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Should I try Barefoot Running?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-20T14:15:50+00:00

I am sure that everyone has heard about barefoot/ minimalist running as I am constantly asked about this when my runners come and see me in the office. One important thing to remember is that barefoot running is running without any shoes and minimalist running is running with shoes designed not to change your gait [...]

Should I try Barefoot Running?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:15:50+00:00

Diabetes Awareness- Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-20T14:25:11+00:00

As you may or may not know, November is national diabetes month. Unfortunately national diabetes month is not as well known as breast cancer awareness month or heart health awareness month. Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and unfortunately the lower extremities are greatly affected by this condition. Advice for Diabetic Patients: [...]

Diabetes Awareness- Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:25:11+00:00

Should I hand down Sneakers from one Child to the Next?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2016-02-27T19:18:59+00:00

Now that the fall is here, many parents will be bringing their children to the store to buy new sneakers. When buying new sneakers for children, there are many things that should be taken into account. It is important to remember that children’s feet grow and you will most likely have to buy a new [...]

Should I hand down Sneakers from one Child to the Next?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM2016-02-27T19:18:59+00:00

Is it More than a Callus on Your Child’s Foot? Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-20T14:32:01+00:00

One of the most common conditions we see as podiatrists are plantar warts also known as plantar verruca. These lesions commonly occur in children and parents often misdiagnose them as a callus (thickened skin) Plantar warts are very different than thickened skin and treatment is much different as well. A plantars wart is caused by the [...]

Is it More than a Callus on Your Child’s Foot? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:32:01+00:00

Does your Child Walk Like a Pigeon?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-20T14:40:50+00:00

In toeing, more commonly known as pigeon toes, is a disorder that is commonly seen in infants and children. The easiest way to describe this condition is that the child’s feet point in while walking. This can lead to many complications such as falling frequently and inability to keep up with friends at school. It [...]

Does your Child Walk Like a Pigeon?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:40:50+00:00

Keeping your Children OFF their Toes! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-20T14:56:18+00:00

A common pediatric foot and ankle abnormality is toe walking. Many people think that toe walking should be ignored and it will resolve on its own. Occasionally, it does resolve on its own but it is very important to have it evaluated by a podiatrist. There are many causes of toe walking in children. Some [...]

Keeping your Children OFF their Toes! Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:56:18+00:00

Do I Need to Treat my Child’s Flat Feet? Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:45:09+00:00

Flat feet are one of the most common pathological foot types that are seen in the world. Most people agree that you tend to inherit your parents foot type and thus if your parents have flat feet, your children will develop as well. Most of the time, the parent brings the child to the pediatrician [...]

Do I Need to Treat my Child’s Flat Feet? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:45:09+00:00

Does your Child Have Heel Pain? Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:47:23+00:00

Does your child have pain in the heels after playing sports or after activity? One possible diagnosis is Sever’s Disease. Sever’s Disease is pain and inflammation at the growth center of the heel bone (calcaneus) The area of the growth plate of the heel bone in children is also the attachment of the achilles tendon. [...]

Does your Child Have Heel Pain? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:47:23+00:00

Keeping your Children Active! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:53:10+00:00

When most people think of a podiatrist, they think of someone who elderly people go and see to have their nails and calluses trimmed and diabetic shoes ordered. Most people do not realize how important it is for children to see a podiatrist as well. Children tend to be on their feet and are always [...]

Keeping your Children Active! Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:53:10+00:00

VACUUM to Heal Wounds?? Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:57:13+00:00

Sometimes foot ulcerations still do not heal despite all of the previous discussed options and your podiatrist needs to discuss other possible treatment options. For very deep wounds and wounds with ligaments, tendons and muscle exposed, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an excellent modality. It is commonly used on wound after amputations where the [...]

VACUUM to Heal Wounds?? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:57:13+00:00
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