As any parent (or anyone who has ever been a child) can attest, nicks, scrapes, cuts, and bruises are all a part of growing up.
Combine boundless energy with still-developing physical coordination and, frankly, a lack of common sense? Yeah, accidents are going to happen.
Fortunately, most […]
At Carmel Foot Specialists, our doctors can rightfully be called foot and ankle surgeons. We all completed surgical residency programs. We’ve trained in advanced techniques. We perform foot surgery every week.
We’re good at it. We enjoy it, even.
So it might seem weird when we also […]
Heel pain. It’s an inevitable part of getting older or being physically active, right?
Wrong! Haven’t you learned anything from this blog? (Just teasing. A bit.)
Heel pain is a fairly common part of life for many of us, but it’s not normal. And in truth, there’s […]
Because we put a high priority on being able to offer our patients the most advanced treatments, our team has brought in several advanced technology and regenerative medicine therapies in recent years.
Naturally, this leads to a lot of questions from our patients! In particular, we […]
It’s already been more than a week since the Charlotte Marathon. But if you ran the full 26.2, and you still haven’t fully recovered from your endeavor, don’t worry. You’re not alone!
With the possible exception of a small handful of extreme ultramarathoners, just about everybody […]
For those who’ve been around the Booty Loop more times than they can count and yearn for something more, the Charlotte Marathon is right around the corner!
Our city’s hilly terrain gives the event a reputation—deserved or not—as a fairly challenging race as far as marathons […]
Music can be a powerful motivator.
Perhaps that’s why a 2016 Runner’s World survey found that more than half of dedicated runners (61 percent, to be precise) prefer to run with tunes cranking through their earbuds—at least when they’re on the treadmill.
The right playlist can pump […]
Here’s something we tell our patients over and over again:
Don’t underestimate an ankle sprain.
We don’t say this just because we want you to come see us. (Although we do want you to come see us!) We say it because ankle injuries are serious business, and […]
Whether you’re an experienced yogi, casual drop-in, or total beginner, there are lots of things to love about practicing yoga.
Some of the most well-known benefits, of course, include relaxation and stress relief, improved flexibility and balance, better breathing, and more energy.
But did you know that […]
Most of us take our sense of balance for granted—until we lose it, that is.
The ability to sense where you are in space, move gracefully, and stay on your feet as you go about your day isn’t a given. It’s a skill that you develop […]
If you like cooking your own food, nothing beats a weekly trip down to the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.
Admittedly, Saturday mornings can get a little crazy. But despite the rush, there’s no substitute for fresh, farm-to-table meats and veggies. The food just plain tastes better, […]
Whether you’re a scratch golfer or a lifelong duffer, there’s plenty to satisfy your craving for the links in and around Charlotte!
Granted, most of us don’t exactly the spare change lying around to get into any of the “big four” country clubs—Charlotte, Carmel, Myers Park, […]
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the last day of school just a few weeks after that. So if the fact that temps have been in the 80s and 90s all month hasn’t already convinced you, we’ll make it official: summer’s here.
Of course, […]
There’s no shortage of runners in Charlotte. Station yourself somewhere along the Booty Loop on a pleasant afternoon, and it won’t take you long to realize it.
Are you one of them? Would you like to be?
That’s great news! We love running and want to encourage […]
We’ll admit it—we’re a little spoiled living here in Charlotte. There’s a reason (or rather, many of them) that U.S. News and World ranked us the No. 14 best place to live in the United States! Beautiful neighborhoods, world class shopping and dining, four distinct […]
They grow up so fast!
One minute, you’re holding your newborn child in your arms for the first time. Blink, and they’re learning to walk, talk, and maybe even throw a little sass your way. Blink again, they’re off to college. Maybe you might want to […]
Buckle up, because today we’ll be covering just about everything you ever wanted to know about warts—and probably some stuff you didn’t want to know, too! (At least not until they appear on you or a loved one, anyway.)
There’s a lot of confusion out there […]
This is part 2 of our 2-part series on ingrown toenails. Go back and check out part 1 if you missed it!
Last week we took a long, hard look at some of the most common causes of ingrown toenails. We covered a lot of ground! […]
This is part 1 of our 2-part series on ingrown toenails. Check back next week for part 2!
Ugh, ingrown toenails! They throb and swell with pain. They’re so tender that they can make just putting on a pair of socks an exercise in human misery. […]
MLS laser therapy is a revolutionary treatment for pain. It’s changing lives for the better, and we’re incredibly excited that we can offer it to you. But before we get into too much detail about what it is or how it works, we’d like to […]
Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, suffers from chronic plantar fasciitis and a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. The injury occurred during the November 8th loss against the Indianapolis Colts.
The plantar fascia is a ligament-like band running from your heel to the ball of […]
Former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith is out for the rest of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during last Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. He will have surgery early next week followed by rehab.
The Achilles tendon is a long tendon that runs from your […]
Pain following a lateral ankle sprain is not unusual. The immediate pain and swelling can be managed using the RICE technique: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Following a reasonable recovery period (2-4 weeks), most injuries will have healed. When disability persists, more damage may have […]
According to USA Today, Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant received Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy last week, injecting stem cells collected from his hip into his ankle, in hopes to speed up his recovery time. Bryant broke his fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot & underwent foot surgery last month.
After an […]
If you have been suffering from plantar fasciitis (“jogger’s heel”) for more than six months and all conservative treatments consisting of rest, ice, stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, arch supports/orthotics and steroid injections have failed to resolve your symptoms, there is help. The doctors of Carmel Foot Specialists […]