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Dr. Burton Schuler
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    Panama City Podiatrist writes about TMJ, Women & their Feet

    This release was seen worldwide by about 1200 outlets.

    President Clinton and Dr. Burton S. Schuler,

    President Bill Clinton and Dr. Burton S. Schuler,

    Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorder is included in a recent study about women’s chronic pain sponsored by the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women http://wwww.endwomenspain.org). This campaign links a variety of misunderstood chronic pain conditions suffered by women, and it suggests that more research needs to be done to understand the causes of women’s pain. The report included sections on Vulvodynia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, and TMJ.

    Jaw pain is a primary symptom of TMJ, and basic functions like speaking, and chewing and swallowing food can be affected by the disorder. Like many of the other disorders included in the study, it is unclear what causes TMJ, and there is no clear treatment path to follow.

    About 35 million Americans suffer from TMJ, and it mimics other conditions like Fibromyalgia in that it overwhelmingly discriminates against women: 90% of all TMJ patients are women of childbearing age, and it takes an average of 4 years between the onset of TMJ symptoms and its diagnosis http://www.endwomenspain.org/about ). The report states that “this is a highly complex disease involving genetic and hormonal influences as well as a myriad of complex biologic factors.” One genetic connection, not mentioned in the report, is the misfortune of inheriting a longer second toe http://www.footcare4u.com/category/the-wrong-kind-of-inheritance/)

    “Morton’s Toe” (Long Second Toe) is named after Dr. Dudley J. Morton, who first studied and wrote about this widespread medical phenomenon in the 1930’s, and it is a condition that applies to millions of people. But how does a longer second toe influence the jaw region? According to Morton’s Toe expert, Dr. Burton S. Schuler, who has practiced podiatry for 36 years in Florida, a longer second toe can have painful reverberations throughout the body–including the jaw.

    When the foot does not hit the ground and roll properly because the second toe is longer than the first, this is said to be an example of abnormal pronation. When abnormal pronation occurs, it is myofascial trigger points throughout the body can be effected http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/mortons-toe/myofascial-pain-and-the-mortons-toe/). Myofasical Pain Syndrome (MPS) is muscle pain, and it was first researched by Dr. Janet Travell, Dr. Dudley J. Morton’s peer and a White House doctor for both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. There are two possibilities Dr. Travell considered that have immediate consequences for those suffering with TMJ today. The first is pain in one body part can affect another body part body, and the second is that a Morton’s Toe can possibly be the cause of unexplained pain away from the foot.

    When we consider that women are 90% more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, does this mean that the majority of people who suffer from Morton’s Toe are women? Not necessarily. But due to cultural standards of beauty, women do tend to wear shoes that do no fit the foot well and may exacerbate pain in the foot caused by Morton’s Toe, leading to pain in other parts of the body. Dr. Morton warned women about the negative impact of high heels on women as early as 1935 http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/mortons-toe/high-heel-shoes/). Even though times have changed and there is more awareness about high heels and ill fitting footwear, a mere review of women’s magazines reminds us that these beauty standards still exist for women. So if all of this is correct, we may have an example of putting our foot in their mouth when it comes to women and TMJ diagnosis.

    More about the Morton’s Toe,

    In the 1920’s and 1930″s Dr. Dudley J. Morton of Yale Medical School and Columbia Medical School wrote that a problem with the 1st metatarsal bone, known as a Morton’s Toe could be the reason for most foot problems. Dr. Janet Travel, White House physician to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at George Washington University took this concept further by writing and teaching that the Morton’s Toe could cause pain all over your body. She wrote and taught for four decades that a Morton’s Toe could cause back, hip, knee, leg foot and ankles problems. She felt that the Morton’s Toe, was so important that at the age of 89 she made a video tape to teach other physicians about how to recognize it and how to treat it.

    Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot, tells the story of these two famous physicians and their association with the common, but painful, medical condition known as the Morton’s Toe. Millions of people suffer everyday with chronic aches and pains from head to toe and don’t know why. Many of them have lost all hope, and believe they will have to live with these pains for the rest of their lives. The book is significant because for the first time in seventy years the public is made aware of the importance of the Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe) , and the fact that could be the real unidentified reason (the “medical missing link”) for their unending torments. This book will also show how Morton’s Toe can also cause fibromyalgia, arthritis, sleep disturbances (RLS), temporomandibular joint pain, and numerous other problems through out the body The good news is that all of these problems can be treated with a simple pad that costs about two to three dollars. The bad news is that in spite of the fact that two of the most famous doctors of the twentieth century were behind the Morton’s Toe, most modern day physicians are not aware of Morton’s Toe or of it ability of causing pain all over the body. This book took six years to research and write, but Dr. Burton Schuler author of Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, feels it was worth it because it should be able to help many people get out of pain. The book is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group. It will be translated to Greek this Year.

    About the Author: Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot specialist, podiatrist of Panama City, Fl and the director of the Ambulatory Foot Clinics Podiatric Pain Management Center and is a leading authority on the Morton’s Toe, Long Second Toe and it associated problems Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offer the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. It literally can be the “medical missing link”

    Dr. Schuler, graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice ever since. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty-five year professional career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and various podiatric journals and publications. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, First in Women, and other publications. Dr. Schuler has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management. His professional and civic accomplishments have earned his inclusion in the 1999-2002 Who’s Who in America (Marquis).

    Panama City Podiatrist says Neck Pains can be caused by your Feet

    Here is something I wrote national back in January

    If you are searching the web looking for treatment for your neck pains (arthritis), then don’t be shocked if you find links to podiatry articles, since there is much more of a connection between your feet and your neck than you may think!

    One website has recently reposted an old article explaining a medical connection between Morton’s Toe and neck arthritis because the information has been deemed “Important” to readers (http://neckarthritistreatment.org/tag/important/page/18/).  According to the posting, a leading expert on a condition called “Morton’s Toe,” (or longer second toe)–Dr. Burton S. Schuler, makes a convincing case for he impact that a longer second toe can have on pain everywhere in the body–including neck arthritis.  On the website based on his book, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot, Schuler explains how arthritis can eventually form from a Morton’s Toe. “If your foot is constantly being abused on a day-in day-out basis due to an untreated Morton’s Toe or other foot problems, sooner or later the damage to these joints and other soft tissue structures will end up giving you some form of arthritis” (http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/mortons-toe/arthritis-and-the-mortons-toe/).

    Arthritis is a disease affecting joints and the soft tissues in and around the joints (http://www.footcare4u.com/arthritis/). It can form when extra strain is placed on joints, and this is frequently the case with Morton’s Toe.  Morton’s Toe can throw off the natural foot step, causing an imbalance that places stress all over the body. (Schuler recommends a simple toe pad under the first toe for treatment.)  But how can the stress caused by a longer second toe extend as far as the neck?  That is a very good question that begs elaboration.

    In his book, Schuler explains that many patients whom he treated for Morton’s Toe reported a positive impact on pain elsewhere in their bodies

    Schuler bases this hypothesis on the writing of Dr. Janet Travell, who treated both Presidents Kennedy and  Johnson (http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/resources/dr-janet-travell/).  Travell incorporated early research on Morton’s Toe in her writings on Myofascial Pain Syndrome–an extremely painful muscular condition that occurs all over and is closely related to Fibromyalgia.  Schuler extends this logic to include painful arthritic conditions, such as that found in the neck.

    Dr. Schuler, graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice ever since. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty-five year professional career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and various podiatric journals and publications. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, First in Women, and other publications. Dr. Schuler has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management. His professional and civic accomplishments have earned his inclusion in the 1999-2002 Who’s Who in America (Marquis).

    Can Hammertoe Surgery be Avoided asks Panama City Podiatrist

    This article was publishes this year around the country

    Hammertoes occur when toe tendons have tightened on the top, causing them to appear angular and disfigured.  Mayo Clinic describes a hammertoe as a toe that is curled due to a bend in the middle joint.  On the Mayo Clinic website, the cause of hammertoe is attributed to poorly fitting shoes–such as ones that are tight in the toe box or high heels. When your toe is forced to the front of your shoe, the result is an unnatural bending of your toe and a hammer-like or claw-like appearance (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hammertoe-and-mallet-toe/DS00480).

    But are properly fitting, comfortable shoes surefire prevention against hammertoes?  Not necessarily.  While the Mayo Clinic lists bad shoe wear as a cause of hammer toes, other sources suggest that it can be caused by a longer second toe (also known as Morton’s Toe).

    In Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot, Dr. Burton S. Schuler, who graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of 24, and has seen his fair share of Morton’s Toes (http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/mortons-toe/hammer/.)  Schuler advances the idea that Morton’s Toe can be the cause of hammertoes (and corns, which are due to the rubbing of the top of the toes on the shoes). Hammertoes are related to Morton’s Toe since the foot undergoes abnormal pronation and pressure becomes unevenly distributed throughout the toes and foot when the second toe is longer.

    If you have Morton’s Toe, one way to avoid developing hammer toes is if you place a toe pad under your first toe.  If the hammertoe is too advanced, surgery may be necessary.  According to Schuler, surgery chosen is decided by whether we are dealing with a flexible or rigid hammer toes. If the surgery is on a flexible hammer toe, it is performed on soft tissue structures like the tendon and or capsule of the flexor hammer toe. Rigid hammer toes need bone surgeries into the joint of the toe to repair it. This bone surgery is called an arthroplasty.  (http://www.footcare4u.com/category/hammer-toes/).

    2003 data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that out of 300,000 hammertoe surgeries performed annually–over 50,000 patients are unsatisfied with the results (http://www.podiatrytoday.com/minimizing-risk-failed-hammertoe-surgery).  Thus, early diagnosis of Morton’s Toe can help prevent a later surgery that has a high chance of being unsatisfactory anyway.

    How to Eliminating Unnecessary Pain writes Fla. Podiatrist

    Here is a article I recently wrote about pain

    According to a recent article by the Times of India, scientists have found that a drug, Cymbalta, commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, can effectively reduce joint and muscle pain–such as Fibromyalgia (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Depression-drug-eases-joint-and-muscle-pain/articleshow/7087867.cms).

    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers studied female breast cancer patients, who were taking aromatase inhibitors- that block estrogen production- which fuel some breast cancers. About half of women taking these experience aches and pains in their joints and muscles that cannot be adequately relieved by over-the-counter painkillers. Up to 20 per cent of these women will stop taking an aromatase inhibitor because of this pain. But with the use of Cymbalta, 75% of patients studied reported a 30% decrease in pain.

    This is great news for women who are already enduring enough hardship due to their breast cancer diagnosis.  The ability to eliminate drug side effects should be a major concern for researchers.  There are also alternatives to treating joint and muscle pain that can be considered.  In Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot, podiatrist Dr. Burton S. Schuler calls attention to the negative consequences that an undiagnosed Morton’s Toe can cause for joint/ muscle and Fibromyalgia based pain (http://whyyoureallyhurt.com).

    Morton’s Toe is a longer second toe and it can have serious consequences for joint and muscle pain throughout the body.  The theory that links a longer second toe to joint and muscle pain is based on research by Dr. Dudley J. Morton, who researched and lectured on many foot problems and first addressed problems caused by longer second toe in 1927 (http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/mortons-toe/dr-dudley-j-morton/).  According to Morton, and  Dr. Schuler who draws heavily from Morton’s research,  widespread muscle and joint pain can be triggered by a longer second toe.  When a toe does not hit the ground and roll properly, stress on other parts of the foot can cause a more generalized experience of muscle and joint pain. Placing a toe pad (or quarter, if necessary) under he first toe helps correct this stress.

    Since a longer second toe is rather common, a patient can go years without thinking that this condition will have any larger medical consequences for them.  Later, when patients–such as the women in the breast cancer study–have to take other medications that can possibly cause further pain, then the ability to eliminate any unnecessary pain becomes a paramount concern for health care providers.  Doctors Morton and Schuler suggest that eliminating obvious problems, like the negative impact of a longer second toe, can help anyone suffering from pain.

    About the Author:  Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot specialist, podiatrist  of Panama City, Fl and the director of the Ambulatory Foot Clinics Podiatric Pain Management Center  and is a leading authority on the Morton’s Toe,  Long Second Toe and it associated problems. He is the author of the newly published book about The Morton’s Toe, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot. The book is published by the La Luz Press, Inc and is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group.  Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offer the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. It literally can be the “medical missing link”

    Dr. Schuler, graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice ever since. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty-five year professional career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and various podiatric journals and publications. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, First in Women, and other publications. Dr. Schuler has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management. His professional and civic accomplishments have earned his inclusion in the 1999-2002 Who’s Who in America (Marquis).

    Are Yoga Toes a Stretch, asks Morton’s Toe Expert ?

    Here a item about Yoga  that I wrote, that   ran nationaly

    The ancient physical practice of Yoga, which originated in India, has become more and more popular as Americans seek a workout that includes the body and mind, and is a welcome reprieve from the gym. This expanding interest in all things yogic has spawned an industry constituted by clothing, props and related products. One of these products is Yoga Toes, which are rubber prostheses that separate and stretch the toes, similar to what is used during pedicures (http://www.yogapro.com/products/YogaToes.html).

    In many yoga classes, students are encouraged to practice stretching their toes wide, with the eventual goal of returning to the bare feet of our childhood years–hence the name “Yoga Toes.” Yoga Toes are marketed as a treatment for painful and disfigured feet, and the website lists their many benefits (http://www.yogapro.com/products/YogaToes.html): spreading, stretching and exercising toes; correcting and realigning foot structure; strengthening and stretching foot muscles; improving circulation and appearance; and balancing the entire body and stimulating and improving posture.

    If you are using Yoga Toes for any lengthy period of time, and you notice your toes may be stretching and strengthening, then you may also notice that your second toe is longer than the first toe (also known as “Morton’s Toe”). And if this is the case, this could be some of the cause of your foot and leg discomfort. Products like Yoga Toes and practicing yoga with bare feet can certainly help alleviate toe, foot and bodily pain. But you may still suffer inexplicable pain, and this can be treated by placing a toe pad under your first toe. This pad helps redistribute the weight proportionally across the foot, thus relieving the stress that can be caused by abnormal pronation from a longer second toe (http://whyyoureallyhurt.com/mortons-toe/pronation/).

    Products such as Yoga Toes may not be a stretch for helping alleviate pain and discomfort, but a simple toe pad under the first toe can be worn throughout your busy day and it addresses the fundamental cause of much foot pain.

    In the 1920’s and 1930”s Dr. Dudley J. Morton of Yale Medical School and Columbia Medical School wrote that a problem with the 1st metatarsal bone, known as a Morton’s Toe could be the reason for most foot problems. Dr. Janet Travel, White House physician to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at George Washington University took this concept further by writing and teaching that the Morton’s Toe could cause pain all over your body. She wrote and taught for four decades that a “Morton’s Toe could cause, back, hip, knee, leg foot and ankles problems. In the new book, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot  Dr. Burton S. Schuler, also shows how it can also cause arthritis, fibromyalgia, sleep disturbances, and TMJ. The good news is that all of these problems can be treated with a simple pad that costs about two to three dollars. .

    About the Author: Dr. Burton S. Schuler is a leading authority on the Morton’s Toe and it associated problems. He is the author of the newly published book about The Morton’s Toe, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot. The book published by the La Luz Press, Inc.,   is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. This book is important because it offer the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. It literally can be the “medical missing link” . He graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice ever since. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet:

    Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Army wasting millions on March fractures

    Dr. Dudley Morton 1935 book The Human Foot

    Dr. Dudley Morton 1935 book The Human Foot

    Dr. Burton S. Schuler, a foot doctor, foot specialist (Podiatrist), who specializes of Panama City Fl, believes that the U.S. military is missing the boat when it comes to a common foot problem known as a march fracture. Dr. Schuler is a leading expert on the medical condition known as the Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe) . He is the author of the new book about the Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe), Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot. He feels that the Morton’s Toe is the real reason for thousand of cases of March Fracture a year in that the military is missing. In fact, Schuler feel that the Morton’s Toe, (Long Second Toe) is one of the most overlooked reasons why people suffer everyday with pains all over their body.

    What is a March Fracture or Stress fracture

    A March Fracture is a spontaneous breaking of a bone, caused by excessive abnormal stress applied to that bone. The second metatarsal bone is most common bone this fracture takes place at. Normally the patient will first have some pain over the top of the foot, with or without swelling. An x-ray may even appear normal.

    In the military, these fractures are known as “March Fractures”. When a service man goes on marches, some of them end up with fractures of their second or third metatarsal bones for no apparent reason.

    In the civilian world, a stress fracture is the same thing as the march fracture except it is caused by day-in day-out stress applied upon the metatarsal bone and not by marching. I have found that dancing, jogging and golfing many times will cause it.

    How a Morton’s Toe, causes March Fractures

    A Morton’s Toe, (Long Second Toe) means having either had a short or hypermobile first metatarsal bone. If you have a either of these problems, the poor lesser metatarsal bone, especially the second, has a lot more stress and strain put on it than the normal foot would have because the first metatarsal bone is not working right. Imagine you have a Morton’s Toe, and you are constantly going on long marches with a 60 pound pack on your back. Soon or later there is a good chance that the poor unfortunate second metatarsal bone would break from the constant stress put upon it.

    Dr. Schuler says

    “After 35 years of treating these problems as a foot doctor, I absolutely believe that military men/women, who get March fractures, also have a Morton’s Toe, (Long Second Toe) the vast majority of time.”

    “I would bet anything that if the x-rays were re-examined of the men, who got a March fracture it would show that the majority of them also had a Morton’s Toe. It would be of great benefit to our armed forces for the military doctors to consider this relationship between the first metatarsal bone and march fracture, and treat it before it happens”

    Schuler goes on to say

    If they did, two things would occur:

    1. the number of march fractures would drop markedly and

    2. all of the thousands and thousands of cases of various foot, back, leg, neck, and hip problems associated with the Morton’s Toe would also decrease, saving our country millions of dollars spent in treating members of our armed forces”

    Finally Dr. Schuler says

    “I can prove it. Does every GI, airmen, seamen or marine get a march fracture after going on repeated 60 miles hikes with full gear”?

    OF COURSE NOT !!

    Then why do some do? The answer is because they either have had a short or hypermobile first metatarsal bone (Morton’s Toe,). It is that simple. The good news is these problems can be prevented with a simple pad inside the shoe, first written about in 1927

    More About The Morton’s Toe, and Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot

    In the 1920’s and 1930″s Dr. Dudley J. Morton of Yale Medical School and Columbia Medical School wrote that a problem with the 1st metatarsal bone, known as a Morton’s Toe could be the reason for most foot problems. Dr. Janet Travel, White House physician to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at George Washington University took this concept further by writing and teaching that the Morton’s Toe could cause pain all over your body. She wrote and taught for four decades that a Morton’s Toe could cause back, hip, knee, leg foot and ankles problems. She felt that the Morton’s Toe, was so important that at the age of 89 she made a video tape to teach other physicians about how to recognize it and how to treat it.

    Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot tells the story of these two famous physicians and their association with the common, but painful, medical condition known as the Morton’s Toe. Millions of people suffer everyday with chronic aches and pains from head to toe and don’t know why. Many of them have lost all hope, and believe they will have to live with these pains for the rest of their lives. The book is significant because for the first time in seventy years the public is made aware of the importance of the Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe) , and the fact that could be the real unidentified reason (the “medical missing link”) for their unending torments. This book will also show how Morton’s Toe can also cause fibromyalgia, arthritis, sleep disturbances (RLS), temporomandibular joint pain, and numerous other problems through out the body The good news is that all of these problems can be treated with a simple pad that costs about two to three dollars. The bad news is that in spite of the fact that two of the most famous doctors of the twentieth century were behind the Morton’s Toe, most modern day physicians are not aware of Morton’s Toe or of it ability of causing pain all over the body. This book took six years to research and write, but Dr. Schuler feels it was worth it because it should be able to help many people get out of pain. The book is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group. It will be translated to Greek this Year.

    About the Author: Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot specialist, podiatrist of Panama City, Fl and the director of the Ambulatory Foot Clinics Podiatric Pain Management Center and is a leading authority on the Morton’s Toe, Long Second Toe and it associated problems. He is the author of the newly published book about The Morton’s Toe, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot The book is published by the La Luz Press, Inc and is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group. Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offer the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. It literally can be the “medical missing link”

    Dr. Schuler, graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice ever since. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty-five year professional career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and various podiatric journals and publications. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, First in Women, and other publications. Dr. Schuler has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management. His professional and civic accomplishments have earned his inclusion in the 1999-2002 Who’s Who in America (Marquis).

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    Florida Foot Doctor explains how Morton’s Toe causes knee pain

    A  foot doctor, who specializes in a foot care,   foot specialist (Podiatrist), of Panama City Fl, Dr. Burton S. Schuler is a leading expert on the medical condition known as the Morton’s Toe. He is the author of the new book about the Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe), Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot. He feels that knee pain is often caused by the Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe). Schulers  feel that the Morton’s Toe, (Long Second Toe) is among the most overlooked reasons for why one gets pain in and around the knee joint., because it causes  one to need advanded foot care

    Dr. Schuler says:

    “Knee pain is a form of arthritis that is often caused by a Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe) Over a period of years, due to pronation, a Morton’s Toe (Long Second Toe) can cause many abnormal strains to the knee joint, resulting in many painful problems. This wear and tear inside the knee joint causes a breakdown of the joint cartilage to occur, but it can all start from improper foot care ”.

    Dr. Schuler further states:
    “Knee pains can also be caused by the irritation of the muscles around the knee. It is well established that Morton’s Toe can be an underlying cause for these painful muscle problem by causing a condition known as Myofascial Pain Syndrome. In this condition, any muscle in the body, including the ones around the knee, can be aggravated and become very painful. Exactly the Gluteus Minimus and the Vastus Medialis muscles are responsible for this problem around the knee. The good news most of these knee problems, can be treated easily with a simple toe pad”

    The Ambulatory Foot Clinic – Podiatric Pain Management Center

    For over 29 years the The Ambulatory Foot Clinic, of Panama City Fl, office of Dr. Burton S. Schuler, has helped thousands of people with foot problems. Living with foot pain is not unusual, but it is unnecessary. Dr. Burton S. Schuler, techniques are based on treating the underlying reasons for your discomforts, he can give you relief from burning, aching or painful foot problems normally without costly surgery. Come visit the office, and learn more about the pain-reducing methods we can use to help you get back on your feet.

    WHY WE ARE UNIQUE

    Ambulatory Foot Clinic, Panama City, FlWe are proud to be the first podiatry office/clinic in the southern part of the United States to be accredited by the American Academy Of Pain Management; as a pain program for the treatment of painful conditions of the feet. This means we have met a national standard of quality in all aspects of this office/clinic which is directed toward the preventing and alleviating of human suffering.

    OUR PHILOSOPHY

    Dr. Schuler is a foot specialist who believes that foot surgery is not a “cure all” for all types of podiatric problems. That is why his motto for many years has been “Foot Surgery Should Be A Last Resort, Not First Aid.” Dr. Schuler will personally discuss with you all types of treatments and therapies available to treat your problem.

    WE UNDERSTAND

    You may be hurting or having some problem with your feet that you are concerned about. We also understand that you may be nervous or apprehensive. You have our total commitment that we will use all of our skills and over 38 years of experience to relieve your problem as simply, quickly and pain free as possible; in order to increase the quality of your life. Of course you will receive our personal attention, caring and interest. These commitments have been the hallmark of our office. Consistent with this commitment, this office has adopted THE CODE OF ETHICS and THE PATIENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS endorsed by the American Academy of Pain Management in order to contribute to more effective patient care. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to treat your foot problem.

    Here is a video about Dr. Burton S. Schuler latest book Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot. 

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    More about Dr. Burton S. Schuler: 

    About the Author:  Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot care specialist, podiatrist  of Panama City, Panama City  Beach  Fl ,  is a 1975 graduated   of  the New York College of Podiatric Medicine , and has been in private practice for over 38 years. He is an authority on the human foot and has written two books and hundreds of articles about the foot published in numerous podiatric journals  publications and at www.FootCare4U.com. He is this country’s leading authority on the Morton’s Toe, ((Long Second Toe) and its associated medical and health problems and on the life of Dr. Dudley  J. Morton,  

     His, first book about the Morton’s Toe,   Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot published in 2009 is the leading authority on the Morton’s Toe. and presently has over  7,000 copies in print, and sold has thousands of   eBook copies  ( Kindle) on Amazon. The book is published by the La Luz Press, Inc and is disturbed nationally by the Cardinal Publishing Group. Dr. Schuler’s next book about the Morton’s Toe, called the Morton’s Toe Book will be published in 2014 also by the La Luz Press.

    In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty eight year  career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and  has been interviewed by The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and First in Women. Dr. Schuler has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of both the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management.  He  has been a professional member of the American Diabetic Association for about 35 years. . His professional  and civic accomplishments have earned  his inclusion in  the 1999-2002  Who’s  Who in America  (Marquis)