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Why do calluses hurt more when I lose weight?

When you lose weight, your body also reduces fat around your feet. This is specially bothersome on the bottom of the foot, because without that extra layer the callus rubs directly against the bone. There are two main ways to stop this kind of pain.
Jun 7th, 2023

Dr. Feldman's best advice for Marathon Day

Are you running the 2023 Boston Marathon? Watch and share these tips from Dr. Neil Feldman. Ultramarathoner and triathlete, he ran the Boston Marathon 12 times and finished the Leadman Series in 2022. Learn some of his rituals for success on race day.
Apr 12th, 2023

Best treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Almost everyday a patient comes in with excruciating heel pain, after trying every tip and spending hundreds of dollars in shoes and products that promise a solution for Plantar Fasciitis. Watch this free CMP webinar before you google or buy anything.
Jan 17th, 2023

Learn how foot neuromas are treated

Neuromas main symptoms are a shooting pain between the toes and the ball of the foot and abnormal sensations, like having a pebble inside the shoe or if the sock is bunched up in that area. Learn how these are treated in this webinar with the CMP doctors
Jan 4th, 2023

Watch this webinar if you have bunions

Take advantage of the extra time during the holidays to learn “All About Bunions”: what causes bunions, shoe choice and non-surgical options, bunion surgery, how is post-operation recovery and the possibilities of recurrence. Access the recording here.
Dec 21st, 2022

Webinar: All About Achilles Tendonitis

During last year, Dr. Feldman, Dr. Pelto and Dr. Saviet sat down for a virtual roundtable with patients and went over “All About Achilles Tendonitis”. In case you missed it, we recorded that session, which is now available to be watched.
Dec 14th, 2022

What are the causes for a hollow toenail?

There is a common condition where the nail lifts, hollowing and detaching from the nail bed. This can also occur in the middle or the base of the nail. People think they might have a fungal infection because it may look white or discolored. By Dr. Pelto
Dec 9th, 2022

“Miracle” treatment heals most foot pain

Our patients are getting better faster from Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis, among other diagnoses, with a treatment that repairs damaged tissues with the growth of new cells. They even like to call it a miracle! By Dr. Donald Pelto
Dec 2nd, 2022

Do NOT try the Bible method for ganglion cysts

Imagine a whacking a heavy Bible-like book on a patient's foot to burst a ganglion cyst. Historically, this barbaric action once was the mainstream treatment for those "bubble like” growths under the skin and it is known today as “The Bible Method".
Nov 23rd, 2022

CMP doctors answer foot related questions

We want to hear from you! What is your foot, ankle, toenail, shoe or sports related question? Is there a foot diagnosis or condition that you would like to learn more about? A foot product or device that you wish you would have an input from a podiatrist? 
Nov 2nd, 2022

Three things you didn't know about toenail growth

Very often, patients come to us concerned if their toenail will grow back after trauma or removal, specially because it might feel like the nail is not growing fast enough. Here are three common misconceptions about toenail growth. By Dr. Donald Pelto
Oct 27th, 2022

Five secrets to treat plantar fasciitis at home

One of the main symptoms of plantar fasciitis is pain in the morning, on the first step out of bed. It can hurt on the bottom of the heel and then it gets better after a few minutes. this guide that has already helped many of my patients. By Dr. Pelto
Oct 26th, 2022

Pain-Free Treatment for Ingrown Toenails

Now it is possible to treat many of the ingrown toenails with a non-invasive and pain-free procedure, with a new nail correction system. Onyfix is like wearing braces on your toenails to correct their shape as they grow.
Oct 10th, 2022

Leadman; Nothing worthwhile is ever easy

Read Dr. Neil Feldman's journey on becoming a Leadman at the 2022 Leadville race series, in Colorado. Participants race across the skies in this world-renowned series that includes 100 mile run and mountain bike races.
Sep 27th, 2022

The most common bone fracture after an ankle twist

It can be shocking to a patient to learn that one simple misstep or ankle twist could cause a bone fracture. But ankle sprains are one of the most common causes of the fifth metatarsal fractures - a long bone that connects to the little toe.
Sep 23rd, 2022

A Podiatrist’s view of the Good Feet Store

The Good Feet Store is now in Central Massachusetts. We thought it’s important that our other neighbors, friends and patients understand what they do and how a trip to a quality podiatrist is different in myriad ways. By Dr. Benjamim Saviet
Sep 21st, 2022

How to easily put on and take off compression socks

The biggest challenge for people who wear compression socks is how to get them on and off. My gold tip if you are having a hard time with your compression socks is to consider a device called “Doff N’ Donner”. By Dr. Donald Pelto
Sep 7th, 2022

This insole can help with big toe joint arthritis pain

This rigid carbon fiber shoe footplate prevents the painful movement of the arthritic big toe joint. The insert can replace, go under or over the sock lines based on whatever is most comfortable. Usually fits most sneakers.
Aug 31st, 2022

What should I do if I step on glass?

We want patients to come see us when there is still an "entry wound" for us to follow. If you wait 2-3 weeks, the track can be healed up and then the simple act of plucking out a sliver of glass becomes a fishing expedition. By Dr. Benjamin Saviet
Aug 30th, 2022

Painful like walking on a tiny pebble: Porokeratoma

Have you ever felt pain on the bottom of the foot as if you were constantly walking on a small pebble, especially under a bony prominence? This could be a porokeratoma: a small hard round bump that develops due to a clogged sweat gland. By Dr. Donald Pelto
Aug 22nd, 2022

X-Ray: What are those circles near the big toe?

These are called sesamoid bones and they perform a specific function: to act as a pulley system. This gives a mechanical advantage to stabilizing the big toe on the ground, and aids with propulsion of the foot when walking or running. 
Aug 16th, 2022

FAQ: What’s the best shoe to wear?

People come in all shapes and sizes and the same is true for feet! “What's the best shoe for me?” is a much better approach that takes into account this reality. By Dr. Benjamin Saviet
Aug 9th, 2022

Kissing Corns: A Painful Love Affair On The Foot

“Kissing corns” are calluses or corns that develop between the toes, usually between the fourth and fifth (pinky) digits. The pain happens because the toe bones rub against each other creating little corns that “kiss.” By Dr. Donald Pelto
Aug 1st, 2022

DON’T do this if you have a toe fracture

Recently I had a patient with a toe fracture come into the office wearing a new and unique type of shoe. To take the pressure off the top of her toes, she actually cut open the whole toe area of her sneakers. Here is why you shouldn't do this. By Dr. Pelto
Jul 19th, 2022

Summer Hack: Quick Fix for Ugly Toenails

Can you imagine not wearing sandals for nine years because of your ugly toenails? This happened to a patient I saw recently and she walked out the office crying in relief, joy and proud after a cosmetic nail restoration called KeryFlex. By Dr. Donald Pelto
Jun 15th, 2022

Calf Injuries: Heal Faster with Shockwave Therapy

The calf muscles are incredibly important for most sports as well as everyday activity. When any of the muscles get injured, this can cause you to miss out on valuable training. Next level treatments can get you better quickly. By Dr. Benjamin Saviet
Jun 3rd, 2022

Choosing the Best Trail Running Shoes

While you may read about all the amazing features the different shoe companies promote to help sell their shoes, the single most important principle to remember when buying a shoe, any shoe, is that it must fit! By Dr. Neil Feldman
May 26th, 2022

Podiatrist (and dad) approved baby nail trimming tool

When my first baby was born a few months ago, I thought I wouldn’t have any problem trimming his toenails. Was I wrong! I struggled just like every first time parent. Until my wife found the Haaka Electric Nail Care Set.
May 18th, 2022

Big Foot: The Pandemic Sasquatch Effect

If your shoe collection is hurting your feet more than normal and that ultra-comfortable pair of sneakers no longer fit, you are not alone. It happened to my wife and several patients in what I'm calling the “Pandemic Sasquatch Effect". By Dr. Donald Pelto
May 11th, 2022

Untreated ankle sprain can cause long term disability

An ankle sprain that is left untreated or that is not properly diagnosed can cause chronic pain and lead to arthritis or long term disability. As soon as an injury occurs, most people should go straight to a specialist. By Dr. Benjamin Saviet
May 5th, 2022

6 Runner Approved Tips to Start Running Trails Today

Trail running requires minimal gear and delivers big rewards. We will go through six basic tips to ensure your adventure is safe, as well as fun, so you can start trail running today. Also learn about the benefits of running trails. By Dr. Neil Feldman.
Apr 28th, 2022

Try this life-changing product for thick toenails

Once you get thick toenails, regular nail clippers literally won’t cut them. I recently was recommended an affordable nail clipper available on Amazon that does the job. By Dr. Donald Pelto
Apr 14th, 2022

All about flat feet

Flat feet are common to many patients and can cause pain and other concerns. Here is the information and replay from the recent webinar from the doctors at Central Massachusetts Podiatry.
Jan 24th, 2021

Let’s Go Streaking

In this article Dr. Feldman will go over his running streaks and inspiration.
Jan 6th, 2021

Interview with Tom Ingrassia

In this interview Dr. Pelto will go over different ideas with Tom Ingrassia about motivation and inspiration.
Dec 20th, 2019

The 451

Dr Feldman's 2019 Race Summary
Dec 5th, 2019

Diabetes Awareness Month

Here is a video from Dr. Pelto about Diabetes Awareness Month a lecture about common foot conditions.
Nov 26th, 2019

Diabetic Shoe Fitting Tips

In this video, Dr. Pelto will go over tips for you if you have diabetes and need diabetic shoes or if you are a person fitting others with diabetic shoes. We will go over many of the common problems that can happen when fitting shoes for diabetics.
Jul 3rd, 2019

The Office Tour

In this video Dr. Pelto will give a tour of his office at Central Massachusetts Podiatry located in Worcester Massachusetts.
Jul 3rd, 2019

How to keep your feet healthy and strong throughout life

A really good question came across our social media feed recently; “Tell us how to best care for our feet as we, ahem, become mature!”, this blog post answers this question with suggestions to help keep your feet healthy and strong throughout life.
Jun 20th, 2019

Running in the Heat

Tips and skill knowledge for running in the heat from podiatrist Neil Feldman, DPM
Jun 5th, 2019

What Shoe Is Best? Shoe Buying Tips

Here is a lecture done for the Worcester Senior center with shoe buying tips. Below you will find the link to the different resources mentioned in the video.
Nov 13th, 2018

Nail Salon Safety and Medinails

In this interview, Dr. Pelto will interview Dr. Robert Spalding the creator of MediNails an online platform to educate and advised the understanding about the nail care industry.
Nov 6th, 2018

Interview with Reilly Sweetland founder of

In this interview we are discussing about being more efficient and effective in life with a website called This will allow people others to be more effective about following up with other and possibly allow your email to get to zero.
Oct 17th, 2018

Compassion Fatigue with Bob Bureau

In this interview we are going to talk more with Mr. Robert Bureau and about coping with difficult times in life both personally and as a caregiver to others.
Oct 17th, 2018

Interview with Dr. Brittany Falcone DC

In this interview for Healthy Living we will look at many aspects of chiropractic care and focus on the specialty of Dr. Falcone which includes prenatal and postpartum care.
Sep 19th, 2018

Tips on Losing Weight Michael Stanton

In this interview we will go over many aspects of living healthier and getting and staying in shape. Michael Stanton has a unique business and shake shop in Worcester.
Sep 19th, 2018