Why Charging Patients For A Biomechanical Evaluation Makes Sense

Jenny L Sanders DPM
7/2/14 | 519 reads | 0 comments
Let’s face it. Insurance reimbursements are shrinking while the costs of maintaining a successful podiatry practice are increasing. Critical to surviving in this challenging environment is finding ways to increase revenue sources without increasing overhead or staff costs. Read More.

When Standing Desk Workstations Cause Lower Extremity Pain

Jenny L Sanders DPM
6/2/14 | 506 reads | 0 comments
Standing desks have become increasingly popular in the workplace. Scientific studies have shown an increase in calorie expenditure when using a standing desk, which may be beneficial to weight loss.1-2 However, the musculoskeletal effects are less definitive.3 Read More.

Give This Test To Screen Quality Job Applicants

Jenny L Sanders DPM
4/30/14 | 593 reads | 0 comments
My office is currently hiring. Last year, I participated in a Q&A for Podiatry Today on hiring (http://www.podiatrytoday.com/keys-hiring-great-office-staff ). One of the most effective and simple tools I use when hiring is an alphabetization test I discovered in Medical Economics (http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/ ). For those of you who are not familiar with Medical Economics, there is a paid print subscription and free online access. The online version is filled with useful information on practice management, IT and finance. Read More.

Preventing And Treating Ankle Injuries From Aggressive Spikeball Games

Jenny L Sanders DPM
4/2/14 | 1100 reads | 0 comments
A patient came in last week with an ankle injury from a sport I had never heard of called Spikeball (www.spikeball.com/ ). Popular among college students, Spikeball is a cross between volleyball and four square. Essentially people play the game around a circular trampoline-like net, which sits on the ground. Four players surround the net and “spike” the ball into the net. The pace is fast and furious and can result in unstable, single-leg landings, leading to severe sprains and strains, especially at the ankle. Read More.

Essential Tips For Fitting Soccer Cleats

Jenny L Sanders DPM
2/26/14 | 2151 reads | 0 comments
Soccer cleats are notoriously tight and narrow. This combined with a flexible, unsupportive upper can cause foot and ankle injuries secondary to shoe structure, independent of foot structure or alignment. Read More.

What Do Graduated Compression Stockings Really Do For Runners?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
1/7/14 | 2593 reads | 0 comments
Graduated compression stockings have been popular with runners since 2010. But what do these leg warmer-esque compression socks really do anyway? Read More.

An Unlikely Blog Topic That Can Drive Traffic To Your Site

Jenny L Sanders DPM
12/5/13 | 2955 reads | 0 comments
I have been blogging since 2007 and a quick review of my all-time-stats (1.3 million views and counting) reveals that “top of the foot bump” is the most popular online search term that directs readers to my blog. Searching that term will lead to several posts with titles that are a variation of “top of the foot bump” as well as blogs on bunions and modifying shoe laces. Read More.

Can A Reverse Morton’s Extension Be Beneficial For Treating Functional Hallux Limitus?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
11/6/13 | 4897 reads | 0 comments
Functional hallux limitus is a loss of metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) extension during the second half of the single support phase when the weightbearing foot is in maximal dorsiflexion. Functionally, it constitutes a sagittal plane blockade during gait. As a result, the mechanical support and stability mechanisms of the foot are disrupted with important consequences during gait.1 Read More.

How Evaluating Sock Liners Can Provide Diagnostic Insights

Jenny L Sanders DPM
10/7/13 | 4527 reads | 0 comments
A sock liner in a running shoe acts as a moisture barrier between the foot and the insole of the shoe, and provides light cushioning as well. Not all shoes have sock liners but those that do can provide a wealth of information for you and your patients. An easy way to educate patients about their foot function is to show them their sock liner wear patterns. Read More.