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

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

Foot Pain after your Holiday Party? Lonnie Kaplan DPM


Now that the holidays are upon us and we are indulging in food and drinks at parties with co-workers, family and friends, the incidence of gout tends to be on the increase. Gout is a type of arthritis that is seen when there is too much uric acid in the blood. It is commonly seen [...]

Foot Pain after your Holiday Party? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2016-02-27T19:21:12+00:00

Should I try Barefoot Running?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM


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


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


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

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


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 Active! Lonnie Kaplan DPM


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

Heel Pain?


The adult foot is a complicated part of the body with many tendons, ligaments and bones. One of the most common foot complaints is heel pain. The most common cause of heel pain in adults is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia (a ligament connecting the heel to the toes that fans out under [...]

Heel Pain?2023-09-25T12:09:20+00:00