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Cold Feet? It Could Be Raynaud’s Disease!

Many people have cold feet during the winter months, but patients suffering from Raynaud’s disease can experience numbness or cold in their feet any time of the year. Because October is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, in today’s post, Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen of greater Philadelphia’s Your Next Step Foot and Ankle […]

Heading Out for a Fall Walk? Beware of Blisters!

The beautiful fall weather inspires outdoor walks and hikes. But overdoing it can result in blisters. In today’s post, Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen of greater Philadelphia’s Your Next Step Foot and Ankle Care Center are sharing information regarding what causes blisters and how to avoid them. What causes blisters? Blisters are […]

7 Ways to Prevent Falls

Simple things like slipping on a wet floor or tripping on a rug can be life-changing. Thousands of older women and men break bones from falling each year. For seniors, a break can be the beginning of more serious problems, injuries, hospitalization, or even disability. Because September is Falls Prevention Month, in today’s post, Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, […]

When Should You See a Podiatrist for Foot Pain?

If your feet are often tired, aching, swollen, or sore, it may be time to see a podiatrist. Foot pain may result from various factors, from poorly fitting shoes to arthritis to plantar fasciitis. So because September is Pain Awareness Month, today, Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen of greater Philadelphia’s Your Next Step Foot and Ankle Care […]

It’s Healthy Aging Month: Are Your Feet Prepared?

Many of us expose our feet to hazardous heels or poorly fitting shoes. If you jog, you are pounding your feet with a force that is three to four times your body weight. Given these stresses and strains, it’s surprising our feet don’t fight back. But as we age, they sometimes do. So because September is […]

Fall Sports: 7 Tips to Protect Your Children’s Feet

Summer is ending, and autumn is on the horizon. In our practice, we’ve noticed that during fall, there is an increase in foot and ankle injuries in young athletes. Taking part in soccer, football, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, cross country, and basketball increases the possibility of sustaining sprains, broken bones, and other injuries to the feet and ankles. […]

Plantar Fasciitis: The Risk Factors

One of the most common soft tissue foot conditions we treat is plantar fasciitis. This disorder involves the painful swelling of the plantar fascia, the strip of tissue connecting your toes to your heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is probably why you feel stabbing heel pain when taking your first steps of the day. Today, Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark […]

10 Tips for Back-to-School Shoe Shopping

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! Maybe you’re not ready to hear those words just yet, but for the children, it’s never too early to begin preparing for the return to school. One of the most important purchases you will make is your child’s shoes. Today, Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, […]

7 Tips to Prevent Toenail Problems

Your toenails can disclose a lot about your health. That’s why Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen of greater Philadelphia’s Your Next Step Foot and Ankle Care Center always recommend our patients pay close attention to look for any noticeable changes in their nails. Any type of change, whether it’s a change […]

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