June 21st, 2019 — According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, healthcare workers are seven times more likely to incur a musculoskeletal injury than the average worker. Often required to physically transfer patients, quickly respond to emergencies, and work long hours standing on their feet, mild-to-severe foot injuries are unfortunately all too common.

It was for this reason that Eric Beights, DPM, was invited to Jersey Shore University Medical Center to speak about frequently occurring foot injuries amongst healthcare workers. As part of a continuing education series, Dr. Beights educated attendees on causes, prevention, and treatment of various foot and ankle conditions.

In the clip below, he briefly discusses the recent achilles injury of NBA athlete Kevin Durant, as well as the prevention and treatment of achilles tendonosis / tendinitis. Click play to watch this very informative clip from Dr. Beights.

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Eric Beights, DPM, earned his doctoral degree at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was a research fellow at the renowned Gait Study Center, focusing on congenital and neurologic gait deformities and associated functional bracing techniques. His areas of expertise include Sports Medicine, Non-Surgical techniques, Minimally-Invasive Bunion Correction, Arthroscopy, Plastic Surgery, Cartilage Transplantation, and General Foot Care. Click here to learn more about Dr. Beights.