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About 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which in severe forms can lead to lower limb amputations. Approximately 56,000 people a year lose their foot or leg to diabetes. Make sure to ask your physician about being tested/screened for diabetes, as early detection is key.  
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February, 2015
                       


February is the month of love!  We love our patients and staff and hope each of you can spend your Valentine's Day with the ones you love.  Remember to love your feet too...they have to last you a lifetime!

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Bush

and

The Staff of Foot & Ankle Centers

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SPRING CLEANING?

Bring us your old shoes!

Foot & Ankle Centers is collecting the shoes you don't want to donate to a local high school to help raise money for their   sneaker.jpg marching band.  The shoes are recycled or used for those in need so make some room in your closet and put them to good use!   We are accepting all sorts of shoes (except flip flops) for the whole month of February.

Thanks for your help! 

Heed Caution to Kids' Heel Pain
Winter months bring basketball, cheerleading, wrestling and hockey seasons all rolled together. With these school sport seasons in full swing, remember your kids should never "play through the pain" in their feet. Left untreated, a nagging heel pain can lead to difficulty in walking that may require complicated therapy or treatment.
We see more young athletes during this season than any other patient. Kids who have growth spurts could have heel pain starting at age eight until around age 13 (girls) and 15 (boys). The source of the pain is usually the growth plate of the heel bone, since it is continually growing with the body. Overuse, repeated pounding, or excessive weight or force on the Achilles tendon can also cause inflammation and pain. basketball-shot.jpg
Help your athlete prevent heel pain:
  • Use the correct shoe for the given sport, since different sports require various levels of support. Have shoes professionally fitted to ensure proper fit and function.
  • Appropriate stretching and warm up for all sports activities should be done to help prevent injury.
  • If your child is overweight, help him or her to shed some pounds. Extra weight puts additional stress on the feet.
  • Limit wearing cleated shoes to the time actually spent on the field. Cleated shoes do not provide adequate support and may cause increased pressure on the feet.
  • Make sure shoes are well-constructed and support the foot adequately.
Most importantly, don't wait to have your child's foot or ankle pain examined by our office for an accurate diagnosis and to avoid any future complications.
  *Source: acfas.org

 February Nail Spa Special


 Receive a FREE Valentine's Day Gift bag with any services over $40
(Valued at approximately $10)
Bag inludes:
Valentine's Chocolates & OPI Nail Polish
 
Quantities limited and must mention this special when making appointment.  Present coupon at the time of service. Not valid on prior purchases. Expires 2.28.15