Posts for: February, 2019

Ever wonder why your pain fluctuates from very little to intense but never goes away?   How many times have we had a sore foot, and after a few days of rest, the pain went away?

But, sometimes the pain lingers.  It is almost like a pendulum swinging back and forth.  Right when you think, “I’m going to make an appointment to see the doctor, “ it starts to feel better and you decide to wait it out.   You let the process continue and before you know it, it has been 6 months or a year with a nagging, maybe not horrible, but annoying pain. 

Treating chronic issues are different than treating acute injuries.  Usually, rest is simply not enough.  Even medications lose their ability to help with the pain. 

Heel pain is a great example.   Plantar Fasciitis is a common problem that many people suffer from.  Most of the time, we can treat people quickly and get them pain free in a matter of days or weeks.  Luckily, we have some of the best tools to diagnose and treat pain.  The right formula for pain free feet is different for everyone.

Some people need orthotics because their foot structure is causing re-injury.  Some people need stem cells because their body isn’t providing them with the right tools for healing.   Some people need steroid injections to help with the healing process.  A few people may need to have surgery.   There are usually options when treating your chronic pain, but more rest is not going help.

You could be doing more damage by waiting it out.  If you have been having pain for more than two weeks, you need to make sure your injury is not more severe.  Like anything else, the sooner you attack a problem, the easier and faster it is to solve.

On Jan. 31, 2019, Dr. Strimbu and 2 students from Barry University had the opportunity to be part of the Nova Southeastern University Career & Internship Round Tables hosted by the Career Development office of Nova University.
Dr. Adriana Strimbu,  Neemiah (2nd year Barry Univ. Podiatry Student) and Edgar Sy (4th year Barry Univ. Podiatry student)
It was more than a networking event, Career & Internship Round Tables engage students in deep dive discussions of tried and true practices.Students will have the opportunity to ask  a variety of questions about the field of podiatry ranging from “What resources should a student use to find work in their field once they graduate?” to “How can students get a podiatry internship or a chance of shodowing at a podiatry office?” This event provided students with the opportunity to gain first-hand information and practical advice on various career paths.  Because of the wide array of professional podiatry experiences, we were able to share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with student who attend. Also having there 2 Barry University Podiatry students were able to explain to the undergradute students about their experiences at Barry University Podiatry School as well as provide them with infromation and advice about the requirments needed for the podiatry school.
Students were also informed about the DPM podiatry network, which is a program that helps students that are intrested in the field of podiatry or would like to find out more about the podiatry program. This network helps connect a student to a particular doctor within the area specified by the student. Students who are intrested can go to the link provided here ( DPM Mentor Network) and register for this network. Once they register they can request shadowing a podiatrist and this will help them get more familiar with the podiatry field.