Podiatry Today

Injecting Some Sense Into The Dogma On Aspiration And Nerve Blocks

June 12, 2015

Paldog Rinpoche must have bonded with me in my short time during my visit to his palace a few weeks ago in Tibet as I received a scroll from him on my doorstep this morning. The Paldog does not send texts or emails

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Current Insights On Household Reservoirs Of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

June 11, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in healthcare settings has had extensive study. 1 Institutions have established numerous policies and procedures to decrease transmission and resulting healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) infections. 2 In contrast, little research has examined transmission and the reservoirs of MRSA in the community that serve as sources of community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) infections

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Are Your CrossFit Patients Wearing Proper Weightlifting Shoes?

June 9, 2015

CrossFit is a fitness phenomenon that has taken the athletic community by storm. It is a regimen of constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensities within a communal environment.

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Addressing Longtime ‘Big Toe Pain’ In A Younger, Active Patient

June 5, 2015

I recently heard from a 27-year-old active male, who noted big toe pain in his left foot for the last seven to eight years. Exercise seems to exacerbate the pain and it calms down when he rests the foot.

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Is Your Custom Orthosis Really Custom?

June 4, 2015

When you prescribe a custom foot orthosis, do you always know what you are getting from your lab? Not long ago it was clear that if you ordered a custom orthosis, you were getting a truly custom orthosis.

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Heel Pain Season: What’s Your Strategy?

June 2, 2015

I do not know if this is the case everywhere in the country, but in Chicagoland, late spring is heel pain season. People have been cooped up in their homes waiting for the seemingly endless winter to break and when it does, people rush to get outdoors and start walking, exercising, playing golf, etc

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The ‘Art’ Of Convincing Patients To Stay Off An Injured Foot

May 29, 2015

One of the most frustrating aspects of treating foot disorders, especially those that result from overuse, is getting patients to stay off their foot.

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Expert Insights On Therapies For Plantar Fat Pad Atrophy

May 28, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 6 – June 2015 Author(s):  Joseph Vella, DPM, and Stephen Schleicher, MD Given the potential of plantar fat pad atrophy to cause significant pain and adverse effects on function, particularly in patients with diabetes, these authors discuss keys to making an accurate diagnosis and outline current treatment options. Section:  Online Exclusive

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Treating Foot Compartment Syndrome Secondary To Metatarsal Fractures

May 28, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 6 – June 2015 Author(s):  Justin Hooker, DPM, and William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS These authors detail the diagnosis and surgical treatment of foot compartment syndrome in a 31-year-old patient, who presented with multiple and comminuted metatarsal fractures after a motor vehicle accident. A 31-year-old female with no significant past medical history reported to the Maricopa County Medical Center after incurring injuries as a restrained passenger in a motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment.

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When Do You Prescribe A Gauntlet AFO Versus A Hinged AFO?

May 28, 2015

Colleagues often ask me what criteria I use when recommending a custom hinged ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) versus a custom gauntlet AFO device.

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