Tag Archives: foot pain

Too Much of a Good Thing?

There was an interesting article recently in the New York Times entitled “Big Baby, Smart Kid.” The article notes that about half of all births in the United States are hastened by either drugs or surgery which is approximately double … Continue reading

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I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?

Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center Almost every day people show up in my office with orthotics they just can’t wear. Some of these were made by doctors who claim that they are experts in making orthotics, and I … Continue reading

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What Does Dr. Oz Know About Bunion Surgery?

By Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center The short answer: about as much I know about cardiac surgery! That’s the problem. In todays’ world an “expert” in one thing is somehow an expert on things they know very … Continue reading

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Are You a Throwback?

By Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center If you are the one in 13 people who have a flexible foot that bends in the middle– what we professionals call a “midtarsal break”– then according to physical anthropologist Dr. … Continue reading

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FAQ- How come I always have trouble in one foot and the other is fine?

Sometimes old injuries or congenital problems can make one foot more likely to have problems and the other. We must remember that we are not totally symmetrical. One foot is usually slightly bigger than the other and often one leg … Continue reading

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FAQ-What can I do myself about my painful neuroma?

Actually a lot! There are a few simple things that you can do to help reduce the pain of a neuroma. Wear a wide, well cushioned shoe. Neuromas are most painful when the foot is squeezed into a tight shoe. Avoid  going barefoot. … Continue reading

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FAQ: Do I really need expensive custom orthotics?

Often the answer is no. Many people purchase shoe inserts from Dr. Scholl’s or even from Costco. And if you have a minor foot problem these can often do the job. But more often these inserts are a waste of … Continue reading

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