Ankle and Foot Stress Fractures

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

We hear the message “you need to reduce the stress in your life” all the time! It’s true—we do! I would also like to add you  need to reduce the “stress” in your feet and ankles as well, stress fractures that is… What is a Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone. They typically develop …

Shoe Shopping for Kids

Back-to-School Shoe Shopping

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Where did the summer go? I’m noticing all these back-to-school ads! Is it that time already? Wow. That means it’s time to buy school supplies, backpacks,  new clothes and shoes—all that jazz. Shoe shopping can often be a maddening experience for parents because kid’s feet grow so rapidly! So with this in mind, I would like to share a few …

Shoes: Tight Fitting Shoes are Bad for Your Feet

What Are Your Shoes Trying To Tell You?

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

Shoes are big business! People buy shoes for a variety of reasons, from fashion to comfort, and everything in between. As a podiatrist, I want your shoes to fit well and support your feet. You see, poorly fitting shoes can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, and other disabling foot problems. And the cost of foot surgery to correct foot problems …

Meet the Partners: Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz, DPM

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

I’m excited to introduce to you my other stellar partner, Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz… Dr. Z (as we like to call her) received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. She then went on to graduate from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin  as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Further, she completed a Podiatric Orthopedic …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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, …

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 …