Blog Archive

3 Things Every Diabetic Should Do To Protect Their Feet Apr 8th, 2021

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to do all you can to manage your disease. Diabetes increases your risks of many serious medical problems, including problems that affect your feet.  In fact, about a third of those diagnosed with diabetes develop a foot ulcer because of...

Store-Bought Vs. Custom Orthotics: We Settle the Debate Mar 14th, 2021

If you suffer foot pain, you have a lot of company. More than three-quarters of Americans experience some type of foot pain in their lifetimes. That doesn’t even count the ankle, leg, or back issues that can be the result of a problem with your feet. Many foot problems —...

What Causes Flat Feet? Feb 8th, 2021

Everyone has foot pain from time to time, especially if you’ve spent a day standing or participating in certain sports. But if you have chronically achy feet, you might have flat feet, a condition also known as flatfoot that affects about 25% of Americans. At Gelbmann Podiatry, we understand how...

Here's Why You Should Never Ignore an Ingrown Toenail Jan 18th, 2021

Ingrown toenails may be painful, but they’re not really anything to worry about, right? Wrong.  Without proper care, an ingrown toenail can quickly turn into something much more serious, especially if you have diabetes or an immune disorder, or you get ingrown toenails on a regular basis. At Gelbmann Podiatry,...

Your Genes or Your Shoes: What's to Blame for Those Pesky Bunions? Dec 16th, 2020

Up to 25% of people have an uncomfortable foot deformity called a bunion. It’s the result of a misalignment near your big toe joint that forces the big toe toward your second toe. This creates a bony bulge on the side of your foot.  Bunions are progressive and often require...

How to Avoid Heel Pain With Custom Orthotics Nov 30th, 2020

Your feet and ankles are complex structures that consist of more than 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons, 26 bones, and 33 joints. The average adult walks between 4,000 and 6,000 steps each day, and for every mile you walk, your feet bear the brunt of 60 tons of stress.  It’s...

The Best Solutions for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain Oct 14th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis pain is usually worse in the morning and can make each new day seem like a trial. This searing foot pain can make even basic tasks hard to bear. Luckily, plantar fasciitis is a condition that has many treatments. Drs. David Gelbmann and Ramsha Ali Tanwir at Gelbmann...

Bunion Correction Sep 22nd, 2019

I have been performing bunion surgeries almost every week of my life since 2012. No two bunions are the same; bunion surgeries vary widely and are one of the more difficulty surgeries to perform correctly while ALSO maintaining 100% patient satisfaction. The LapiPlasty system by Treace Medical Concepts is the...

Covid-19 Update Aug 14th, 2019

GREETINGS FOLLOWERS AND FRIENDS. GELBMANN PODIATRY WILL HAVE REGULAR BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS THROUGHOUT THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE MANDATE, AND THROUGHOUT THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We ask that patients who are sick, or who have been exposed to the virus, please stay home. We also ask that only one visitor accompany each...

Orthotics Aug 12th, 2019

What the heck are “orthotics” and why does my foot doctor (podiatrist), chiropractor, or trainer want me to get them? Answers to follow: Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of...

Greetings Facebook Friends And Followers Jul 2nd, 2019

On May 15th, 2019 I officially became the proud owner of the 1440 South Michigan Avenue podiatry office then known as European Foot and Ankle Clinic. While I have been practicing podiatric medicine at this location since 2016, it was not until this date that I became the proud owner....