Entries by Dr. Douglas F. Tumen, DPM, FACFAS

Do compression socks really work?



“Compression socks work by applying a constant pressure to the ankle and calf area,” explains Dr. Doug Tumen, a podiatrist at Hudson Valley Foot Associates in Kingston, New York, and the author of Ask the Foot Doctor: Real-Life Answers to Enjoy Happy, Healthy, Pain-Free Feet. “This prevents pooling of blood in the legs, which is […]

When Your Heels Hurt



What is the largest bone in the foot? Right…your heel bone, also known as the calcaneus.  It absorbs all of your body’s weight each time you take a step, run or jump.  So, is it any wonder that one of the most common foot ailments people have is heel pain? A heel spur is the […]