Podiatry Today

Modifying Shoes And Orthoses For Severe Lateral Ankle Instability

September 26, 2014

These pictures show the feet, shoe and orthoses of a longtime patient of mine. He is a 77-year-old who has severe bilateral cavus feet.

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When Living With Foot And Ankle Pain Is Preferable To Surgery

September 25, 2014

It is always a frustrating situation when a patient presents to your office with foot pain and you know right away there is not an easy solution and the likelihood of getting the patient pain-free is slim. There are certain conditions of the foot that we all dread to manage.

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Can High-Load Strength Training Help Treat Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis?

September 24, 2014

Plantar fasciitis accounts for up to 10 percent of running injuries. 1 A recent study by Rathleff and colleagues found that similar to tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis also responds favorably to high-load strength training. 2 read more

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When To Use Skin Grafts And What Type To Use

September 19, 2014

Skin grafting use has exploded, especially when it comes to the new products available. However, with so many products available, it is difficult to know which one to use and when. Sometimes, the question isn’t necessarily if one can use a graft for a wound can receive a graft but rather, should one use a graft for the wound

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When To Be Suspicious Of Infective Endocarditis

September 18, 2014

Recently, I performed an incision and drainage on a patient with gas gangrene.

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Keys To Preventing Tree Stand Injuries In Hunters

September 16, 2014

As fall approaches, so does hunting season.

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Taking The Time To Review X-Rays With Patients

September 11, 2014

I am sure most of you reading this are guilty of seeing a patient under time constraints and walking in and out quickly to keep the “flow” of the office going.

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How Asking Why You Do What You Do Can Improve Your Practice

September 10, 2014

Why do you do what you do? I am not asking you how you do it or what you do, but why you do it. This is a critical question to ask and answer for yourself and your patients.

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Improving The Treatment Of MRSA With New Antibiotics And Antiseptics

September 8, 2014

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a problem that all of us confront in practice. Recently, several new antibiotics and antiseptics have become available, making the treatment of MRSA infection more convenient for the patient, more convenient for the podiatric physician, and less costly as these agents allow outpatient treatment of MRSA infections. read more

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Are You Really Listening To Your Staff?

September 5, 2014

Truth … I enjoy my work. Part of that is because it offers the opportunity to meet and speak with hundreds of doctors and staff who are fresh out of school, decades in practice and everywhere in between

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