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Study: Podiatry care decreases lower limb amputation
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The growth of diabetes worldwide is alarming. The World Health Organization expects the number of new diabetes cases to double in the next 25 years from 135 million to nearly 300 million. Much of this growth will occur in developing countries where aging, unhealthy diets, obesity and sedentary lifestyles will contribute to the onset of the disease. Thomson Reuters' MarketScan Research Databases recently conducted a study to examine whether outcomes of care (amputation and hospitalization) differ between patients with diabetes who received care from podiatrists and those who did not. More



Orthotic intervention for metatarsalgia relief
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Multiple pathologies of mechanical origin that produce pain occur in the vicinity of the metatarsal heads, and these are lumped into a general category called metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia is defined as pain from the area of five different metatarsal heads, five different metatarsophalangeal joints, and a variety of soft-issue structures in between. It usually occurs plantarly. Although commonly thought of as a symptom secondary to a more specific pathology, metatarsalgia is frequently categorized as both a symptom and a diagnosis. More

When a patient presents with collapsing pes planovalgus
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The patient is a 58-year-old male who presents complaining of significant pain along the medial ankle and medial arch of his left foot. The patient states that he has noticed his arch collapsing "over the last couple of years" but that it has only become painful over the last four to six months. The patient says he feels better with shoes that have high arches in them and relates that another podiatrist previously saw him and fitted him for orthotics. More



The affect of plantar fasciitis on athletes
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Affecting as many as two million people in the United States every year, plantar fasciitis is a painful swelling and irritation of the thick connective tissue on the bottom of the feet, usually felt in the heel, and worse in the morning when first getting out of bed, that may become degenerative. More

Easing high heel pain
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VideoBriefStrappy, sling back, stiletto, pointy, and platform are all popular shapes that sometimes make it hard for the shoe obsessed to forgive the "lows" of wearing high heels. Consumer Reports recruited real-life high heel wearing women and sent them to the streets to test out four drug store insoles that cost less than $13.00 a pair. More

Current insights on treating second MPJ dysfunction
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The subtle subluxation of the lesser metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is a chronic, slowly progressive, inflammatory condition referred to as predislocation syndrome. When it comes to this chronic pain in the plantar forefoot, physicians commonly misdiagnose it as a neuroma, stress fracture or tendonitis, among other things. Patients often describe the pain as a dull, aching sensation beneath the base of the second digit, just distal to the metatarsal head. More



New drug being developed for treating chronic diabetes and burn wounds
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A new cheap ointment drug has been developed to help fight against chronic diabetes and wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and burns. The nanometer-sized treatment was created by scientists from Harvard Medical School, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and others in the U.S. and Japan. More

The plantar fascia's vital importance explained by podiatrist
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Did you know that your feet contain 25 percent of your body's bones, so when they become misaligned it can affect your entire body? Feet are an important part of our body because they are our foundation. Thus, damage to our feet can reduce our quality of life and our daily activities. Foot problems can cause knee, hip or low-back, shoulder, neck and even headache and stomachache problems. Emotional stress can also be a result of these problems; these may be in the form of adrenal stress, blood sugar, fatigue and a lot more. Our feet are of vital importance. More



Educating patients on excessive wear of Skechers Shape-Ups
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Dr. Jenny Sanders writes in her blog regarding a popular Skechers shoe, "Another patient came in today with hip pain, heel pain and metatarsalgia secondary to excessively worn Skechers Shape-Ups. These shoes are everywhere (podiatry conferences included) and many patients have jumped on this 'lose weight and tone while you walk' bandwagon. Unfortunately, what patients do not realize is that when these shoes wear out - and they wear out fast - significant lower extremity problems can arise." More

Your doctor could soon be reading your X-rays on an iPad
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On Feb. 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had approved the first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices. The app is called Mobile MIM, created by Cleveland-based MIM Software, and it's part of a wave of mobile applications aimed at making life easier for doctors and nurses by delivering more timely information virtually anywhere on any device. And the image quality is extraordinary. More
 
 
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