Volume 24 - Issue 4 - April 2011
Diabetes Watch »
When it comes to diagnosing and treating lower extremity issues in patients with diabetes, a thorough biomechanical evaluation is at the top of the list. More often than not, a current ulcer began as a superficial hyperkeratosis, which unfortunately developed in a patient whose ability to perceive the pain normally associated with such a lesion in a timely manner was compromised due to neuropathy.
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Online Case Study »
Early on in my podiatric medical education, one of my professors casually mentioned during a lecture how important it was for physicians to have empathy for their patients. In those youthful days, I knew what the word “empathy” meant. I imagined that it would probably be a good idea for me to try to develop this skill of being empathetic since having this quality may allow me to better understand what my patients were going through. By being empathetic, I could help them more as their podiatric physician.
Technology In Practice »
What do you look for in an orthotic laboratory? Perhaps you are looking for the knowledge and expertise that comes from a well-established laboratory. Perhaps you are looking for quality materials in a range of orthotics geared toward athletes as well as business professionals. Perhaps you are looking for quick turnaround on your custom orthotic prescriptions. Perhaps you are looking for a bevy of online resources and a level of personal service that is not so easy to find.
Sports Medicine »
Ankle sprains are one of, if not the most, common injuries in sports. The incidence of injuries appears to be increasing with the higher number of people participating in athletics through all phases of their lives. It is estimated that 30,000 ankle sprains happen each day.1 Lateral ankle sprains are by far the most common with only 5 to 6 percent of ankle sprains occurring medially.2,3 Medial ankle sprains can be more debilitating and have longer recovery times than lateral sprains.
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