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Posts for: September, 2015

By Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS
September 17, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

Fall Sports Safety Tips

School has started and so has fall sports.  Here are a few things you can do to help prevent injury

  1. Start the season off fresh with a new pair of shoes.  Shoes wear down and new shoes can help prevent injury.
  2. Have a pre-season physical.  Your doctor will be able to help make sure you are ready to play and give you tips on how to stay safe.
  3. The weather can be unpredictable in the fall so it is best to pay attention to the conditions around you.  Wet grass and slippery fields can lead to injuries.
  4. If there is any pain, don’t play through it.  It is best to have an injury checked out right away to help prevent any further damage.
  5. Warm up and cool down properly with stretches and light jogging.
  6. Play multiple positions and multiple sports to help avoid overuse injuries.
  7. Wear the right gear for the right sport and make sure it is the proper fit.  This includes shoes. Different shoes are required for different sports.
  8. Watch for unsafe playing surfaces.  Be careful to avoid divots, holes, and any debris.
  9. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

If your child is in sports and is injured it is best to see a doctor right away.  Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS can help with your foot or ankle injury and will help get you or your child healed so they can get back to playing the sport they love.  Contact  Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic today to schedule an appointment at 701-255-3338.


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By Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS
September 02, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

What is psoriasis and what causes it?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that is caused by a faster than normal turnover of skin cells.  Normally skin cells are replaced once a month.  The new skin cell rises to the surface while the old skin cell dies and falls off.  In a person with psoriasis the new skin cells are moving to the surface too rapidly.  The old, dead skin cell builds up on the surface in a dry, white patch.  The severity of Psoriasis can vary from person to person.  It also can affect multiple part of the body.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that often funs in families.  Those with AIDS or cancer seem to be most often affected, because of the weakened immune system.  Stress can also make psoriasis worse.


If you have dry white patches on your feet and you think it is psoriasis Contact Us at Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic today to request an appointment with Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS.

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