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Posts for: May, 2013

May 29, 2013
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The temperatures are increasing this week.   There are some basic health tips when the temperature gets up into the 80s and above.  They are even more important when the humidity is high.  Be sure to drink plenty of fluids.  Liquids containing caffeine and alcohol are not desirable and can have a detrimental affect.  It is most effective to carry water or a similar substance and periodically  have small drinks of it over time.  Be sure to use sunblock if out in the sun and the use of a hat is good to protect the face.   Quality sunglasses can be protective of the eyes.  Footwise, I suggest shoes that "breath" well and light cotton socks if wearing closed shoes.  Please do not forget the sunblock on exposed areas of the feet.   These tips from the good Dr. Resnick should be useful and remember to call 203-853-6570 to reach East Avenue Podiatry as needed.

We all know how annoying and downright uncomfortable a splinter buried in and under the skin can feel.  Splinters on the bottom of the feet have the added issue of your weight putting all that pressure on it every step you take.  A splinter that is not removed in a timely manner may lead to infection and further complications.  It may also force the person to change the way they are walking and lead to other parts of the body reacting negatively.  Any change in our gait often results in knee, hip or back pain, as the stresses are no longer going through our spine in a balanced manner.  So what is the best way to remove a splinter?  If you can grab the end of the splinter with a forceps and slowly pull it out in the direction it entered you are lucky.  The splinter will break if your angle is not the same as it entered the skin making removal much more difficult.  Home treatments often leave pieces of the splinter behind leading to more lengthy issues.   No one can say Dr. Lonnie Resnick has not had experience removing splinters.  I have had plenty of opportunities both on patients and my kids.  With the proper instruments, we can clear off dead skin in the area and work out the splinter.   Most of the time anesthesia is not necessary, but we do administer local anesthesia as needed to avoid discomfort.  Topical or oral antibiotics are prescribed.   Do not let a small problem become a big one; call East Avenue Podiatry for quick relief and to allow you to continue the activities you love and need to do.

The unofficial start of summer has arrived and the forecast is calling for hot weather.  This time of year wearing sandals and taking beach trips are popular.  Protecting your feet from the effects of the sun and the dangers of the ground surface are important.  It is essential to apply sunblock to all exposed areas of skin, including the feet.   All too often, we have patients present with a sunburn on the top part of their feet because they forgot to cover them with sunblock.  When walking on sand, it is preferable to have beach shoes or sandals instead of bare feet.  The sand can reach high temperatures that can result in burns.   Also, there are many objects you do not want to step on including sharp shells, stones, broken glass and needles.  So enjoy the wonderful summer in a safe manner and be sure to call Dr. Lonnie Resnick at 203-853-6570 at the first sign of any foot issues.

Please forgive me for wandering away from the foot world tonight.   I had the pleasure this evening of watching my son's high school baseball team win the first baseball Southwest Connecticut championship in the school's history.  The team has worked hard all year and the players both enjoy and support eachother.  They have created memories for a lifetime and will someday bring their children to the high school to see the championship plague and tell them,  "I was on that team."

I hope my long term patients understand that the relationship we develop over the years presents as special moments all the time.  I am very thankful.  Years later, we will not remember the details of the individual visits as much as the special time spent together.   Life has a way of bringing people together during our short time on this earth.  Let us be thankful for all the "ordinary moments" which are truly special moments.  

May 25, 2013
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Hi.  Dr. Lonnie Resnick here after a busy Saturday morning at the office.  Saturday is a popular day with our patients.  It is the most convenient time for many of our patients to have their foot needs cared for.  We have hours from 8AM to 11AM every other Saturday.  Patients are often in a relaxed state of mind due to it not being a work day.  Having happy feet is a great way to start the weekend.   For detailed hours visit