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Ankle instability treatment focuses on postural control
Lower Extremity Review
Interventions to improve postural control in patients with functional ankle instability include strength training, balance training, taping, bracing, and foot orthoses, but further research is needed to determine which therapeutic approaches work best in which patients.
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Diabetic neuropathy and feet are destined to meet
Newswire
For sufferers of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus, it is not only diabetes alone that is their problem, though the relentless and painful diabetes symptoms . For the diabetes sufferers experiencing peripheral neuropathy, contending with heel pain and foot pain became the decisive warning signal for help.
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Doctors push back against health IT's workflow demands
InformationWeek
There's a powerful force working against the spread of health IT: physician anger, as doctors resist adopting workflows that can feel to them more like manufacturing than traditional treatment.
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Emerging insights on fixation for Austin/Chevron bunionectomies
Podiatry Today
The Austin/Chevron bunionectomy for the distal first metatarsal has long been a popular and stable procedure for the treatment of mild to moderate hallux valgus since Gill and colleagues first described it in 1976. In the 1980s, Austin popularized the bunionectomy, which became the desired procedure for the treatment of mild to moderate hallux valgus deformities.
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An organization that works for YOU
ACFAOM
The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) is dedicated to the professional success of every one of its members. Membership in ACFAOM will enhance your professional stature, increase your clinical capabilities, and grow your practice. In addition to providing valuable resources, ACFAOM vigorously promotes the importance of biomechanics and medicine to the schools and residency programs, and the profession at large as an affiliated specialty organization within the APMA, so that the foundation upon which everything we do as podiatrists remains the primary focus of our profession.

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5 etiquette tips for physicians and medical staff
Physicians Practice
When dealing with declining reimbursement, increasing overhead, healthcare reform, meaningful use, the list goes on and on, it's easy to let the small stuff slide - like your manners. Don't. Proper etiquette may be the difference between a highly satisfied patient and a disgruntled, lawsuit-prone nightmare.

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Could efinaconazole 10 percent have an impact for onychomycosis?
Podiatry Today
Can an emerging topical hold promise for onychomycosis? This author takes a closer look in this case study of a 24-year-old patient with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis.

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Patient education improved satisfaction after surgery for ankle fracture
Orthopedics Today
Educational handouts improved early satisfaction in patients who underwent surgery for ankle fractures, according to this study from Canadian researchers. The researchers analyzed 40 patients who had operative treatment for ankle fractures and were randomized to either an enhanced information group that received handouts with information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons covering postoperative ankle fracture treatment and a pamphlet outlining standard physiotherapy at the institution or a standard group that did not receive the handouts.
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High-heel sneakers wedge their way onto kids feet - but should they?
Today.com
Children's sneakers are generally reserved for recess shenanigans, scooter races and well, comfort. But now, new styles come with a hidden wedge heel, giving little ones a lift similar to the designs popular with fashion-savvy adults, according to Footwear News.
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Is conservative care the best approach for plantar fibromatosis?
Podiatry Today
Plantar fibromatosis is a benign, locally invasive soft tissue tumor characterized by fibroblast proliferation within the plantar fascia. The vast majority of plantar fibromas are asymptomatic and require no treatment other than to reassure the patient as to the benign nature of the affliction.
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Has mobile health monitoring hit a wall?
American Medical News
The number of technical tools available to help patients live healthy lifestyles or control chronic health conditions has grown considerably during the past few years. But the percentage of patients who use some form of technology, such as mobile apps, to track health indicators has remained virtually unchanged for three years.
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Do the biomechanical properties of the ankle-foot complex influence postural control for people with Type 2 diabetes?
Clinical Biomechanics via ScienceDirect
The ankle–foot complex plays an important role in the mechanics of postural control. The objectives of this study were to compare the biomechanical properties of the ankle–foot complex of people with diabetes who had or did not have peripheral neuropathy with those healthy individuals; and to examine its correlation with postural control.
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