Going Skiing this Weekend?


I am sure that everyone reading this had their parents tell them when they were younger to cover their feet, hands, and chins when going out in the cold to prevent frost bite just as my parents always did. My answer growing up was always “it’s not that cold.” It turns out that frost bite [...]

Going Skiing this Weekend?2018-09-20T13:52:37+00:00

How effective is Topical Medication for Toenail Fungus!?


“What can I use for the fungus in my nails?” This is a question that I get all day everyday from  patients. My answer usually consists of a discussion of topical medications vs oral medications. I then always get asked the question “How effective is the topical medications?” I set out to write this blog [...]

How effective is Topical Medication for Toenail Fungus!?2018-09-20T13:58:20+00:00

Did Punxsutawney Phil See His Shadow?


I know that we are in the middle of winter, albeit a warm winter, but I thought today would be a great day to discuss malignant melanoma and the feet as the groundhog did not see his shadow meaning an early spring/summer. In our office, we have posters that show pictures of skin cancers of [...]

Did Punxsutawney Phil See His Shadow?2018-09-20T13:59:53+00:00



One of the most common foot conditions seen in the world are bunions. Bunions are best defined as bony prominence’s that occur at the joint at the base of the big toe. As a bunion develops, the toe deviates towards the outside of the foot and pain can develop. There are multiple causes of bunions [...]


Knots in Your Feet


Recently, I have been seeing quite a few patients that present to the office with a complaint of “a knot in the bottom of my foot.” Most of the time, they say that they just get occasional discomfort associated with the area. Many of these “knots” on the bottom of patients feet are plantar fibromas. [...]

Knots in Your Feet2018-09-20T14:01:01+00:00

Hammertoes- How to Treat! Lonnie Kaplan DPM


As you can see from the above picture, even celebrities have foot and ankle abnormalities. One example of this is a hammertoe. A hammertoe is most easily described as a contracture of the toe causing the top of the toe to be prominent. (usually due to abnormal muscle pull) There are many causes of hammertoes [...]

Hammertoes- How to Treat! Lonnie Kaplan DPM2016-03-19T13:24:45+00:00

Foot & Ankle Surgery; What To Expect


Victoria Beckham “You’re going to need surgery,” is a very disconcerting phrase that most people dread hearing from a medical professional, but when it comes to surgeries prescribed by your podiatrist, you can put your mind at rest. Foot and ankle procedures generally have a recovery period that is much shorter than that [...]

Foot & Ankle Surgery; What To Expect2018-09-20T14:04:28+00:00

New Years Resolution for Weight Loss? Lonnie Kaplan DPM


It's that time of the year where everyone is trying to shed a few pounds from their holiday over eating. I tend to be a regular at the gym and in the last few days, as there are at the beginning of every year, there have been a lot of unfamiliar faces. What needs to [...]

New Years Resolution for Weight Loss? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2016-01-15T16:47:14+00:00

What Is That Moving Bump On My Foot?


A ganglion cyst is a fluid filled lesion that tends to be seen around joints and tendons in the body. It is especially common in the foot and ankle where it is commonly seen on the top of the foot and ankle. Although ganglion cysts are not cancerous, they can cause pain and discomfort in the affected [...]

What Is That Moving Bump On My Foot?2018-09-20T14:10:35+00:00

What Is The Rich Mans Disease?


Now that the holidays and New Years are upon us and we are indulging in food and drinks at parties with co-workers, family and friends, the incidence of gout increased. Gout is a type of arthritis that is seen when there is too much uric acid in the blood. It is commonly seen after eating seafood, meats, spinach [...]

What Is The Rich Mans Disease?2018-09-20T14:13:32+00:00