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  • October 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 10
    Here one can see an acute ankle injury. Once one has ruled out a fracture, acute or chronic lateral ankle injuries represent a diagnostic challenge.
    By Remy Ardizzone, DPM, and Ronald L. Valmassy, DPM
    90,474 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       The initial presentation of an acute lateral ankle injury may be deceptive. What appears to be a simple ankle sprain may represent a fracture of the ankle or hindfoot. A tendon or impingement-type injury may not present until later in the healing process. One may not be able to appreciate other intraarticular injuries without advanced imaging studies. Nerve injuries may offer the greatest diagnostic challenges of all (see “A Guide To Differential Diagnosis Of Inversion Ankle Injuries” below).    The ankle is the most common joint injured in sports and an... continue reading
    Nicholas Romansky, DPM, recommends having more podiatrists at event sites at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    3,655 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Officials of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are already in the midst of planning for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In order to facilitate improved treatment for athletic injuries, they recently sought out the suggestions of a United States podiatrist who treated athletes at the Athens Olympiad last year. Nicholas Romansky, DPM, who headed up the U.S. podiatry contingent at the 2004 Olympics, spoke recently to the IOC regarding his clinical experiences and made suggestions for the next games.    Dr. Romansky reviewed injury trends, noted how the c... continue reading
    Here one can see modified last construction. Note the natural curve to the shape of the shoe.
    By Peter Wilusz, DPM
    23,307 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Believe it or not, the running shoe first originated as a leather upper with a leather sole. Adidas running shoes date back to the late 1800s but many of the technical advancements did not begin to appear until the 1970s. In 1971, Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight created a shoe manufacturing company called Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), which eventually became Nike, Inc.    While he was coaching track and field at the University of Oregon, Bowerman created the first cushioned midsole by heating polyurethane on his wife’s waffle iron in his garage. What followed wa... continue reading