West Coast Podiatry Center Receives Positive Reviews

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

We all work hard here at the West Coast Podiatry Center to provide our patients with top-notch, professional care. We are passionate about what we do and believe it shows in our patient care and outcomes. On that note, I wanted to take a little bit of time and share some recent patient testimonials we’ve received. Doctor Takes Time To …

Running and Podiatry

Running and Your Feet

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Last year a man entered the New York City Marathon. The race started and immediately he was the last of the runners. It was embarrassing. The guy who was in front of him, second to last, was making fun of him. He said, “Hey buddy, how does it feel to be last?” The man replied: “Do you want to know?” …

Children’s Foot Development and Care

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Parents often worry about every aspect of their child’s development. Is my baby eating enough or did my toddler say his first word at the right time? I  understand. I am a parent too! And as a parent and a podiatrist, I understand the importance of strong, healthy foot development. I know from experience that children with strong, healthy feet …

Why Should You Use Orthotics?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Generally called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Podiatrists sometimes prescribe orthotic devices to correct an abnormal walk, or gait, and often for patients following surgery. Orthotic devices come in many shapes and sizes, and materials and fall into three …

Claw Toe -- Comic Picture

Claw Toe: A Bad Movie or a Common Foot Problem?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

CLAW TOE–Coming soon to a movie theater near you!!! O.K. all kidding aside, well maybe not all kidding, let’s talk about claw toe! People often blame the foot deformity on wearing shoes that squeeze or crowd your toes, like high heels. However, claw toe normally is caused by nerve damage from diseases like diabetes or alcoholism, which can lead toe …

Athlete's Foot -- Foot Problems and Treatment

Athlete’s Foot: Not Just For Athletes!

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Drying skin, scaling, inflammation, and blisters–these are all the classic symptoms of Athlete’s foot, otherwise known as Tinea Pedis. And having Athlete’s foot doesn’t mean you’re an athlete either! You can be the most sedentary couch potato there is and still come down with this usually itchy foot problem. I say usually because you can have dry scaly skin that …

elderly couple

Fall Prevention: Is There Something YOU Can Do?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

A large part of my practice includes treating older adults. I do live in Florida after all! I can understand why everyone wants to come and retire here: beautiful weather, amazing beaches, and lots to do no matter what your age! And whether I’m treating an older patient for diabetic foot or a foot or ankle fracture related to osteoporosis, …

Are your heels causing foot pain? How the wrong shoes can cause foot pain and problems.

Experiencing Foot Pain? It Could Be Your Shoes!

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

“If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.” I’m not sure who said this quote, but as a podiatrist I like it. When your shoes don’t fit well, it’s kind of hard to focus on anything else. And more than that, wearing ill-fitting shoes over time can lead to a host of foot problems! Shoes …

Happy Feet - Tips to Prevent Foot Problems!

Sarasota Podiatrist’s Top 5 for Happy, Healthy Feet

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Care, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

So far in this blog we have talked about ways to treat damaged feet and ankles, i.e. Achilles tendonitis, toe nail fungus, diabetic foot, bunions, plantar fasciitis, plantar warts, sprained ankle, and so on… But now I want to take some time to discuss ways to keep your feet healthy and happy. Remember what the wise Benjamin Franklin said: “An …