Blog Archive

Which Tendonitis Treatment Is Best For You? Jun 11th, 2020

Tendonitis impacts people of all ages and can cause sufferers to feel intense pain. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 70,000 people miss work every year because of this painful condition. At New Canaan Podiatry, we know that no matter the cause of your...

The Link Between Obesity and Charcot Foot May 11th, 2020

Did you know that over 27% of adults in Connecticut are obese, reporting a body mass index (BMI) >35?  With the majority of Americans now overweight or obese, it can be easy to overlook the negative impact excess pounds can have on your physical wellbeing — including your feet. At New Canaan Podiatry,...

5 Tips for Protecting Your Feet and Ankles From Sports Injuries Apr 1st, 2020

There’s no question that sports and physical activities are a great way to stay in shape and keep your heart healthy. In addition to the physical benefits, playing sports helps you build friendships and boosts self-confidence. But with the positives comes the potential for injury, especially to your feet and...

Top Signs of Charcot Foot Mar 4th, 2020

When Charcot foot first begins, you may not realize anything is wrong. Over time, however, Charcot foot can cause painful sores and even change the shape of your foot.  Early treatment is key. If you catch Charcot foot early and treat the condition, you can potentially avoid permanent deformity.  At...

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy Feb 1st, 2020

If you’re experiencing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, you’re not alone. At least 20 million Americans have this potentially debilitating condition, and medical researchers believe many more go undiagnosed.    At New Canaan Podiatry in New Canaan, Connecticut, podiatric specialist Jennifer Tauber, DPM, and our compassionate care team want to help...

How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Overall Health? Jan 1st, 2020

Everyone’s feet are flat to some degree, but if your feet lack sufficient arching, you can develop health problems. Research conducted by the NPD Group for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health showed that about 8% of adults in the US, ages 21 and older, have completely flat feet. And...

What Causes Toenail Fungus and How Can I Get Rid of It? Dec 1st, 2019

Unsightly toenails aren’t just an embarrassing condition that causes you to feel self-conscious about anyone else seeing your feet; they’re usually a sign of a fungal infection. If your toenails are crusty, thick, or crumbly, and yellow or brown in color, the problem is beyond cosmetic. Nail fungus, or onychomycosis,...

Understanding the Different Types of Hammertoe Surgery Nov 1st, 2019

A whopping 77% of adults in the United States have foot pain, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, but only a third seek treatment. Plus, almost 35% of patients who sought help from a podiatrist learned of underlying issues like circulatory problems and diabetes.  Hammertoe might affect one toe...

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk? Oct 1st, 2019

If you don’t have them yourself, you’ve certainly seen them — small web-like clusters of veins, most often on the legs, and sometimes the face. These small, visible veins are called spider veins, and they have many different potential causes.  Dr. Jennifer Tauber at New Canaan Podiatry has the knowledge...

What Causes Warts, and Will They Go Away on Their Own? Aug 31st, 2019

The idea that touching a frog can give you warts makes great fairy tales and folklore, but in reality, warts come from something much less slimy and much more prevalent — viruses. Viruses are everywhere in the air and on the surfaces we touch hundreds of times each day. Some...

Summertime Foot Care Tips Aug 14th, 2019

Summertime may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still learn a few foot care tips for the hotter months. After all, shouldn’t you be enjoying all the beach days, late evening picnics, and other summer fun you can before school and work start up again? ...

Tips for Preventing the 5 Most Common Sports Injuries Jul 10th, 2019

When thinking about sports injuries, your mind may automatically go to the most acute, traumatic injuries. The freak accidents and wounds that alter seasons and careers are what fans remember: Joe Theimann’s infamous career-ending leg injury comes to mind. While traumatic, or acute, injuries may be the most memorable, overuse...

Avoid Bunion Surgery with Supartz Injections Jun 12th, 2019

Bunions might be hard to spot at first, and for many people, they’re not intrusive in everyday life. Eventually, some bunions lead to daily pain and need to be addressed. That fix used to mean surgery and months of rehab. Now, luckily, there are less invasive ways to treat bunions....

5 Steps for Nursing Your Diabetic Foot at Home May 17th, 2019

If you have diabetes, you probably already know you have a higher risk of developing complications in your feet. These complications arise due to prolonged periods of high blood sugar. The most common diabetic foot problems are diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve...

Is Surgery Your Best Option for Repairing Plantar Fasciitis? Apr 17th, 2019

That stabbing pain you feel in your feet when you take those first few steps in the morning can be excruciating and make you want to remain snuggled up in your comforter. But that foot pain caused by your plantar fasciitis can get better, and without surgery. In fact, surgery...