My Patients Travels

As I was going on a walk in Andover, I recently bumped into one of my old patients who loves to travel, has been all over the world, and continues to explore at his very young age of sixty plus!  He thanked me for some of the foot care travel advice I gave him well...

What to Know Before Starting Crossfit

If you’re interested in working out and getting in shape, you may have heard about Crossfit, the recent exercise craze that has helped many people achieve great results. However, there have been a lot of overuse injuries associated with this workout, due to the high...

Talk about a pain in the heel!

The Achilles heel has plagued people for many years. Achilles injuries are typically injuries of overuse. When you overstress any tendon, you can end up causing minor tears. As a result, this forms an area of inflammation that is very painful, swells, and can be...

Hammertoe: Don’t Get Bent Out of Shape before Spring

Spring weather appears to be just around the corner. Prepare by freeing your feet from winter boots, while you look forward to warm weather shoes. Feet that are constantly stuffed inside tight fitting shoes or boots may develop hammertoes, or bent toes that resemble...

Preventing Injuries While Playing Sports

Playing a sport is a wonderful way to get physical activity in your daily life. Baseball season has just started, and if you like to play as much as you enjoy watching the Red Sox, you know how a sports injury can be devastating. Doing exercises to prevent injury...

An Ankle Injury Can Make Your Ankles Wobbly

If you have an old ankle injury that is causing instability, it can lead to problems with walking and getting around. Don’t let unstable ankles keep you home this weekend. People think you have to live an active lifestyle to sustain an ankle injury, but that’s simply...

Score against Baseball Injuries like Tendinitis

Spring training and baseball season are in full swing, and as any diehard fan knows, there are many types of baseball injuries that can put a player on the bench for a long time. If players injure their feet, they can be out for an entire season, but many of these...

Relieve Stubborn Heel Pain with Laser Treatment

The Good Times running series continues July 15th in Lowell with the Joker’s Wild 5K. Comedy and running are mixing, and the results are sure to be fun. Don’t let heel pain get in the way of your running this weekend. Laser treatment can relieve your discomfort and...

Parkour: Avoid Injuries While Training

New England Parkour serves our surrounding area in teaching people a new form of effectively navigating obstacles in their way. It takes a lot of heavy training to be able to achieve this. It is not the same as free-running, but rather a disciplined, highly-trained...

Stretches for Achilles Tendinitis

The Freedom Trail Run in Boston is a great way to get in a run while taking in the beautiful Boston sites every weekend. If you suffer from Achilles tendinitis, though, it might be hard for you to get out and participate. Luckily, there are some stretches you can do...

Identifying and Treating Stress Fractures

Football season is starting up again and if there is anything the athletes know about, it’s how uncomfortable it is to get a stress fracture. If you have this injury, you need to practice good injury recovery habits so that you don’t suffer further complications or...

Choosing Shoes to Prevent Black Toenails

This Sunday, October 5th is the Trot for Special Tots 5K Road Race in Andover. It is a run for a great cause. If you are a runner who happens to suffer from black toenails, though, you might consider investing in a new pair of running shoes before lacing up for this...

What You Can Do to Prevent an Ankle Sprain

Many hockey players can probably attest to the fact that they’ve suffered an ankle sprain somewhere along the line in their career. Player contact and body checks are notorious for causing injuries like sprains and fractures, but anyone can get a sprain. It just takes...

Top 3 Stretches for Achilles Tendonitis Pain

November may mean most trees are past their fall foliage peak, but Massachusetts is still beautiful. Hiking around places like Weir Hill in North Andover demonstrates that. These trails stretch for a few miles, bordering a beautiful lake and challenging your muscles....

Warm Up Before Your Thanksgiving Game

Thanksgiving is coming and that means two things: turkey and football! Some people like lying around after the big meal to watch the game. Others like to push through that food coma by going running. If the second type sounds like you, it’s important to make sure you...

A Quick Guide for Returning to Running

Maybe cold weather running isn’t really your thing or perhaps you’ve suffered an injury that has just now finished healing. Either way, if you’re thinking of returning to running, there are definitely some things to keep in mind so that you don’t injure yourself or...

When You Want to Run the Distance

The Boston Marathon will be here sooner than we realize, so you will most definitely want to make sure your feet are in tip-top running shape if you are tackling this endeavor. There are several foot conditions that plague marathon runners quite often, but we can...

When Is It Time to Buy New Running Shoes?

Hey marathoners, listen up. Unfortunately, your running shoes may only last you a running season or two before you have to replace them. It’s very important to pay close attention to the signs that your footwear needs replacing because this could prevent an injury...

Should You Try Minimalist Running Shoes?

If you’re a North Andover runner, the odds are pretty good you are familiar with the beautiful running trails our home has to offer. From the mesmerizing Skyline Trail to the peaceful, thought-provoking Walden Pond Reservation, we really have it all. Knowing where to...

Toenails Are Still Black: How Bruised Nails Heal

Summer is in full swing, which means you want a dark colored tan and crispy black edges on your char grilled veggies. What you don’t want are black toenails. If you have black toenails it means that blood is pooling underneath the nail and that isn’t a good thing....