Each human foot contains 26 bones, 300 joints, 125,000 sweat glands and more than 100 ligaments—and we care about every, single one of them. So when Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, an orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted “Be Good to Your Feet Month” to inspire injury prevention, we had to learn more.
Throughout the month of October, Dr. Grossfeld has offered educational information and preventative tips for those who suffer from common foot ailments, working to reduce patients’ everyday pain.
From blisters and bunions to osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis, Dr. Grossfeld has seen it all—and she wants to make a tangible difference in the quality of her patients’ lives.
But for Dr. Grossfeld and her patients, the month of October only represents a small piece of a bigger mission. Year round, the Board Certified Surgeon works to spread her excitement for orthopedic medicine through pre-med internship opportunities, professional mentoring, and a program at nearby Louisville University that helps college students enter medical school. Her passion always shines through.
“It’s so important to pass on the profession to others,” Dr. Grossfeld began. “I want to show students what doctors do on the other side, whether it’s a diagnosis, surgery or simply keeping records. I really see myself as a teacher and a mentor.”
While encouraging these doctors-to-be, Dr. Grossfeld makes sure to treat her staff with the very same respect. So, as part of her special focus on foot care, Dr. Grossfeld provided her entire team at Louisville Orthopaedic Specialists with “some of the most comfortable footwear available”—Dansko shoes! The self-proclaimed Dansko fanatic and owner of 35 pairs led her team through the ultimate Dansko shopping spree, gifting all-day comfort and support to her hard-working staff.
“Dansko shoes are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn,” Dr. Grossfield concluded. “I sometimes stand for three hours in one place during surgery and my feet are never an issue.”
From our performance-rich XP collection to our active-inspired Santa Fe collection, we strive to keep all 26 bones and 300 joints healthy, each and every day of the week.
To learn more about Dr. Grossfeld’s passion for heathy feet, and to read tips from “Be Good to Your Feet Month,” visit LousivilleBones.com/Blog.