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Why an Orthotic?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

There are many different conditions that orthotics can be used for. Orthotics are important for certain foot types. People who have collapsing arches (pronation/flat feet) with ambulation can use an orthotic to help support the arch. Patients with collapsing arches tend to develop bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis which can all be slowed down or … Continue reading Why an Orthotic?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

Study Suggests Treadmills Can Affect the Body Negatively

A group of British researchers recently compared the effects of running on a treadmill to running outdoors by observing runners using a sophisticated camera system. They found that when the subjects were on treadmills they moved their hips and ankles more stiffly and took smaller steps. “Both of these are likely to be a consequence … Continue reading Study Suggests Treadmills Can Affect the Body Negatively

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. Several common injuries can occur due to running. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing away and starts causing pain in the knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee can occur because of decreased strength in the quadricep muscles or … Continue reading How to Prevent Running Injuries