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Smoking Can Stump You! Jan 14th, 2016

​The process of smoking directly involves your respiratory tract: nose, mouth, throat, and lungs; so it makes sense when you hear that smoking causes breathing and lung-related problems such as cough, wheezing, emphysema, and lung cancer. However, smoking also affects your vascular system by impairing your circulation and decreasing your...

What the Heel! Pain!? Oct 19th, 2015

One of the most common foot and ankle complaints center around the onset of heel pain. Millions of patients visit their health professional for heel-related pain, so if you have it, you are not alone! The good news is that heel pain can be alleviated with non-invasive treatment with great...

Pregnancy and Feet, Part 3! Sep 30th, 2015

Dedicated to all my friends and family members who are new moms or soon-to-be new moms! :)Pregnancy is a wonderful phenomenon that brings about so many changes in a woman. Every major body system undergoes alterations in anticipation of the baby’s development and arrival into the world!Pregnancy brings about certain...

Pregnancy and Feet, Part 2! Jul 5th, 2015

The wonder of pregnancy does not just stem from the fact that there is another human growing within you, but the considerable and diverse internal and external changes occurring throughout the body! Unfortunately, not all of these changes are favorable as they may cause discomfort or pain. Pregnancy may cause...

Pregnancy and Feet! May 11th, 2015

This is the first of a three-part series regarding pregnancy and all things feet! Pregnancy is no doubt one of the miracles of nature and is a cherished experienced for any mother-to-be! A woman’s body undergoes an amazing array of transformations to accommodate the new life developing within it! Pregnancy is...

The "OW" in Ingrown Toenails (Part 2) Apr 13th, 2015

The “Ow” in Ingrown Toenails! Ingrown toenails are a common and uncomfortable foot condition that cause a lot of pain and discomfort. There are many reasons for ingrown toenail occurrence and some of those causes can be eliminated with education and hygiene. What are ways to prevent an ingrown toenail?The most frequent causes...

The "OW" in Ingrown Toenails! Part 1 Feb 20th, 2015

What is an ingrown toenail? Nails grow from an area called the matrix and are made of keratin, a protein found in human skin. Nails in the matrix grow and multiply and as they do so they get pushed out. Old cells start to compact upon themselves into the nail plate....

Frostbite Factoids - Part 2 Jan 15th, 2015

Winter time conjures up memories of snow angels, snowball fights and snow men! However, care must be taken to prevent cold injuries as a result of prolonged exposure to the weather. Skin injuries due to the cold are due to ice crystal formation in the tissue. To prevent crystal formation...

Frostbite Factoids - Part 1 Dec 19th, 2014

With cold weather approaching, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself from the bite of cold! Did you know that your skin is the largest body organ and comprises 15% of your total body weight?  Your skin works to protect your body from a host of environmental assaults, but...

Dried Up Feet! Oct 31st, 2014

Leaves are not the only dry things you'll find this season! The seasons of summer and winter are the harshest time for feet! You may have noticed that your feet become exceptionally dry in the summer due to too much sun while in the winter they become chapped and cracked...

Nail Polish or Nail Poison? Oct 23rd, 2014

The immense variety of nail lacquers and polishes make it hard to choose the perfect product! Whether you want to strengthen brittle nails, lengthen short nails, or just add a little color to your fingers and toes – there is a vast arsenal of products in an infinite palate of...

Ahh My Legs!! Part 2! Oct 17th, 2014

Restless Legs Syndrome is a condition where the affected person has the uncontrollable urge to keep their body in motion in order to prevent unpleasant and uncomfortable sensations. Body movement relieves the RLS-affected individual’s symptoms.  What are some causes of Restless Legs Syndrome? There are several associated factors/conditions that may...

Ahh! My Legs!! (Part 1) Oct 7th, 2014

What is Restless Legs Syndrome? Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) also known as Wittmaack-Ekbom syndrome is a neurological condition that is characterized by burning, itching, gnawing or creeping sensations of the legs. Some people have even described the feeling as insects crawling up and down the insides of their legs! Who...

"Growing Pains!" Sep 28th, 2014

With fall upon us and harvest time approaching, thoughts of gardening and yard work come to mind. Whether picking out pumpkins from the patch or raking those autumn leaves, this new season ushers in new types of outdoor activities! When foot or leg pain strikes, the first idea that comes to...

Treat Your Sole! Sep 23rd, 2014

  When it comes to feeling sore and tired all over, you can bet that your feet have a lot of sway! By paying a little attention to your feet, you can promote relaxation and wellness!  How about a little yoga that deals with foot positioning and lower body strengthening?...

Yoga for the Mind, Yoga for the Soul, Yoga for the Foot! Sep 14th, 2014

Think about all that our feet do for us – they help us move, assist in shock absorption, balance our bodies and support our body weight. What does this mean to us spiritually? In the whole-body sense, have you ever thought about the impact of your feet upon your mind,...

High Heels = High Number of Problems? Sep 12th, 2014

Did you know the average woman will wear high heels for 51 years of her life? It’s no wonder that foot problems will develop! Just what features of high heels make them so bad for your feet? All the problems that stem from high heels center on their incompatibility with...

Stinkin' Feet! Sep 10th, 2014

Everyone has experienced the odor of shoe-confined, sweat-ridden feet! It is a phenomenon that either has occurred to you or to someone around you… and that unpleasant scent has traveled to your nose. Intense foot odor, also known as bromohidrosis, is a problem that millions of people experience every day!Why...

Anatomy of a Shoe! [Part 2!] Sep 3rd, 2014

Everything you possibly wanted to know about shoes, and... a bit more! All the different components of athletic shoes should work together to keep the foot protected, balanced, and optimized in performance. Athletic shoes of various sports have variations of the anatomical characteristics listed above to enhance performance of the...

Anatomy of... a Shoe? Who Knew!? [Part 1] Aug 28th, 2014

Within every profession, there are descriptive terms to specify characteristics or locations of features on an item. For a botanist, the anatomy of a plant is crucial in determining how a plant functions and plays an important role in how it reacts to its environment. For the musician, each instrument...

"Ankles Are Also Cool! They Hold My Feet On!" Aug 21st, 2014

So what is Podiatric Medicine? To what does the field of Podiatry pertain? While the scope of practice in this field of medicine varies from state to state, Podiatrists or Foot and Ankle Specialists in Florida are licensed to do procedures on the foot, ankle and lower leg (below-the-knee). Many people...

Beverly Hills Foot and Ankle, P.A. - Introductory Blog Aug 6th, 2014

Dr. Nisha Krishnan and Beverly Hills Foot and Ankle, P.A. Team welcome you to our blog! Who am I? I, Dr. Nisha Krishnan, am a surgically-trained foot and ankle specialist/podiatrist! A little about me: I'm an Ocala, FL native who attended the University of South Florida for undergraduate education and then the William M. Scholl College...