headerNovember  2017

We are thankful for you!

We'll get you back in the game!

Welcome to the Dr. Lee Cohen community.  Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatric care.  We focus on addressing treatment, injury prevention, and athletic performance enhancement.  

Looking for new winter running shoes? Look no further.

If you're a Brooks fan, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is a good stability shoe, and the Brooks Levitate is a new cushioned shoe that people claim has an excellent fit true to size. For the Nike fans out there, the Nike Air Zoom Span 2 is a good mild stability shoe with a lot of cushioning, and the Nike Zoom Vapor Fly 4% is a thick cushioned shoe with a high energy return plate which claims to make you faster.  Asics offers the Gel Cumulus which remains one of the greatest cushioned running shoes.  Saucony's Triumph ISO is also a great running shoe with a lot of cushioning.  

No matter what shoe you choose, remember these helpful tips:

1. Always get your feet measured before buying your new shoes.

2. The most important elements to consider are fit, feel, and function. You must know your foot type to address the function needed, check with Dr. Cohen if you're not sure.

3.  Buy your shoes at a specialty shoe store.  The sales people are knowledgeable in fit, style, and foot type selection.  They will be able to lead you in the right direction!

Nike Air Zoom Span 2
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18
Asics Gel Cumulus
Saucony Triumph ISO

Avoid Stress Fractures!
Stress Fractures: What they are and how you can prevent them.

A stress fracture is a tiny crack in the surface of a bone.  In the early stages, they can be missed on a regular x-ray.  These fractures are seen in the larger leg bone, known as the tibia, or in the front of the foot in the metatarsal bones.  The metatarsal bones that attach to your second and third toe are usually the common fracture site.  

Stress fractures usually occur when runners are increasing the intensity and or the amount of their running over several weeks to several months.  Muscle stiffness and soreness progress over this period, until a pain develops on the sore bone or bones.

If you suspect, you have a stress fracture, you should stop running immediately.  You can use ice to the area for 10 minutes at a time four to five times a day, but make sure you protect your skin with a towel or bandage while you're using the ice at this time to prevent a skin burn.  You can also use an anti-inflammatory medicine such as Aspirin, Advil, or Aleve.  Follow directions on the box of the over-the-counter medicine for the proper dosage.  These are measure you can take before you see your doctor, but please call your doctor for an examination.  

A proper x-ray or bone scan and MRI may be necessary to make the correct diagnosis.  Your doctor will also check your foot type, muscle strength and weakness, which may contribute to getting a stress fracture in the first place.

What else can you do?  Check your training log, if you have one, and bring it to your doctor so he or she can review it with you.  Check your running shoes for wear and tear.  You may need new insoles for your sneakers or custom-made orthotics to correct improper foot postures.  You may also need a running coach to check your form.    

Athlete of the Month
Natalie Ronan, Irish Dance Champion

Our Athlete of the Month is Irish Dance Champion, Natalie Ronan.  She attends Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Ronan is a 14-year-old in eighth grade.  She is making her recovery from a fracture in her foot.  Ronan also attends the Cummins School of Dance in Oaklyn, New Jersey.  Her instructors are Kathleen Rubin and Megan Hunt.  Natalie is a champion level dancer who attends classes 2 days per week and strength trains 2 to 3 days per week.  Ronan competes mostly up and down the Eastern Coast of the United States.  Congratulations Natalie!

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