K.G. Gauntt, D.P.M.
Foot Notes
(503) 648-1713
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Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Walking
Many of us like and need to keep active.  Whether it's a walk around the block or running a 5k, people love to be outside this time of year.  Avoid overuse and other injuries when staying active by listening to your body.
How do you know the difference between foot and ankle pain from an injury, and soreness from a workout?  
It's simple - just look for these clues:


1. Keep an eye on the injured foot or ankle.  Serious injuries will be visible, so look for signs of swelling, inflammation, or bruising.
2.  Use the pain scale. Think of a scale between one and ten. If your pain jumps to a nine or ten with activity, such as putting weight on the affected foot, that’s a good indicator you’re injured.

3.  Categorize your pain. Pain from an injury is unmistakable. If you experience sharp or stabbing pain, burning, tingling, or numbness, you need to make an appointment with a podiatrist.
4.  Persistent pain. If you experience the same amount of pain on day three as day one, you likely have an injury and need to see a podiatrist right away. The same goes for nagging pain. If the pain is mostly resolved but two weeks later you’re still not 100 percent, it’s time to make an appointment. 
                                                                                                          Adapted from APMA

Recipe Corner
Nutella Thumbprints - My kids will eat anything if you put Nutella on it.  These are fantastic, better make a double batch!

Makes about 2 dozen cookies
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts (we call them filberts around here!)
3/4 cup Nutella spread
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy,scraping bowl when needed. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and salt. Add flour until just combined. Cover and chill for about 1 hour.
Preheat your oven 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Shape the dough into 1-inch round balls. Roll the balls in the chopped hazelnuts. Place the balls about 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Press your thumb into the center of each ball.
Bake  10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. If the center puffs during baking, repress it with a spoon. Cool.  In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the Nutella for about 20 seconds to make it thinner and easier to fill the cookies. Fill the center of your cookies with the Nutella. Pack and store in an air-tight container. 

The great Oregon weather is upon us. Time to get out and enjoy it!
Check out these two great local parks and get that walking in!

Tualatin Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Sherwood Oregon
Jackson Bottom Wetlands, Hillsboro Oregon

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