Tips for Living Life with Diabetes

We would like to share some tips to living life with diabetes which include taking extra precautions with your diet, and caring for your feet.  A major risk to having diabetes is that you are at increased risk of developing foot wounds.  And if a wound is developed and it won’t heal, amputation may become […]

How much Surgery can a Podiatrist Perform?

This question is posed to our doctors fairly frequently.  The answer is that while some podiatrists choose to limit their practices, all podiatrists are qualified to treat all disorders of the foot and ankle.  If surgery is determined to be the best treatment option, the patient typically assumes that we will refer them to an […]

Sever’s Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis) in Children

Is Your Child Frequently Mentioning Heel Pain? Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) Calcaneal Apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate (physis).  This condition typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old.  Calcaneal Apophysitis occurs more commonly in boys than girls.  Heel bones, the calcaneus, will not be fully developed […]

High Heel Hell!

Sky High Heels! The most comfortable shoes in your closet are most likely NOT those sky-high heels that you HAD to have!  You were sucked in by the ‘Carrie Bradshaw look’.  You tried them on, and you instantly felt taller, with longer legs, you were sexier and more confident!  Do you love strappy, snake-skin, bling, […]

Be smart to prevent injuries while increasing your activities this summer

The change in seasons and warmer weather rolling into the Kansas City area acts as a great motivator to get outside and start becoming more active. The problem with this new motivation is that going from a more sedentary level of activity, during the winter months, to a more active lifestyle during the warmer summer […]