Dr. Pulapaka was the only podiatrist who is a member of AAPSM in Volusia County.

    Sports injuries impact the health and quality of life of millions of Americans. Regular exercise is vital to overall health and fitness. The foot, ankle and lower extremity are important health and overall health and well-being. Digital imaging provides us with instant answerers to our patients questions.

    Please visit this interesting article she published: Bone Cyst.

    Common Sports Condition
    •Chronic Compartment Syndrome
    •Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
    •Patellofemoral Dysfunction
    •Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
    •Tibial Fasciitis
    •Lateral Ankle Instability/Trauma

    Socks & Your Feet:
    by Douglas H. Richie, Jr., D.P.M.
    For the serious athlete, socks have become recognized as an essential component of footwear that can determine the difference between success or failure on the playing field. Unfortunately, for the sports medicine professional, the role of socks in preventing injury and in enhancing performance is misunderstood and often neglected in treatment protocols.
    Recreational and competitive athletes can receive state-of-the-art information on sock fiber technology and construction techniques from premium sporting goods vendors and technical publications peculiar to their sport. On the other hand, health care professionals receive no formal training on the topics of footwear or hosiery, yet, they are called upon regularly to give information to patients and the lay public in these unfamiliar subject areas. No wonder that physicians and podiatrists are often quoted in consumer magazines giving erroneous information about socks and footwear.
    It is refreshing to see the subject of "socks" included in this comprehensive program of topics relative to the field of podiatric sports medicine.

    Continue reading at, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, for the advance understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries.