Finally A Good Reason for High Heels…

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM News

It’s no secret that I think high heels, along with most, if not all, podiatrists believe high heels are NO good for your feet and overall body. I advise if you must wear high heels, make sure they’re no higher than 1″ so as to not adversely effect the biomechanics of walking. (If you must have higher heels, promise me no more than 2.5 inches!) …

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy: Promising Treatment for Diabetic Wound Care

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care

Treating diabetic foot wounds remains a clinical challenge in podiatric care. Due to a diabetic’s compromised immunity, these wounds are often slow to heal and can lead to further, sometimes devastating problems, such as partial or total amputation of the foot. While these wounds can be helped through debridement and skin grafts, it’s not always enough. In our efforts to remain on the …

Diabetes Research Looks Promising

Diabetes Research Yields Exciting Results

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care

The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) in Miami, FL has shared some exciting news for diabetics everywhere. It announced in September that the first patient in its clinical trial for a new transplant technique for insulin-producing cells has been free from insulin injections in record time. This transplant technique includes the implantation of islet cells—cells that help regulate blood sugar within a biological …

Should you bare your soles in the summer?

Savvy Summer Foot Tips

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

It seems summer came early this year to our beautiful West Coast because it’s HOT! Soaring temperatures, increasing humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms all signal the start of summer. There’s one other tell-tale sign of the summer and that is people are baring their soles everywhere! Yes, it’s barefoot season! Floridians everywhere are ditching their shoes in favor of bare feet …

How Peripheral Artery Disease Affects Your Feet

How Peripheral Artery Disease Affects Your Feet

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Simple foot problems like hammertoes, bunions, ingrown or fungal nails can become worse when peripheral artery disease (P.A.D) is present. Because the legs and feet of someone with P.A.D. do not have normal circulation, this impedes the healing process and simple problems can become serious complications. To complicate things further, having systemic disease like diabetes or rheumatois arthritis and P.A.D.is a double whammy! This combo …

Sweets and Your Feet

Sweets and Your Feet

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

Tis the season to stuff your face—fa la la la la la la la la! It might sound funny, but it’s true. Christmas season is a month-long barrage of sweets, treats, desserts, and more. Everywhere you go you are faced with food laden with sugar and more sugar. Usually, this is not a problem. Most individuals can binge a little and get …

What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Peripheral Arterial Disease or P.A.D. is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Excessive plaque build-up in the body’s arteries is known atherosclerosis. Over time, this plaque can harden and narrow the arteries. This impedes the flow of  blood to your organs and other parts of your body.  It’s just …

Dos and Don'ts of Podiatry Visit

The Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit: Part 2

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Going to see the podiatrist for the first time? Here’s Part 2 of the Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit! Do: Let me know what medications you are taking, have been taking, as well as any allergies you may have. It’s important for me to know this as I assess your foot health. Do: Bring in any orthotics or walking device you …

Dos and Don'ts of Podiatry Visit

The Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit: Part I

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

If you’ve never been to a podiatrist before, it can seem a little daunting as you don’t know what to expect. And, unfortunately, people are not usually showing up in podiatrist’s  office until there is a problem—a big one—which typically compounds the anxiety associated with the visit. In order to allay any fears or concerns about your podiatry visit, here is short list …

Top 10 Signs of Diabetes

The Top 10 Silent Signs of Diabetes: Part 2

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Diabetes can be hard to spot in the initial stages. Paying attention to your body and knowing what to look for can help you get ahead of this terrible disease. Here’s is Part 2 of The Top 10 Silent Signs of Diabetes. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. 6. You’re Turning Into Grumpy Cat: Everyone has heard …