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Primum non nocere (first do no harm)

New York Social Diary highlights non-surgical foot care from Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, DSc, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at HSS.

Dr. Positano discussed “pandemic foot” in The New York Times article after seeing foot pain increase in many patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many to adjust their walking and standing patterns. He saw an increase in patients suffering from pain in their heels and Achilles tendons, noting, “People don’t realize how much mileage they put on walking and standing in their houses.”

Dr. Positano explained, “Foot and ankle problems may not be life-threatening, but they can be ‘lifestyle threatening’. They can affect a person’s ability to exercise, play sports, or even walk.”

Read the full article at Newyorksocialdiary.com.