Category Archives: Podiatry

Don’t Let Summer Heat Ruin Fall Marathon Prep

Runners training for fall marathons should recognize signs of heat-related illness and seek treatment immediately October is one of the most popular months for marathons with more than 120 scheduled in the U.S. this year alone, according to And that means runners, novice and professionals alike, are training now when summer temperatures can reach […]

Talking about the Weather and Toes

“Don’t knock the weather.  If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.”  ~Kin Hubbard One thing about Utah is that the weather is crazy.  It’s unpredictable.  It’s interesting.  It can go from 60 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and snowy in less than 24 hours. […]

Summer Footwear Guide: Flip-Flops and Sandals

By Dr. Jeffrey Carlson When the weather gets warm, both men and women ditch their more constrictive footwear in favor of the foot-freeing flip-flop. Flip-flops offer some protection for your feet, and thus they are better than walking around barefoot. They are fine to wear at the beach and public pools, as they can protect […]

Are Custom Orthotics Worth the Price?

Many people have reservations buying custom orthotics when they can purchase an inexpensive insole from the local drug store. I thought I’d talk about the available options, and the differences between the two products. Custom Orthotics, while more expensive, are designed for you based upon an impression of your foot. These impressions are sent, along with special […]

I’ve Got the Gout!

If you watch TV, you may remember a commercial from last year with the middle-aged gentleman carrying around a large vial partially filled with a green liquid.  The advertisement is for a new medication designed for the treatment and prevention (prophylaxis) of gout.   Uloric is the first medication to be approved by the FDA for gout […]

NBA Star’s Injury May Take Longer To Heal

The Commonly Fractured 5th Metatarsal The Thunder reported that Kevin Durant, the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, will be reevaluated in six weeks after undergoing surgery on 10/16/14 for a Jones fracture. Unfortunately, he is more likely to be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks. Dr. Lowell Scott Weil, the team Podiatrist for the Chicago […]

The All-So-Painful Ingrown Toenail

What causes them? Ingrown toenails are most common in the big toe, and occur most often from poor-fitting footwear. This is because tight shoes can put pressure on the nail, and force them to grow downwards instead of growing outwards. If the shoes are too loose, the foot may slide forward in the shoe and cause […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis in Athletes and Even YOU What do Albert Pujols, Kobe Bryant, and Eli Manning have in common? Besides all being athletes, they have all suffered from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults, and has affected many professional athletes during their career. Unfortunately, this condition also occurs in […]