Bolstering Heel Pain Therapy And Patient Adherence At Home

Jenny L Sanders DPM
8/27/14 | 312 reads | 0 comments
The treatment of plantar fasciitis not only depends on in-office modalities but also on patients doing exercises on their own. With a new patient-friendly kit, patients can continue the healing at home. Thera-Band and Biofreeze are trusted brands in the podiatric and rehabilitation community. Now the Hygenic Corporation offers both in a new kit, the First Step To Foot Relief, specifically designed to treat plantar fasciitis. Read More.

Hoka One One: Marketing Hype Or (Another) Running Shoe Revolution?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
7/30/14 | 1006 reads | 6 comments
When evaluating new running shoe styles, the old adages “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is” or “buyer beware” are good rules of thumb. Having said that and considering the class action lawsuits settled by Skechers for Shape-Ups and Vibram for FiveFingers, it is more important than ever for podiatrists to be aware of new footwear trends. Read More.

Why Charging Patients For A Biomechanical Evaluation Makes Sense

Jenny L Sanders DPM
7/2/14 | 620 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 | 597 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 | 667 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 | 1163 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 | 2338 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 | 2672 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 | 3010 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.