Foot Doctor Blog

Obesity and Foot Pain

Published Monday December 21, 2015

“Doctor Tulpule, is my weight contributing to my foot pain?” This question is quite frequently asked by many patients during a consultation exam. Theanswer varies depending on the individual’s BMI (body mass index) and medical history but the general answer is that weight problems can be a contributing factor to foot pain. Feet are responsible for bearing our body weight. The more weight they must bear, the more stress is placed on our soft tissues and joints. This can lead to inflammation and arthritis which then leads to constant pain. Weight gain can also affect posture and this too can… Read More

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Published Friday November 20, 2015

As cooler weather settles in and the leaves fall, that means one thing for my shoe wardrobe – it’s boot season! Even as a podiatrist, I am not immune to the call of a truly adorable pair of boots. But unfortunately not all of these lovely shoes are as comfortable as I’d like. That’s where my orthotics come in – versatile prescription supports that can go in whatever shoes they’ll fit in. I put mine in my sneakers, my Chuck Taylors, and of course – my boots! They help my high arches last pain-free all day. Many people have orthotics… Read More

Take Control of Your Diabetes

Published Monday October 19, 2015

Welcome to the FASMA blog. On this blog we will keep you up to date on the latest trends in podiatric medicine, educational resources and some great tips to taking care of your feet. I see many patients who have Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. I wanted to dedicate this first blog post to those wonderful patients struggling with this condition and give a few pointers on managing your lifestyle. Research has shown that lifestyle changes can prevent and control many complications of the disease. Keep Moving: Exercise and staying active doesn’t have to involve driving 20 minutes to the gym and… Read More