Medicare Changes on Toenail Debridements

Medicare Changes on Toenail Debridements

In August 2011 our regional version of Medicare made significant changes in how podiatry is practiced.  Unfortunately, in my opinion, it is not for the better and I feel obligated to try to explain it to my patients because there is much confusion surrounding the...
Your foot and its shape by Mark E. Sowell, DPM

Your foot and its shape by Mark E. Sowell, DPM

When you take a step, your foot typically hits the ground heel first and rolls toward your toes, flattening the arch slightly. As you push off the ball of your foot, your arch springs back and does not touch the ground. That’s how normal feet are supposed to...
Foot Pain is Not Normal – Basic Footcare Guide – Sowell Podiatry

Foot Pain is Not Normal – Basic Footcare Guide – Sowell Podiatry

Basic footcare guidelines: Don’t ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or...
Shoe Fitting Basics from Mark E. Sowell, DPM

Shoe Fitting Basics from Mark E. Sowell, DPM

I’m sure I will be writing tons of blogs over the years concerning shoes.  Today I want to start off with the basics.  Everything from serious foot disorders to more common foot and ankle conditions can be exacerbated by one, avoidable cause: inappropriate, poor...