September 2019 Newsletter Updates

West Coast Podiatry Team Podiatry Newsletter

Plantar Warts: Annoying Growths That Need Professional Treatment Plantar warts are not just annoying growths on the bottoms of your feet – they can be extremely painful when standing or walking. A plantar wart most often comes from the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus can enter the body when there is a tiny cut or break in the skin …

Exercise: How Much is TOO Much?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

We are a society of extremes. It appears our “super-size” mentality has moved from the fast food drive-thrus across America into the gyms! From CrossFit mania to “Ultra” Marathons, no exercise is too much anymore… or is it? Moreover, how do you know when your exercise goes from helping you to hurting you? When Is It Too Much? While exercise …

5 Common Causes of Heel Pain

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Heel pain getting you down? You’re not alone! Heel pain is one of the most common complaints we hear in our office. Heel pain can be from a variety of sources. Here are five common causes of heel pain… Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome This syndrome results from a large nerve in the back of the foot becoming trapped or pinched. Symptoms …

Scary Shoes - Weird Shoes

Scariest Shoes of All Time

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

I’ve seen a lot of shoes I would consider scary…flip-flops with absolutely no support or heels so high that that no human being should be able to walk in them—I’ve seen them all. Or so I thought. I think found a pair of shoes that tops them all. Have a look at this video… http://youtu.be/2j6EfYa8zcI Speechless. Well, not really… These …

Swollen Feet - Kim Kardashian

Why Are My Feet Swollen? Part II

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

Last week we talked about the reasons your feet might be swollen. Everyone experiences swollen feet now and again (like Kim Kardashian), but if you are experiencing swollen feet on a regular basis, you should see your podiatrist for a thorough evaluation. Persistent and consistent swelling indicates an underlying problem that needs to be addressed! Ways to Reduce Swelling In …

Heel Pain

Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

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

Heel pain, unfortunately, is a common complaint in our office. It’s not unusual to hear patients say, “My heels hurt in the morning!” or ask “Why do my heels hurt when I run?” There are many reasons for heel problems. After a thorough examination, we can usually determine the cause of your heel pain based on your symptoms and a physical …

Congratulations, Dr. Goecker!

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Here at West Coast Podiatry, we’re proud to announce that our very own Robert Goecker, DPM has been named Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Dr. Goecker has truly won the respect of the medical community in Southwest Florida since his arrival over a decade ago. After practicing with the now-retired Dr. David Corbett for …

Heel Spurs - Foot Problems and Treatments

Heel Spurs, Heel Pain, and Plantar Fasciitis: Clearing up the Confusion

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

When people are experiencing heel pain, they sometimes jump to the conclusion that a heel spur is causing the pain. Heel spurs don’t always cause pain. The pain often stems from another cause like plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of the large band of fibrous tissue running along the underside of your foot). I have also found that some people think …

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 …

Plantar Fasciitis - Podiatry & Foot Problems

Plantar Fasciitis

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Warning: Eating that extra cookie may make your heel hurt! “Ummm….what?” “Yes, that’s right–eating that extra cookie may make your heel hurt!” O.K., so maybe not one extra cookie, but several cookies over time that lead to excess weight gain may cause your plantar fascia (the shock absorber running along the bottom of your foot) to become irritated or inflamed! …