The Importance Of Physical Therapy In Our Practice

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
3/14/14 | 1120 reads | 0 comments
As a runner and former athletic trainer, I really value the importance of physical rehabilitation in my practice. I value this not only for my patients who are runners but also for patients who are recovering from surgery. Read More.

Facing The Challenges That Shoe Gear Creates

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
2/18/14 | 1478 reads | 0 comments
For many who read my blog posts and know my philosophies and principles, you already are aware of my feelings about shoes. Trust me, even though I am a proponent of the whole “barefoot” movement, I probably wear more running shoes than most of my critics could even imagine. Over the past four years, I have been fortunate to have tested and run in many different running shoes as a result of the work I have done with studying minimalist running shoes. Read More.

Keeping Up With Technology To Enhance Our Practices

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
1/21/14 | 1651 reads | 0 comments
For my first blog post of 2014, I thought I would start the year off by discussing how important it is to stay abreast with technology today and how it relates to our profession and even our practice. I have only been in practice for nine years now and I cannot believe how much change has occurred. Technology has completely redefined the way we not only practice but more importantly the way we keep up with medicine. Read More.

What To Tell Patients Who Ask ‘What's The Best Shoe For Me?’

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
11/20/13 | 1864 reads | 0 comments
I am sure at one time or another, if not daily, patients ask us the question of "What's the best shoe for me?" Depending on one's personality and willingness to talk, this could turn into a rather long discussion with your patient. Read More.

Getting Runners Back On Their Feet After Subungual Hematomas

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
10/22/13 | 2321 reads | 0 comments
Subungual hematomas frequently occur in distance runners and I tend to see a lot of them in my practice. While it can be a controversial topic in regard to either draining or removing the entire nail, I learned early in my career that it is best to remove the entire nail. Read More.

Utilizing Semi-Custom Orthotics For Neuromas

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
9/19/13 | 4306 reads | 6 comments
Too often, physicians prescribe custom fabricated orthoses to treat a forefoot issue when they can address the problem through the use of a semi-custom orthotic. Do we need to cast, mold and scan the foot, et cetera, to produce a custom rearfoot shell, which we can attach to the forefoot device? Do we need to control the rearfoot to help the forefoot pathology? The debatable answer is that it depends on the pathology. Read More.

What I Have Learned About Treating Sesamoiditis

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
8/16/13 | 3021 reads | 0 comments
I have been intrigued by sesamoiditis since I suffered from it as a resident. I lived with the condition for 10 years before finally realizing I was creating the problem by the way I was running and walking. After making this discovery, my outlook on treating sesamoiditis changed. I no longer relied on treating it through inserts and offloading devices. I began focusing on strengthening the foot, proper walking and running form, and shoe gear. Read More.

Are Minimalist Running Shoes Really To Blame When It Comes To Running Injuries?

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
8/1/13 | 3620 reads | 1 comments
Have we forgotten about pronation? With all the hype surrounding minimalist shoes, the concern has shifted from controlling motion to simply avoiding minimalist shoes. This has happened not because minimalist shoes don't control motion but plain and simple because they allegedly cause injury. Read More.

Defending My Position On Orthoses

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
5/15/13 | 8455 reads | 12 comments
Our profession needs to keep an open mind in regard to shoes and treating running injuries. People do not change what they are doing unless they have a reason to change. I continue to see runners not responding to orthotics and stability control shoes in my practice so I have provided a change, one that is working for others and myself. Of course, there is not a preponderance of evidence to support this change but there are emerging studies that support my thinking regarding the use of minimalist shoes. I have cited these studies in the past and will continue to do so. Read More.