Fat Pad Atrophy What is Fat Pad Atrophy? When the normal fat deposit in the foot disappears. This lead to increased pain. You start to “walk on the bone”. The extra cushion in the region goes away How to prevent Fat Pad Atrophy? There is nothing that can be done to prevent atrophy. This usually…

Cure Plantar Fasciitis   I will frequently get asked how to cure plantar fasciitis.  There is a cure for plantar fasciitis. There is no medication to take. Ice help decrease inflammation of the heel or arch when you have plantar fasciitis. You must do the stretching exercises and have correct shoes. Sometimes orthotics or over…

Do I have Plantar Fasciitis ?     Do you have pain on the bottom of your heel or the center of the arch? if Yes + 1 point   Do you have a history of recent trauma or fall? if Yes, it is best to get an X-ray to rule out other injuries.   minus…

Laser Foot Surgery in Orange County Using a laser to correct a bunion deformity or other foot issues has been around for many years. Using a laser for foot surgery will result in increased swelling and a delayed healing. I would not recommend having laser foot surgery to fix a bunion or any other bone…

Podiatry Telemedicine in California The advantage of being able to consult with a Foot and Ankle Surgeon in California. Dr. Kolodenker is a Podiatrist in Orange County – Southern California. Consulting with a physician via telemedicine can bring peace of mind along with an expert opinion. Anyone in the state of California can take advantage…

How to prevent a post surgical infection   Infections after surgery are more rare than you think. We frequently will give patients antibiotics before surgery. There are some patients that are at a higher risk. If you have had a history of MRSA infection or contamination in the past, you are at a higher risk….

Understanding Health Insurance   There are several terms that are important to understand Co-Pay Co-Insurance Deductible Maximum out of pocket DME (durable medical equipment) Co-Pay The copay is a dollar value that is paid for a consultation. It will range from $0 to $100. The average copay is usually around $40. The consultation is considered…

  Prevent Gangrene by having a close relationship with your Podiatrist.         Check your feet daily Look for any cracks, red marks, black spots Do not pull off any skin Check your shoes every 20 minutes when wearing new shoes See a Podiatrist and a Vascular Doctor   Dr. Kolodenker is a…

Ankle Sprain Prevention Guide   1. Ankle Strengthening is key 2. Proprioception training 3. Ankle sleeves   Ankle Strengthening This typically is about making the peroneal tendons stronger I have a few videos that will show you how to do that. Video Link Proprioception training Proprioception is the ability to sense yourself in space. Best…

Ball and Ring Shoe Stretcher This is a great tool to help decrease pain in the feet. Relieve Bunion Pain Relieve Hammer Toe Pain Relieve Tailor’s Bunion Pain  

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