who we treat
My goal is to help the kid on a hike who starts to complain after five minutes on the trail that they want to turn back. And the one at soccer practice limping through sprints or struggling to keep up. And the kid with “growing pains” who needs their legs massaged each night to be able to sleep.
Poor foot function can make activity painful and take the fun out of it. In the medical world this is often described as ‘growing pains.’ In my experience, children will not complain to their parents unless their pain is quite severe. Most just avoid the activities that make them uncomfortable, while some tough it out.
The most important part of my work is helping children be as active as they want to be; so that they can find the activity or sport that they are passionate about and most especially, so that a kid with flat feet won’t shy away from physical activity because of foot or leg pain that they can’t even begin to describe to their parents.
A simple biomechanical exam evaluating the need for inexpensive inserts can be life altering.
Common problems we treat in kids:
Painful flat feet
Heel pain (Sever’s Disease)
The most important part of my life (after family and my work) is athletic activity. My favorites are running, skiing and hiking. Ten years ago, these fun parts of life were taken away because of severe pain from runners knee. I thought my time as an active, outdoor person was over, and that made me feel frustrated and sad. Inserts in my shoes fixed my problem and I haven’t looked back.
If you are having ongoing pain in your feet or legs I would like to help you.
Common problems we treat in adults:
Pain in the ball of the foot
Great toe pain
Runner’s knee (patellofemoral syndrome)
To me, aging well is all about staying active and engaged. Foot pain should not limit you. If your feet are keeping you from being active, it can affect your physical and mental well-being. One of the most rewarding parts of my work is the fact that patients often start to feel better after just one visit.
Common problems we treat in seniors:
Mid foot arthritis