evil because of the foot and ankle problems they cause, briefly explained in the excerpt below.

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Topics: News, Ankle Pain, Injuries

4th of July Foot and Ankle Injuries You Haven’t Thought About

Posted by Jeffrey L. Adler, DPM

Jul 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Everyone loves a good picnic, day at the beach, or fireworks display to honor our nation on Independence Day. When you think of 4th of July celebrations, foot and ankle injuries probably aren’t what immediately come to mind; however preventing them should be something you’re aware of as you put on your red, white, and blue and prepare for a fun, safe holiday.

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Topics: foot problems, Ankle Pain, Injuries

Quick Fixes for Runners to Avoid Painful Foot and Ankle Injuries

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 27, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Runners in general don’t like to train with weights, they prefer to log miles. Weight training for a runner often feels like a waste of time. However, the article below discuses a quick weight training warm up plan that targets specific muscles used when running and may even help protect you from foot and ankle injuries. In essence, you get the best of both worlds, but really are able to focus the majority of your time on what you love doing most: running.

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Topics: Running, Injuries