When I finally found Summit Orthopedics, Dr. Ekstrom became my primary orthopedic and spine specialist. I will say I had never had a doctor who cared so much and gave me the relief and attention that I needed.
When I first moved to Minnesota from Georgia, my health was intact and I was vivacious and healthy. Within a year, things changed. At the beginning of this journey, I struggled to find a doctor who could diagnose and treat my ailment. When I finally found Summit Orthopedics, Dr. Ekstrom became my primary orthopedic and spine specialist. I will say I had never had a doctor who cared so much and gave me the relief and attention that I needed.
10 years later, I am still a patient of his, though my condition is still ongoing, he has still continued to be an outstanding doctor who I would recommend to anyone! His personality and vivacious bedside manner are just what I need to keep me going and back out photographing the world. His staff is hardworking, competent, and caring. Thank you Summit Ortho for this staff, they are a blessing!
High-heeled shoes are beautiful. They’re fashionable. They can be formal or fun. And if you wear them often, they can really damage your feet. Not only in a “my feet are sore” kind of way, but in a more permanent way as well. If you’re asking yourself if high heels are really that bad for your feet, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
Foot drop, or drop foot as it’s also called, is pretty much what it sounds like. When you take a step, your foot falls or slaps against the ground. To avoid tripping, people with foot drop often lift their legs higher in the air before taking a step, creating a march-type gait. Others drag their feet, because they have difficulty picking them up between steps.
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