It’s February, a full month into the New Year. If you resolved to start an exercise program, how’s it going for you? If you’ve lost your zeal, you’re not alone.
Running has amazing physical and mental benefits. A daily run gives you the weight-bearing exercise that doctors so often recommend. It builds muscle and makes your heart and lungs stronger.
What separates the tennis player from the football jock; the marathon runner from the weekend hiker? How about the soccer enthusiast from the baseball pro? Well, one of the most important things that make all of these athletes different is the shoes on their feet. Athletic shoes help prevent injury There’s a reason different kinds […]
How is it back-to-school time already? Montgomery kids are happily sporting their new backpacks, new shoes (if you haven’t gotten those yet, click here for tips on buying shoes for kids), and hopefully a fresh new attitude that has them looking forward to a great academic year! All of us at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists […]
No doubt you’re familiar with the describing word “hyper.” Kids can be hyperactive and co-workers (and spouses!) can be hypersensitive. So, “hyper” indicates an action that’s exaggerated, over the top, over and above the norm. At Montgomery Foot Care Specialists, we sometimes treat patients who’ve hyper-extended their big toe. That hyperextension has a specific name […]
The middle of your foot is a little bit like a jigsaw puzzle. The metatarsal bones, the long bones that connect your toes to the rest of your foot, are held in position by many small ligaments. Damage to those midfoot ligaments and/or bones is what we call a Lisfranc injury. How does it happen? […]
Are you having the debate at your house? You know – the one about the focus of Olympic figure skating. What are the judges looking for? Grace and fluidity? Or is it all about athleticism? Sure, the official rules state that they’re looking at both. But wow, it sure seems like during the past several […]
An elderly acquaintance who’s having trouble walking (not a patient of ours) recently said that she would refuse to go to physical therapy if her doctor recommended it. Somehow, this octogenarian got it into her mind that physical therapy is a waste of time. This kind of thinking makes all of us at Montgomery Foot […]
WSFA-TV News recently ran a story about a freak accident on I-65 here in Montgomery. A guy driving along had his windshield smashed to pieces when he crashed into a bulky piece of metal – a trailer hitch that had detached from someone else’s car and was just sitting on the highway. The story stressed […]
School is back in session, fall is just about upon us, and kids are regularly hitting the soccer field. If there is any sport that involves the feet more than others, it’s got to be soccer, where the object of the game is to use our feet almost exclusively to shuffle an object around and […]