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As 2011 comes to a close, ACFAOM wishes its members, partners, and other friends in podiatric medicine a safe and happy holiday season. We trust that the Foot & Ankle Weekly, has become a friendly e-newsletter with current information you find interesting and useful. As we reflect on the past year we are providing readers of the Foot & Ankle Weekly another look at the most accessed articles in 2011. Our regular publication will resume next Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.


Do you inject the plantar fascia on the first visit for plantar heel pain?
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
April 5, 2011: Dr. Doug Richie of Podiatry Today writes, "Over the past 12 months, I have treated three patients who presented with an acute rupture of the plantar fascia. Two of these patients were serious long-distance runners who experienced a crippling 'pop' on the bottom of the foot during a run. The other patient tore his fascia pushing an automobile down the street. All three patients had experienced chronic heel pain for several months prior to their acute injury and none of them had ever received a corticosteroid injection." More

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Why orthotics are not the answer for plantar fasciitis
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May 31, 2011: There are approximately two million documented cases of plantar fasciitis per year in the United States. For most podiatrists, this is the most common foot pathology we see in our practices. The "sacred cow" in the podiatric community for plantar fasciitis has always been custom orthoses. More

Millions of women suffer from bunions and until now, the only way to cure them was through painful bone-crunching surgery
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Oct. 25, 2011: For many years the only cure for sufferers of bunions – red, bony bumps at the base of the big toe – was a brutal operation. Look away now, those with sensitive dispositions, as it involved cutting open and detaching the toe joint, sawing off parts of the foot bones, and then piecing it all back together. More

New surgery for foot troubles
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Jan. 11, 2011: The surgeon general says 30 minutes of daily exercise is key to keeping fit - if you're walking, that could add up to ten thousand steps every day. But millions of Americans have a foot problem that makes every step painful. Now, there's a new treatment that's helping sufferers get back on their feet. More



Key insights on wart treatment
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April 12, 2011: Warts are the most common viral infection of the skin and they are most often caused by human papillomavirus type. There are more than 120 different varieties of HPV and only certain varieties are the cause of warts. Certain virus types tend to infect specific anatomical areas such as the plantar surface of the foot. At least 50 percent of adults will be infected with verruca during their lifetime. Although the current prevalence of plantar warts in adults is unknown, plantar warts have been estimated to occur in 7 to 10 percent of adults. More

Fungus got your toes? Zap it
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March 1, 2011: A growing number of doctors are offering an expensive laser procedure they say zaps away a common fungus that causes ugly, discolored nails. Published data on laser treatment for nail fungus is scant, but early results suggest it is a reasonable option for people who don't want the side effects of oral medications. More

3 exercises to prevent plantar fasciitis in athletes
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Nov. 1, 2011: Plantar fasciitis is a serious medical condition that affects many athletes, including soccer or football players. Plantar fasciitis is a piece of tissue that is responsible for connecting the toes to the heel bone, and this fibrous tissue can become torn during physical activity. There are a lot of exercises that an athlete can do to prevent plantar fasciitis, which can also be used to rehabilitate the connective tissue once it is injured. More



Debunking the myth of specialized running shoes
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March 1, 2011: For three decades, running shoes have been constructed to fulfill two basic missions: cushion your foot's landing and control its "pronation" - the amount that it rolls inward with each step. "I was completely convinced that impact is something bad, and pronation is something bad, and I wanted to show that," recalls Benno Nigg, a biomechanics researcher and co-director of the University of Calgary's Human Performance Lab, who helped shape the original theory of pronation. More

Facts about toning shoes
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April 26, 2011: Toning shoes, as the name suggests, are supposed to help you tone up. But is this really true? Can these magical toning shoes actually burn more calories, help with fat loss, and increase muscle tone? Will they work well for cottage cheese thighs, flabby behinds or arthritic joint pain? Toning shoes first entered the market as 'speciality shoes' and were recommended only for people who suffered from ankle issues or diabetes. Lately, with more shoe companies releasing miracle-working shoes, they are marketed as 'toning shoes'. More

Doctor invents new athletic footwear to reduce injuries
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Aug. 16, 2011: The deceptively simple-looking carbon-fiber widget represents American ingenuity, altruistic values and entrepreneurial grit. The small, tong-shaped device also may prove to be one of the most important innovations in footwear since leather laces. Dr. Casey Kerrigan, former chair of the University of Virginia's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is the inventor of the patented object she hopes will revolutionize how shoes are made. More
 
 
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