Don’t Be Embarrassed Wearing Flip Flops this Summer!


A day usually does not go by in the office when I do not see a patient who comes to me saying that there toenails are ugly. With spring here, and summer right around the corner, everyone is preparing for flip-flop season. What better way to prepare than by seeing your podiatrist to get your [...]

Don’t Be Embarrassed Wearing Flip Flops this Summer!2018-09-20T13:56:55+00:00

A Podiatrist Can Do That?


This weather today makes me look forward to summer and kayaking- picture of Dr. Kaplan and his dog Barley! As a practicing podiatrist, a week does not go by without a patient coming in for one issue and during the course of exam I find another issue that the patient did not know we treated. [...]

A Podiatrist Can Do That?2016-03-19T12:49:37+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 [...]


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