Greatist asks Dr. Reid, “What Really Happens when you wear High Heels?”

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“Damage can start a lot earlier than you think” -Dr. Reid- Wearing high heels can have negative and painful effects on the body which include problems with your feet, toes, knees, hips, and back, but there are ways to reduce the pain and possible long term damage that high heels can be responsible for. Alyssa Raiola, writer for Greatist, posted an article alongside Dr Marlene Reid highlighting the problems you can expect to feel in each body part and what can be done to prevent further injury and damage. What Really …

The FIP Wold Congress of Podiatry

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Dr. Kosova and Dr. Reid both lectured at the International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP) World Congress.  The FIP World Congress of Podiatry is the premier foot and ankle conference of the International Federation of Podiatrists (IFP)/Federation Internationale des Podologues (FIP). Since the inception of the World Congress of Podiatry in 1966, this world class event serves to be the largest gathering of international podiatrists who joined together as colleagues from over 40 countries. The conference featured over 90 oral and poster presentations, interactive workshops and an …

Prevent Blisters this Summer

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Running a marathon this summer?  Perhaps you’re the designated landscaper around the house on weekends or just enjoy taking longs walks in the warm weather.  Dr. Reid contributed to the Chicago Tribune’s Lifestyles & Health section regarding foot and toe blisters that are the result of outdoor summer activities and what could be done to help assist with healing blisters and preventing them in the future. Here’s a few pointers that were highlighted: Use moleskin pads instead of band-aids.  Moleskin pads are placed into the shoe rather than …

Barbie’s brand-new bod.

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Recently, Mattel made big news: Barbie’s got a brand-new bod. As a mother (who is more curvy than many), I am excited to know that there are now Barbie doll options other than those that I grew up with – bodies that reflect body types other than those I had always dreamed of having! While my daughter is too old to benefit from Mattel’s attempt to characterize young women more accurately, I know she will share in my excitement of acceptance of multiple body types. …

Dr. Marlene Reid Visits Israel for the American Healthcare Professionals & Friends for Medicine (APF) in Israel Podiatric Scientific Seminar

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Dr. Marlene Reid of Family Podiatry Center in Naperville, IL recently traveled to Israel for the American Healthcare Professionals & Friends for Medicine (APF) in Israel Podiatric Scientific Seminar. Reid, co-chair of the scientific and academic meeting, approached the AFP late in 2013 with the idea of setting up a podiatric seminar in the country as there had not been a program for podiatric physicians and surgeons in Israel in over twenty (20) years. Together with the AFP staff and board members, Reid planned the …

ABC’s Good Morning America and Dr. Marlene Reid talk about pointy toed “flats”

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So many women think that they’re better off wearing flats than heels, but in reality flats can be worse than heels 100 times over. A common misconception a lot of women have is that wearing flats is better for your feet than heels, but that isn’t always the case.  Pointy toed flats squeeze the toes together leading to pressure which can lead to skin irritation, bones bending or worse.  Other symptoms include persistent pain, and multiple ingrown toe nails that may require surgery to fix.  ABC’s Good Morning …