All blog posts are topics & information that Dr. Farrer finds interesting and educational for her patients. She wants everyone to be knowledgable about their foot and ankle health, as well as the services she offers. As you browse our website, take time to check out this helpful information!

Thank you, Dr. F!

 

Friday
Apr182014

Why Do I Need Orthotics?

Foot orthotics can control & relieve foot disorders. These devices may relieve pain or prevent the return of your foot symptoms. Normally, the best orthotics are custom-made to meet the needs of each unique patient. They may be used with other forms of treatment such as medications, physical therapy or surgery. They are an important component in foot health!

If you would like to see what custom orthotics can do for you, call Dr. Farrer: 745-7890

Friday
Apr112014

Osteoarthritis?

The most common form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis. It affects almost everyone, to an extent, after the age of 60. It begins with the breakdown of cartilage in joints. This condition can be accelerated by factors such as obesity, repetitive joint motion and injuries. However, age, gender, joint alignment and heredity can also play a part. The most common joints affected are ankles, knees, hips, spine and fingers. You usually experience the discomfort (stiffness) after periods of rest such as sitting or sleeping.

Arthritis does not have to slow you down. If you currently have arthritis or suspect that you may, it is important to consult a podiatrist. Podiatrists are able to discuss various treatment options and help you choose exercises and activities that will be best for you. 

Call Dr. Farrer at 859-745-7890 

Thursday
Mar272014

We Supply Dr. Comfort! Your Foot Comes FIRST.

Feet First Podiatry is a provider of Dr. Comfort products, known as the "Finest Quality Comfort Footwear." Dr. Comfort is designed to provide support and comfort, while giving great style! It was originally designed as a diabetic shoe, to aid in the prevention of serious foot-health complications, but, Dr. Comfort fits the needs of many. Medicare and supplemental insurance may reimburse for the cost of shoes/inserts, if you meet general criteria. Dr. Farrer and her staff can help determine if you are eligible.

We keep compression hosiery, trouser socks, men's dress socks and diabetic support socks in stock at all times. They come in many sizes. We also have shoe catalogs to place an order from. Looking at these can help you choose shoe styles and colors. Come check out the 2014 selection today!

Ask Dr. Farrer or any member of her staff about the difference of Dr. Comfort. We ALL have a pair!

Wednesday
Feb192014

Some heel pain tips...

If detected early, heel pain is usually able to be treated with conservative options. The longer you wait to see a podiatrist, the more difficult it is to successfully treat. Consider the following:

  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Stretch your feet well prior to exercising
  • Ice you heel if pain is felt
If heel pain is something you have been experiencing, don't wait! 

Tuesday
Feb182014

What to look for in an Athletic Shoe...

In any kind of shoe, a proper fit is essential. Here, I'll go over how to properly buy tennis shoes. This is sure to be helpful!

First, the fit. Make sure the length is approximately one-quarter inch of length beyond the great toe. Next, width. The width should be measured at the widest portion of the foot. When fitting a shoe, the foot should not feel constricted by the width of the shoe. Also, you need to measure the heel to ball of foot The toe break of the shoe is determined by the ball of the foot at its widest point. When selecting a shoe, flex the forepart of the shoe several times. Then measure from the heel to the center of the bend. It should match the measurement of your heel to the ball of your foot. Lastly, get a snug heel fit. The heel counter of the shoe should fit snugly to prevent excessive rearfoot movement which can cause blistering.