Welcome to our office web site. Our office is known for our warm and friendly environment which will make your visits pleasant, enjoyable and relaxing. Whether you have a sports injury, are suffering from heel spurs, tendonitis, ankle sprains, ingrowing toenails, blisters, broken bones or if you are bringing in your child or grandparent we maintain the highest professional standards in our specialty.
Being healthy and active is the key to happiness at any age. When you suffer foot, ankle or leg pain that limits your exercise regimen it can affect your mental state and everything else important to you. We provide an carefully crafted individualized treatment plan that will put you back on track to resuming your normal activities.
At our office, we offer comprehensive care. Podiatric Medical care specializes in diseases and injuries involving bones, joints, muscles and tendons of the foot and ankle. We focus on not only treatment, but also on prevention and rehabilitation. We will review your unique needs and formulate our treatment plan taking these needs into account.
We are experienced in treating people of all ages. We see patients from infants to the elderly. You will be treated like a member of our family.
Dr. Pribut is well known for his expertise in podiatric sports medicine and biomechanics. He is an experienced marathon runner and over the years he has competed and participated in events between 200 meters and the marathon. Dr. Pribut serves on the advisory board of Runner's World Magazine. Dr. Pribut treats athletes in many sports from dance, ultimate frisbee, and running to hockey, soccer, cricket, ice skating and triathletes. He also sees pariticipants in football, baseball, golf, roller blading, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering and other sports too numerous to list. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical School. Dr. Pribut has been in private practice in Washington, D.C. since 1980.
An active local and national leader, Dr. Pribut is a past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine ( AAPSM) and previously served the AAPSM in a variety of officer positions and served on the AAPSM executive board. He served as Chair of the AAPSM's Shoe Committee for five years and also served on a number of other committees. He served as President of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association for 4 years and prior to that served as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, and sat on the Executive Board. He has also been active in computer sciences since the early 1980's. His work with computers include a variety of languages from the AI languages Lisp and Prolog to Pascal, Perl, Java, C, C++, C#, and PHP. He has been involved in the use of the Internet as a communications medium since 1994. His sports medicine web site has been a useful resource for several million visitors since 1995.
Tips For Safe Summer Running
1. Wear socks made of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away from your skin to help prevent blisters and athlete’s foot. For long distance running and long duration exercise, cotton is rotten.
2. Fit your running shoes or other sports shoes with the type of sock you intend to wear them with. Get fit each time you buy new shoes.
3. Don’t wear sandals when playing sports! Shoes (or barefoot where appropriate and safe) is a better bet. Barefoot beach volleyball, beach or groomed, safe, outdoor surface Frisbee, and running is just fine for many people. In general though, be careful when running or walking barefoot outside. Cuts and bee stings are not fun for your feet.
4. Build up to your longer distance training slowly. Consider running your long distance runs earlier than usual to avoid midday heat and pollution.
6. Break in new sport shoes before racing or using them for a long run or workout.
7. Use sunscreen to prevent solar injury to your skin. UVA and UVB protection are important. Don't forget your feet at the beach. Try to avoid mid-day exposure between the hours of 10am-2pm. Protect your eyes with UV safe glasses.
8. Don't forget to replace your fluids on long runs, but avoid overhydration on events over 4 hours.
9. Do wear sport specific running shoes. Running shoes do not have the lateral support needed for tennis. Help yourself avoid ankle sprains and other injuries and do fit your running shoes or other sports shoes with the type of sock you intend to wear them with. Do replace your running shoes often. Replace them at least every 350 - 450 miles run.
10. Be careful running in low light conditions both because of road traffic, uneven pavement and also be aware of increased balance problems.
See Dr. Pribut On Running in The Heat for more information.
About Dr. Pribut: Dr. Pribut is a member of the Advisory Board of Runner's World magazine. He is a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). He served as chair of the AAPSM Athletic Shoe Committee for 5 years and has served on the Education Committee, the Research Committee, the Public Relations Committee and the Annual Meeting Committee. He is a co-Editor of the current AAPSM Student's Manual. Dr. Pribut is a past president of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association, serving in that post for 4 years. Dr. Pribut is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center. Additional Information on the About Page
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