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Point-Counterpoint: Stretching: Is It Beneficial For Plantar Fasciitis?

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, and Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS | 12202 reads | 0 comments

Offering pertinent biomechanical insights, Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, examines the positive effects of stretching for plantar heel pain and the potential consequences of equinus.

While stretching can be an early treatment for plantar fasciitis, Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS, says it is not always appropriate to recommend stretching to heel pain patients and it can cause harm.




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Diagnosing And Treating Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Kate Johnson, DPM, and William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 1224 reads | 0 comments

These authors present key pearls on treating a 26-year-old patient with AIDS, who presented with papules on his lower extremity, chest, back, oral mucosa and genitalia.




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Managing Traumatic Foot Wounds From Foreign Objects

Vincenzo Palmieri, DPM, and Steven Geary, DPM | 1404 reads | 1 comments

Traumatic foot wounds via foreign objects are a common encounter in the emergency room for physicians. These authors review a case study of a 27-year-old female patient, who suffered a puncture wound to the foot from a foreign metallic object.




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Current And Emerging Agents For Tinea Pedis

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) | 1856 reads | 0 comments

There is no shortage of over-the-counter and prescription remedies for tinea pedis. With this in mind, this author takes a look at the research and clinical experience regarding several emerging treatment agents, including new topicals and medical socks.




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Keys To Treating Common Triathlon Injuries

Marybeth Crane, DPM, MS, FACFAS | 1270 reads | 0 comments

The combination of a diehard mindset and the stresses triathletes must endure can lead to repetitive injuries. Accordingly, this author provides a treatment guide for common triathlon injuries such as stress fractures, blisters and Achilles tendonitis.




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Pertinent Insights On Treating Second MPJ Pathology

Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Larissa McDonough, DPM, AACFAS, and Francesca Zappasodi, DPM, AACFAS | 2509 reads | 0 comments

A wide range of pathologies can arise at the second MPJ, making an accurate diagnosis vital. Accordingly, these authors offer diagnostic insights, a guide to conservative and surgical treatment options, and an intriguing case study.




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