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Posts for: April, 2018

By Dr. Joseph R. DiStefano
April 28, 2018
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: cleats   spikes   players and sneakers  

The winter is finally over (mostly…although I may have just jinxed us. Apologies loyal readers). Spring sports are in full swing (no pun intended baseball players) and unfortunately, with them come many preventable injuries. The most common that we see are tendonitis, growth plate conditions, and bursitis. The occasional bumps and bruises will generally heal quickly, but lingering problems that won’t get better or become worse can sideline a player or end their season.

 When I evaluate a patient in the office, the first questions I ask are what type of activities are they participating in, what terrain are they playing on, and what shoe gear is required. Usually a combination of these three allows me to properly diagnose the cause of the foot and ankle pain. In my experience, the majority of cleats, spikes and sneakers worn are unsupportive and ill suited to properly handle the high demands of the athlete using them. The best way to support the lower extremities is with a custom orthotic device that is worn in the shoes. With a custom device, the foot and ankle are realigned into the most appropriate anatomical position and will allow an athlete to perform to their highest capability. The sooner we can get you casted and fitted, the sooner you will be out there pounding the pavement, hitting home runs and aces and scoring goals!


By Dr Evan Vieira
April 18, 2018
Category: foot surgery

About 75% of the patents that present to our office with the chief complaint of a painful bunion will undergo surgical intervention. Bunion surgery is an elective procedure, meaning that it is a not mandatory that it be performed.  The age range of patients presenting with bunions is very wide.  Generally, around 8-80 years of age. However, the general candidate for surgery is more in the 20-65 year-old-range.  This is not set in stone and there are exceptions to every rule.

We perform hundreds of these procedures per year between all the doctors in our group.  We are experts on the latest techniques, instrumentation and modalities.  We constantly stay abreast of advancements and are always looking to improve. We have a 99.9% success rate.

We have  minimal complications due to constant attention to detail, diligent follow up and always making sure we are available to our patients after surgery.

Bunions are very very common, some figures as high as 45-50% of the population may have some form of them.  We pride ourselves on our top notch care, our low complication rate and our desire to help our patients get better. 

Call us today for your consultation.




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