Foot Notes...

A Foot & Ankle Centers, PC Newsletter


Foot & Ankle Centers, PC
WILLIAM A. COHEN, DPM
4230 Harding Pike
Suite 202
Nashville, TN  37205
  

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Did you Know...
The world's oldest leather shoe, made from a single piece of cowhide laced with a leather cord along the seams at the front and back, was found in a cave in Armenia in 2008 and is believed to date to 3,500 B.C.
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April , 2014 


We're excited to have some new staff at Foot & Ankle Centers, PC so please welcome our newest members next time you are in:

 

Carissa Culkin is our new receptionist; and

Amy Price is Dr. Cohen's newest medical assistant.

 

Please make them feel welcome next time you meet them.

The Staff of Foot & Ankle Centers

Spring is here at The Nail Spa at FAC! 
 
It's the season associated with making all things new again! Celebrate spring by trying new nail trends 
including, pastel and bright colors, french manicures with a color tip, and extended wear gel polish. So, get spring ready with manicured hands and pedicure toes!

 

Fix Your Feet to Improve Your Golf Swing 

Exercise Alternatives for People with Foot Pain
By now, we are all experiencing "spring fever".  For many people, this is the time when we take our exercise outdoors - we hit the jogging trails, head to soccer fields and walk around the neighborhood much more than we did in previous months. But if you suffer from foot pain, all of these activities can be uncomfortable. Your best options are to participate in activities that involve parts of your body other than your feet alone, like biking and swimming.  These sports put little-to-no impact on your feet, yet can still serve as effective alternatives for cardiovascular activities such as running and walking.
With any exercise, it's important to start slowly and gradually work into a routine.  Always be cautious when walking barefoot, as the dangers of foreign bodies, puncture wounds, poison ivy (among other contact dermatitis) and burns to feet are abundant this time of year and could ruin the health of your feet - and your fun - especially if you have diabetes.
If you notice a sudden increase in foot pain as a result of your workout or any of the barefoot risks mentioned here, call our office for an appointment.  This spring when you head to your favorite golf course, if your feet aren't up to par, your score probably won't be either. Here are some reasons why you should make sure your feet are in shape before you approach the tee.
Many golfers don't realize that foot pain can be an obstacle to the perfect golf swing. As your body transfers weight from one foot to the other during your swing, the nerves in the ball of your foot may become compressed or irritated, causing pain.
Another source for pain may be from your big toe joint. When you
follow through on your golf swing, the big toe joint on the back foot may bend too far, eventually wearing out the cartilage or jamming the joint. The wear and tear can lead to painful arthritis.
Heel pain can also make it uncomfortable for you to keep a solid stance during critical parts of your swing, or to simply be on your feet all day as you walk the course.
If these areas are causing you discomfort, call our office to schedule an appointment. There are many treatment options available to help keep your golf swing pain-free.

*Information from ACFAS.org 
Refer a Friend!
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$10 Off
  any service over $40
  
  
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