Volume 25 - Issue 12 - December 2012
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Any podiatrists seeking better patient outcomes should consider adding hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to their treatment options. The practice of putting patients inside a hyperbaric chamber — either a monoplace or a multi-place chamber — and having them breathe 100 percent oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure is gaining currency, and is well documented in the scientific literature.1
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Musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most common, if not the most common, condition we see in podiatric sports medicine practices. While the injuries can be acute or chronic, there are multiple treatment modalities podiatrists can use to resolve the condition and return the athlete to sport. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common prescribed medications and are a cornerstone in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain management. They are well known for their analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties, but they also known for adverse effects, specifically cardiovascular risk and gastrointestinal toxicity.
Over the past quarter century of lecturing at national and international seminars on the topics of foot and lower extremity biomechanics, foot orthotic therapy and sports injuries, I have had the pleasure to meet many podiatrists who share my interest in these subjects. We understand that since biomechanics is the science that examines the forces acting upon and within a biological structure and the effects produced by such forces, we will be able to more effectively help our patients who suffer from pain and dysfunction within their feet and lower extremities if we gain a better comprehension of foot biomechanics.
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