Volume 14 - Issue 12 - December 2001

News and Trends »

Can Proper Footwear Help Prevent Achilles Tendinitis?

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A ruptured Achilles tendon can be problematic in many respects for athletically-inclined patients. Not only will they undergo surgery to repair the tendon, these patients face a long recovery period and extensive rehabilitation in order to get back to normal, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
However, perhaps emphasizing the proper athletic footwear can help athletes prevent these injuries in the first place.
“The type of shoes the athlete wears makes a huge difference,” explains Eric Feit, DPM, a Fellow of the ACFAS. “Any shoe which is soft or compr



Orthotics Q&A »

Charcot Arthropathy: When Mechanical Treatment Can Help

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Charcot arthropathy is an extremely challenging disease process to treat for many reasons, according to David Levine, DPM, CPed. He says one of the big problems is not being able to rely upon the patient for feedback. Given the profound peripheral sensory neuropathy present in these patients, Dr. Levine says vigilant monitoring of any changes in the foot is essential for preventing further complications.
With this in mind, our expert panelists take a closer look at mechanical management of Charcot arthropathy and when it can help facilitate successful treatment outcomes.
Q: In your opinio



Sports Medicine »

What Are The Best Orthotics For Plantar Fasciitis

Mark A. Caselli, DPM and Ellen Sobel, DPM, PhD | 259422 reads | 5 comments

The irritation is the result of biomechanical deformities such as limb length discrepancy, gastrocsoleus equinus, and excessive foot or leg varus, producing midtarsal and subtalar hyperpronation. In turn, this pronation produces a stretch of the plantar fascia as well as unwanted pulling on the origin of the fascia (the medial calcaneal tubercle).



New Products »

A Perfect Fit

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A Perfect Fit
Are you looking for an orthotic that is an alternative to PTB and AFO braces?
Now you can use the Mueller TPD Orthosis to treat tibialis posterior dysfunction and certain abnormalities such as midfoot abduction, severe forefoot varus and midfoot hyperostoses.
According to the manufacturer Allied OSI Labs and the device’s creator, Terrance J. Mueller, DPM, the orthotic assists surgical patients post-operatively and reduces the need for reconstructive surgery.
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Air Tight
When patients have



New Products »

A Perfect Fit

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New Products »

A Perfect Fit

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