Easing Back Into the Gym

How to ease back into the gym to prevent acute injuries after a long delay? All of us have been affected by the health crisis of 2020. Many of us have been further affected when many of our local businesses were shut down for months, including our local gyms. This pandemic is similar to when an injury can occur which forces us to remain more sedentary while our body heals and recuperates.  After such a lay off from fitness or activity, it is imperative that we are mindful to not overexert and stress our body and muscles which can lead… Continue Reading

Exercising at Home

Now could not be a better time to get started exercising at home due to the current Covid-19 situation. I have always exercised at home as my schedule is usually limited, so time is of the essence. Even if you have a gym membership you can still supplement it with in-home routines for those days you do not have time to get to the gym. Some suggestions are as follows: Get outside and take care of your lawn & garden. Yard work definitely qualifies as exercise. Pulling weeds, raking leaves, planting flowers, etc. puts your body in multiple positions which… Continue Reading

APMA Elects FASMA Podiatrist as President

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic is proud to announce that one of their partners, Seth Rubenstein, DPM, was inaugurated as president of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Rubenstein has served his profession at the state and national level throughout his 35 years of practice. As President of the APMA, he now serves as an ex-officio member of every APMA committee, helps guide the Board of Trustees and acts as the chief podiatric liaison with APMA staff. “I am eager to embark on this new adventure of serving my peers and colleges by representing them and our profession… Continue Reading

Staying Home and Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a crack in a bone, most commonly caused by repetitive activity and overuse.  They may occur when a person changes their exercise routine, takes up a new form of exercise, or has a sudden increase in physical activity.  A change in terrain or workout surface can be significant, as are conditions associated with weakened bones, such as osteoporosis or inadequate levels of Vitamin D and calcium. Weight bearing bones in the foot are at high risk of stress fracturing due to the way they absorb forces repetitively during activities.  Even a new shoe can reduce the… Continue Reading

Salon at Home Foot Care

With a stay-at-home order in place many of you are missing those relaxing days at the spa getting pampered with a massage and pedicure treatment. However, it is possible to achieve salon-quality results right at home. These simple and easy steps are also podiatrist recommended since you eliminate the added risk of developing a fungal infection as well as ingrown toenails.  First thing to do is to remove all nail polish on your nails with any brand of nail polish remover on a cotton ball. This should be done, even if there is no nail polish on your nails, in… Continue Reading