Can Minimalist Shoes Be Beneficial For Osteoarthritis-Related Knee Pain?

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
4/19/13 | 5512 reads | 21 comments
A new study accepted for publication in Arthritis & Rheumatism says patients walking barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes have reported a reduction in knee adduction as well as reduced pain.1 This article is greatly needed in the world of orthopedics where the majority of orthopedists are still prescribing foot orthotics to treat many of the lower extremity injuries that do not warrant surgery. Read More.

Maintaining Perspective With Changes In Coverage For High-End Products

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
3/18/13 | 2089 reads | 1 comments
Approaching my 10th year in practice, I have seen more than a few changes, not only in the field of healthcare but also in the field of pharmaceuticals. As a resident, I caught the end of the era of golf trips, high-priced dinners with wine and baseball games with unlimited snacks. As I began practicing with my multispecialty group, I was still seeing weekly lunches and Starbucks, which ended up being a second cup of coffee for the morning. Read More.

Why It’s Important To Find Time Away From Your Practice

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
1/18/13 | 1935 reads | 0 comments
I thought I would start the year off on a different note than what I had focused my previous blogs on. As we all set goals for the new year within our practice, it is important to remember that our work is not the only reason we exist. While it is easy to fall into the daily rat race, trying to stay abreast of the latest advancements in podiatry, there is more to life than podiatry. Read More.

Staying In Stride With Your Running Patients

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
12/24/12 | 2562 reads | 1 comments
I recently attended “The Running Event,” a symposium in Austin, TX for retailers and shoe manufacturers involved in the running industry. In addition to seeing the debut of new products, attendees heard lectures addressing a myriad of topics such as running form, injuries, lower extremity biomechanics and marketing strategies for retailers. Read More.

How The Minimalist Shoe Movement Has Affected My Practice And The Profession

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
10/31/12 | 6292 reads | 1 comments
More than two years ago, I made a shift in my practice. People told me that I would lose patients, that my colleagues would be taking care of all the stress fractures that I would create, and that I should lose my license because I was violating the Hippocratic Oath of doing no harm. Read More.

Sharing Insights On Minimalist Shoes Worn By Athletes In The Recent Olympics

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
9/21/12 | 8339 reads | 0 comments
Even a month after the end of the Olympics, I still get questions about the bright yellow shoes I am wearing. People often ask if they are the same kind of shoes from the Olympics this year. My shoes are actually New Balance Minimus sneakers and those that many of the Olympians wore are from the Nike Volt collection. Read More.

Questioning Our Reliance On Motion Control Running Shoes

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
8/16/12 | 4714 reads | 3 comments
I recently lectured at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine on New Paradigms in Endurance Sport. It was an honor to be in the presence of one of the greatest educators on running, Mark Cucuzzella, MD, a nationally known lecturer and instructor on running form as well as a two-time winner of the Air Force Marathon. Read More.

How Running Cadence Can Be A Clue To Injury Prevention

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
7/25/12 | 2865 reads | 0 comments
People often mention cadence when discussing proper running technique. What exactly does it mean? Read More.

How Shoe Choices For Children Can Affect Foot Development

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
6/20/12 | 7569 reads | 5 comments
“I only buy the best shoes I can find.” “I paid $150 for these!” “All of the nurses and doctors wear this brand.” “I change my shoes every three months.” “I consulted with my local running shoe store before buying these.” “I know I have the right shoe for my arch.” Read More.