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Choosing the Right Athletic Shoe for You

June 21, 2020  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Just like selecting any article of clothing or accessory, shoes will fit and feel different for everyone. It is always important to try on your shoes in-store before you buy them. What feels comfortable for your family member or friend, may not feel comfortable for you. It is a common misconception (perpetuated by ...

COVID-19 & Podiatry

March 24, 2020  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

All patients and healthcare providers lives have significantly changed since the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. We have had to take extreme measures to do our part in helping mitigate the spread of the virus, such as screening questions prior to appointments and rescheduling non-essential appointments. At the same time, t

Blood Clots – A Silent Killer

April 21, 2019  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? A DVT is a venous thromboembolism (VTE) in one of the deep veins in the human body. The terms DVT and VTE are often used interchangeably. In layman’s terms, a DVT or VTE is called a “blood clot”. Blood clots stick ...

Charcot Foot

November 26, 2018  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

What is a Charcot Foot? A Charcot [shar-koh] foot, sometimes called Charcot joint, is a complex syndrome characterized as a foot with multiple fractures and joint dislocations in a patient with neuropathy (loss of sensation) and a history of minimal or no known trauma. It is named after Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a ...

Dry, Cracked Skin of Winter

February 18, 2018  |   Dr. Stych's Blog,Uncategorized   |     |   0 Comment

Skin is one of the important natural barriers that works along with our immune system to defend the body against organisms that can cause infection. The skin on our extremities - hands and feet - are the most vulnerable and require additional attention to remain healthy during the cold, dry months of winter. I recommend the ...

How to correct crossover toe, keep patients active

November 26, 2017  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Crossover toe is a common foot problem that can inhibit physical activity for active adults, but conservative treatment can slow down the progressive deformity, or outpatient surgery can correct the deformity and keep people active and on their feet. Individuals with hammertoes, bunions or a second toe that extends beyond the big toe are ...

Pedicure Advice

June 18, 2017  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

With the warmer temperatures outside, open toed shoes are making their way out of the closet and slipped on underneath beautifully manicured feet. The pedicure season is in full swing! Unfortunately, not all pedicure facilities offer clean and proper foot care and infections and other foot ailments may arise.  We would like to share ...

Which Winter Boots Are Right For You?

December 08, 2016  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

1. Be sure boots are insulated and waterproof. Even if the boot maker says the boots are waterproof, still treat the pair with a waterproofing product. The body has to work harder to compensate for moisture, so try to minimize as much foot moisture as possible. 2. Select natural material, like leather, that allows proper airflow and keep feet dry.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 02, 2016  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, 6 percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic ...

Toenail Fungus

May 15, 2016  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Today, we discuss one of the more prevalent, yet unsightly conditions of podiatry, the fungal toenail. What is it? Who gets it? Fungal toenails, also known as onychomycosis, effects anywhere from 2-13% of the western population. It is more common in individuals over the age of 60, however anyone can get a ...

Dr, Stych's Blog

  • Choosing the Right Athletic Shoe for You
    June 21, 2020

    Just like selecting any article of clothing or accessory, shoes will fit and feel different for everyone. It is always important to try on your shoes in-store before you buy them. What feels comfortable for your family member or friend, may not feel comfortable for you. It is a common misconception (perpetuated by marketing strategists […]

  • COVID-19 & Podiatry
    March 24, 2020

    All patients and healthcare providers lives have significantly changed since the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. We have had to take extreme measures to do our part in helping mitigate the spread of the virus, such as screening questions prior to appointments and rescheduling non-essential appointments. At the same time, there is […]

  • Blood Clots – A Silent Killer
    April 21, 2019

    What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? A DVT is a venous thromboembolism (VTE) in one of the deep veins in the human body. The terms DVT and VTE are often used interchangeably. In layman’s terms, a DVT or VTE is called a “blood clot”. Blood clots stick to the wall on the inside of […]