Is Your Back Pain Coming from Your Feet?

When you’ve got lower back pain, it can seem like it comes out of nowhere. You haven’t bent over and felt a tweak, you didn’t take a fall, and you can’t remember a specific event that threw your back out of whack. It could be your feet. Making the foot-back pain connection Think about it: […]

A Smartphone Appreciation Moment

Have you ever stopped to think about the myriad ways in which we use our smartphones? We’re willing to bet that you’ve used it in the past couple of weeks alone as a dictionary alarm clock roadmap pedometer calendar notebook library newspaper photo album stopwatch And a telephone, of course – and the list goes […]

Beware the Public Shower Stall

Germs – they’re everywhere, right? How many bacteria are lurking on your phone screen right now? How about your keyboard? And just who’s been touching your computer mouse lately? There’s another common spot in which germs love to live and multiply: the shower stall. Fungi especially enjoy a warm, moist environment, so unless you’re in […]

Kudos to Serena Williams for Putting Health before Fashion!

At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception this month, Serena Williams changed from a pink Versace gown and matching pumps to a gorgeous gown from luxury designer Valentino — and apparently didn’t have a royal care about accessorizing Valentino with sneakers. The tennis superstar tweeted this “little-known fact:” “I often wear sneakers under my […]

Got Sugar Cravings?

Old habits die hard. Giving up the foods we love that may not be so good for us is really hard. Especially if those things contain a lot of sugar. Just a few years ago the New York Times cited a study that shows that sugar can be incredibly addictive – literally as addictive as […]

A Pain in the Heel

At one time or another, most adults will experience some sort of heel pain. In our experience here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, the majority of our patients with heel pain are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the ligament that runs from the base […]

Top 4 Tips for Avoiding Injuries for Runners

The weather on Monday, April 16 was horrendous for running the Boston Marathon – cold, wet, and windy. But with the torrential rains came an end to a long drought for the United States, which hadn’t had a winner on the women’s side in 33 years. Congratulations to top woman finisher Desi Linden! To add […]

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