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Ask-a-podiatrist -- blog support for foot and ankle Jeffrey A. Oster, DPMproblems

How to use our telemedicine tools to solve foot and ankle problems.

Hi, I'm Dr. Oster.  I'm a board certified podiatrist with 35 years of practice experience.  In addition to my role as medical advisor to Myfootchop.com, I also work as a...

Metatarsal pads – to skive or not to skive

Skiving provides a finished edge to the metatarsal pad – but does that matter?Felt metatarsal pad

What is skiving?

Metatarsal pads come in different shapes, sizes and densities.  One question often asked by customers is in regards to the beveled edge of the metatarsal pad.  The beveled or skived edge is a finishing ...

Zion Williamson out with a right toe sprain

First round draft choice Zion Williamson, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, was recently sidelined with an injury described asbasketball injuries a toe sprain.  Although the 19 year old starter described the injury as “no big deal”,  it did side line him with a questionable start against the Chicago Bulls.

What...

Clinical tools for foot and ankle providers – advanced practice providers

APP patient guidelines, anatomy images x-rays and moreAPP guideliens for lower extremity health

One of my roles as a hospital based podiatrist is mid-level provider oversight.  Our hospital utilizes both PA’s and NP’s to see the majority of patients in our orthopedics and wound care clinics.  Our team based approach has been successful in...

Peroneal tendon injuries – diagnosis and treatment in elite cross country athletes

What a cross country training regimen can tell you about peroneal tendinitis, peroneal tendon tears and peroneal tendon subluxationJogging

When you meet with your doctor, there’s an unwritten script that your doc is using to guide his/her decision making.  Past medical history, social history, family hist...