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Diagnostic ultrasound: Can it have an impact for plantar fasciitis?
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There is no question that many of the strides in medical diagnostic capabilities have come from incredible advances in imaging techniques. This generation of physicians enjoys the advantage of being able to look into the human body to find the culprits of pathology and tailor the treatment protocol accordingly. More

Rearfoot motion in runners responds to pronator-supinator strengthening
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Strength training focused on the pronation and supination affects rearfoot motion in runners to a greater extent than traditional plantar- and dorsiflexion training, according to research from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Investigators studied 30 runners, all rearfoot strikers, who completed one of two 10-week strength training programs. More

Probe-to-bone best test for diabetic foot osteomyelitis
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The best and most efficient test for diagnosing chronic osteomyelitis of the foot in patients with diabetes may be the probe-to-bone (PTB) test, according to research published in the October issue of Diabetes Care. More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

Koven has simplified vascular testing with the BF8 flat vascular probe for our Smartdop Dopplers. The BF8 makes vascular testing with Doppler fast and easy.

Meet Dr. Harold Vogler - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Harold Vogler, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Vogler is on the top list of podiatric surgeons in the world. Dr. Vogler has been a leader, innovator and educator throughout his entire professional career. He has a brilliant engineering mind that has developed, crafted and perfected many of the techniques used today in advanced rearfoot surgery. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about issues impacting the profession and Dr. Vogler's insights from his broad experience. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More

Current insights on conservative care for heel pain
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Treating heel pain can be a real challenge. It is very important to get a detailed history from the patient as to the etiology of the heel pain. The vast majority of heel pain results from overuse. When acute injuries become chronic, one should identify and address biomechanical causes. Evaluating the patient's training, shoe gear and any previous treatment is essential to a successful treatment plan. More

Warts require persistent treatment
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Warts can be the nemesis of many kids and moms who wonder how to get rid of them. And trying to avoid them is tricky at best, doctors say. "It's like trying to avoid the common cold. Just like some people get colds or allergies or poison ivy, some people gets warts while others don't," said Dr. Terry Clarke of Keystone Podiatric, with offices in Harrisburg, Biglerville and Dillsburg, Pa. "All of our immune systems and how we react to the environment are different." More

An apple a day
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Lady Gaga may be a fashion-forward creature, but there's one fashion memo she didn't get. A study in Arthritis Care & Research, conducted at Harvard University, shows that 29 percent of 1,900 women have reported generalized foot pain that men do not experience. The cause of this pain is most likely caused by high heels. More

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps wounds heal faster
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When Charles Grafton arrived at Holy Spirit Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center West in Pennsylvania, he had already lost part of his foot and was on the road to losing his lower leg. After eight weeks of treatment in the center's hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the 64-year-old Warrington Township man is not only keeping his leg, but the wound on his foot has shrunk considerably. Eventually, he will be able to walk using a shoe with a filler. More

Running barefoot, bizarre or beneficial?
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Barefoot running guru Ken Bob Saxton, a marathon runner, has been expounding the virtues of going shoeless for years, and offers a website with advice to the burgeoning community. Running barefoot, supporters claim, maintains the health of the foot's 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles, tendons, and ligaments and keeps lower legs healthy and exercised. They say it's safe, as long as you watch your step. More
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