Taking The Time To Review X-Rays With Patients

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
9/11/14 | 276 reads | 2 comments
I am sure most of you reading this are guilty of seeing a patient under time constraints and walking in and out quickly to keep the "flow" of the office going. This happens especially when you review an X-ray and simply tell the patient everything is normal. Alternately, you may be one of those on the opposite end of the spectrum who refuses to "dumb" down the radiograph or, more commonly, magnetic resonance image (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan, and just tell the patient he or she needs surgery as a result of a fracture, torn tendon or … well, you get the point. Read More.

Why EMRs Are Moving In The Wrong Direction

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
7/22/14 | 652 reads | 2 comments
As many hospitals and institutions work at transitioning to electronic medical records (EMR), the ability to obtain information on a patient has become more difficult than ever. In my opinion, electronic medical records as we know them today are probably the largest setback to the advancement of medicine that we have seen. It's frustrating for me, someone who loves technology and even contemplated a career in it, to watch medicine and technology collide instead of seeing the advancements of computers and accessibility of information complement medical records. Read More.

Why Minimalist Shoes Do Not Create Injuries

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
5/16/14 | 1743 reads | 16 comments
The lawsuit against Vibram USA was for making false claims about its footwear product FiveFingers. The website touted many benefits. In particular, Vibram USA claimed your foot can become stronger by wearing FiveFingers. In my opinion, this is a true statement although it was not scientifically proven at the time the claims were made. Read More.

Can Strengthening The Abductor Hallucis Muscle Help Prevent Overuse Injuries?

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
4/22/14 | 3846 reads | 5 comments
We commonly overlook the abductor hallucis muscle in the foot and rarely does it even get recognition or discussion when it comes to any foot pathologies. However, recent literature has demonstrated its importance to the foot, especially to the medial longitudinal arch.1-4 Accordingly, let us examine the anatomy of the abductor hallucis and review how it may be more involved with the pathology we see on a day-to-day basis. Read More.

The Importance Of Physical Therapy In Our Practice

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
3/14/14 | 1480 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 | 1837 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 | 1919 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 | 2221 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 | 3311 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.