Dr. Howard Osterman Featured on NBC News

Published Wednesday September 9, 2015

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Dr. Osterman discusses the dangers of long term high heel wear on NBC News

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Howard Osterman, DPM (Silver Spring/Fenton, DC-I Street, and Chevy Chase/Barlow Divisions), was recently featured in an NBC News segment on the pain and discomfort caused by wearing high heels.  Dr. Osterman said heels “put pressure on the nerves and cause burning and pain, especially with long-term wear.”  The segment discussed a new shoe designer focused on creating more foot-friendly heels in hopes of easing the pain.  To watch the entire segment, please click here.

Dr. Howard Osterman is board-certified  by the American  Board  of  Foot  and Ankle  Surgery (ABFAS)  in foot surgery. He is also a Fellow at the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.  He  graduated Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA with a degree in Biology. He then attended the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. After graduation from podiatry school, Dr. Osterman completed his two-year podiatric  surgical  residency  at  the  Loretto  Hospital Residency Program in Chicago, IL.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board  of  Podiatric  Surgery,  member  of  the APMA,  and  past  President  and  current Board Member of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medicine Association. You can also spot Dr. Osterman, Team  Podiatrist for the Washington Wizards and Mystics, on the basketball court assisting professional athletes. Washingtonian Magazine recently recognized him as a Top Podiatrist and Sports Medicine Professional. He is also one of Yelp’s top rated podiatric physicians and received Special Recognition on Angie’s List of preferred providers.  He recently opened a new office in Chevy Chase in the Barlow Building, marking FASMA’s 22nd location.