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Current And Emerging Agents For Tinea Pedis

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) | 2849 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 | 1560 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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Point-Counterpoint: Stretching: Is It Beneficial For Plantar Fasciitis?

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, and Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS | 14108 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.




Sports Medicine »

Aging And Athletes: How Exercise Can Make A Difference

Paul Langer, DPM | 676 reads | 0 comments

Increasing awareness of the benefits of exercise and longer lifespans is leading to more older patients seeking care for musculoskeletal injuries. Older individuals are more prone to overuse injuries and are slower to heal. Despite that, most researchers and clinicians agree that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks. The volume of research on aging is increasingly showing that there are physical, cognitive and psychosocial benefits to remaining physically active as we age.1




Technology In Practice »

All-In-One Software Offers Tailored Documentation For DPMs

Danielle Chicano, Contributing Editor | 452 reads | 0 comments

While there are various electronic health record (EHR) and software applications available for medical professionals, podiatrists may want to consider an option that is fully tailored to their line of work.