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How to Use Crutches

How to Use Crutches

How to Use Crutches Almost all of us have used crutches or another type of weight bearing aid such as a walker or cane at some point. These helpful devices aid in walking when a limb is too weak, painful, or unstable for normal walking to be possible. They also increase safety by preventing falls, […]

Feeling a Pebble in Your Shoe?

What is That Feeling

If you are feeling as if there is a pebble in your shoe, there may not literally be a rock in there, but there is real reason for the pain. Often when patients describe the feeling of foot pain, as if from a pebble within their shoes, or discomfort caused by wrinkled up socks, they are actually suffering from pain due to the presence of neuromas or fibromas. Yet, there is no reason to put up with the pain–all you have to do is visit our doctors at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic!

Buying Diabetic Socks

Cost shouldn’t be a consideration when buying diabetic socks, especially in light of their many benefits. In fact, consistently wearing high quality diabetic socks may be all that’s required to prevent some of the most common foot problems affecting diabetics.

Safety Tips for Walking

Safety Tips for Walking

Safety Tips for Walking Good Footwork As you walk, place your foot down lightly. Do not slap or slam it down. Make sure that your foot comes in contact with the ground in a heel-then-toe progression. It may seem that when taking large steps you are covering more distance, however when landing the energy of […]

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema It seems that tattoos are getting more and more popular by the day, giving us the incorrect impression that getting a tat is risk free. Having eczema doesn’t mean that you cannot get inked, just that you’ll have to take some extra precautions. You should wait to have work done if you’re […]

Terapia de ondas de choque extracorpóreas (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) reduces cell death. Apoptosis is the medical term for the body’s natural rate of cell death. It can also be thought of as “cell turnover.” Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) brings cell turnover levels to normal in several disease states. If you experience the often excruciating pain of Plantar Fasciitis you want […]

Important Stretches for Fitness Walking

Important Stretches for Walking

Important Stretches for Walking: When preparing to walk, it is important to perform stretches that target the following muscles:  Quadriceps,  hip flexors,  calves,  glutes,  lower back and hamstrings. The above mentioned muscles are the key muscles used when walking for fitness. Make sure to stretch both sides. You should dedicate about 10-15 minutes to Important […]

Hammertoe symptoms Pittsburgh


An overview of hammertoes and related deformities Hammertoes are often easily corrected in the office in a 15 minute procedure, allowing you to walk out with a light dressing. Those and mallet toe are relatively common deformities affecting the foot. The involved toes are instantly recognizable by their bent appearance. These conditions affect can affect […]

Stem Cells for Ankle Sprains?

Regenerative Medicine: minimally invasive alternatives to foot and ankle surgery. Stem cells Joint surgery of the ankle or foot isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Invasive joint procedures performed by highly-skilled surgeons help millions of patients each year regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. The problem is that surgery doesn’t come with a guarantee of success. It’s […]

Best Walking Shoes for Women

Best Walking Shoes for Women The expression walking a mile in someone else’s shoes may be a good way for you to get to understand someone else’s situation, but if the advice is taken literally, it could lead to a serious injury! When it comes to proper footwear for walking, the best walking shoes for […]