March 2019 Newsletter Updates

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“This Little Piggy Went to Market, This Little Piggy Stayed Home” They are small but essential! Your toes play an important part in helping you keep your balance and are in contact with the ground 75% of the time while walking. You may not realize it, but your big toes can bear twice as much weight as all your other …

New Podiatry Office on Clark Road in Sarasota!

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We’re excited to announce that Dr. Lasday has begun seeing patients on Fridays in a new location on Clark Road in Sarasota! West Coast Podiatry Center’s new office is located in Suite 209 (on the 2nd floor) of Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Health Care Center at Clark Road, which is in the HealthFit building—just a short distance west of I-75 on …

West Coast Podiatry’s Dr. Robert Goecker Presented with Physician EXCEL Award by Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital honored Dr. Goecker of West Coast Podiatry Center, commending his kindness, superior technical skills, clinical knowledge, and bedside manner. SARASOTA, Fla. (Sep. 12, 2018) – West Coast Podiatry Center Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, Robert M. Goecker, DPM, has been named Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Physician EXCEL Award recipient for Q2, 2018. The award recognizes physicians who exemplify …

Hard Surfaces Contribute to Foot and Ankle Injuries

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Athletes who play on hard surfaces, such as basketball players or tennis players, typically participate in sports that often give their feet a harsh workout. Fast and rough movements can contribute to foot and ankle injuries such as plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, bone spurs, and Achilles tendon issues. Many of these injuries can be prevented by proper stretching, …

Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries

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Foot and ankle injuries are common among people who participate in sports. Several factors contribute to this. They include failing to stretch or warm up properly, not wearing the proper type of shoe and not taping or providing other types of support for the ankle or foot. The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sports …

Tips to Prevent Injury for Child Soccer Players

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Children’s soccer has become an increasingly popular sport in the United States, making children more prone to foot and ankle injuries. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that injuries can occur when players collide and even when running, twisting or landing. Boys are more likely to incur ankle injuries especially when turning or stopping. Since children are constantly growing, some …

What to Do to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy

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Being a parent involves caring for your child in every way you can. You make sure they are eating the right food, being nice to others, and staying out of any trouble. However, it is also important that you are watchful of their health, more specifically their foot health. Maintaining good foot health in childhood is important in preventing later …

Preventing Plantar Warts

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Plantar warts are a marginally contagious viral infection that can be contracted in public places like gyms. Consumer Reports recommends the following tips to avoid contraction of plantar warts as well as other types of infections. Keep your cuts covered with bandages. Transmission of the virus is much more likely when you have an open wound. While exercising, use towels …

All About Plantar Warts

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Plantar warts are warts that are only found on the feet, hence the term “plantar”, which means “relating to the foot.” They are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and occur when this virus gets into open wounds on the feet. The warts themselves are hard bumps on the foot. They are easily recognizable, mostly found on the heels …

What is Athlete’s Foot?

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Anyone that has ever had athlete’s foot knows how much of a nuisance it is.  It itches and itches and no amount of scratching will make it relent.  The foot gets red, and pain can quickly ensue.  Athlete’s foot is a fungus, and like most fungi, thrives in warm, moist environments.  The gym is a perfect place for this fungus, …