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Neal Blitz, DPM

Updated Articles and Resources

By Neal Blitz, DPM

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Ankle Arthritis Surgery: Ankle Exostectomy Surgery Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Bone spur removal for ankle arthritis, a procedure called Anterior Ankle Exostectomy, may be an surgical option for patients with mild to moderate ankle arthritis. Learn more.
    • 8 Painful Foot Conditions Created: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      An overview of the most common types and causes of foot pain, including heel pain, toe problems, bunions, pinched nerves, tendonitis, and more.
    • 5 Products for Bunions Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A list of popular bunion products that can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
    • High Arched Feet Created: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Having high arches can be associated with certain foot problems. Learn more about this foot type and how to prevent problems that can occur." itemprop="description" Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      An overview of common causes of swelling in the foot and ankle -- including arthritis, infection, tendonitis, pregnancy, circulation problems and trauma." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Ankle Arthritis Surgery: Ankle Fusion Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Learn about ankle fusion surgery for ankle arthritis. From indications to different methods of performing the surgery
    • Bunions Are a Common Foot Problem, Especially for Women Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A bunion can be painful and may prevent you from wearing certain shoes and doing certain activities that you would like. Poor-fitting shoes are not always to blame. Learn more about the actual mean...
    • Foot & Ankle Exercises Created: Monday, March 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Pictures of foot and ankle exercises. These exercises can be performed as a warm-up, cool-down or for recovery after an injury.
    • What is the Subtalar Joint? Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The subtalar joint is a complex joint that is positioned below the ankle joint." itemprop="description"> Thursday, August 04, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      At some point most of us have experienced aching feet, whether it’s after a long day of work or play. Besides kicking back and giving your feet a rest, here are some remedies that can help ea...
    • Osteoarthritis and Your Feet Created: Friday, January 13, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      A look at how osteoarthritis -- the most common form of arthritis -- affects the foot and ankle, including information on causes and common treatments." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Morton's Neuroma: Common Cause of Foot Pain Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the foot. Women are more likely to suffer from a Morton's neuroma, perhaps due to the shoes they wear. Learn more about Morton's neuroma at About.com's podiatry and foot health webpage.
    • Pierre Jackson’s Achilles Injury: Is Surgery An Option? Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Achilles injuries in basketball players are devastating injuries - what does this mean for Pierre Jackson.
    • Heel Spur Created: Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition and description of a heel spur
    • Research Investigates: Do People Wear the Correct-Size Shoes? Created: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      So what do you think, are people wearing the correct-size shoes? I think we have all been in a pair of shoes that were either too small or too large at some point in our lives. Foot problems can oc...
    • Metatarus Primus Varus Created: Thursday, June 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of the foot health term metatarus primus varus
    • Are There Any Health Benefits To Wearing Flips Flops? Created: Friday, June 13, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Flip-flops can offer some positive foot health benefits but you would never know because there is an abundance of negative press regarding the dangers!
    • Should Obama Undergo Plantar Fasciitis Surgery? Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Learn how chronic plantar fasciitis, like President Obama has, can be treat with surgery. Plantar fasciitis surgery may be performed open or endoscopically.
    • Sports Massage - What are the Benefits of Sports Massage? Created: Thursday, April 24, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
      Sports massage is reported to have many beneficial effects in athletes. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training or for rehabilitation. Athletes of all levels...
    • Bunion Surgery Created: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      Learn about bunion surgery, see an X-ray showing what it looks like, and get information and images describing the steps in surgical correction." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Tarsometatarsal Joints Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      Definition of tarsometatarsal joints and photo.
    • Common Problems with High Heels Created: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      When you absolutely must wear heels, why not choose a pair that maximizes comfort and reduces the chance of foot, back, and knee pain? With photo examples from the red carpet, read about some of th...
    • Pregnancy & Foot Pain Created: Friday, April 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      With a baby on the way, there are a million things to think about. The last thing you want to worry about when you are pregnant is your feet, but pregnancy can lead to problems that affect your fee...
    • Lisfranc Injury Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      Lisfranc injuries are named after Jacques Lisfranc, a French surgeon in the early 1800s. In the army a lot of the soldiers would get thrown from their horses, but their foot would get caught in th...
    • Flat Feet Created: Thursday, October 06, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      Flat feet describe the appearance of the feet when the arches are low or sometimes even absent. Flat feet are most often caused by excess pronation of the feet." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Frostbite Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      These cold weather foot problems can cause pain and skin changes, most often affecting the toes." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      An overview of some of the common foot conditions that affect children and adolescents.
    • Gout Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      When gout affects the foot, the usual signs are a red, hot and swollen big toe joint that is exquisitely painful and sensitive to even the lightest touch." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • How to Have Prettier Feet Now Created: Thursday, August 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Advice for quick, easy and effective at-home treatments for pretty feet" itemprop="description"> Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Shin splints are now known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Learn what the causes, signs and symptoms and treatments are for shin splints/medial tibial stress syndrome." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...
    • Do You Need a Podiatrist? Created: Saturday, March 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Many times the problems in your feet and ankles go away with time, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and shoegear changes. Sometimes those problems won't go away, and that's when you probably...
    • Common Foot Problems Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
      Many different foot problems can affect the foot and ankle. You rely on your feet to get you where you want to go. Learn more about the most common foot problems that can affect your foot and ankle...

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