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  • November 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 11
    By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA
    70,973 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/05
    By John Giurini, DPM
    24,795 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/05
       When Jean-Marie Charcot described the entity that bears his name in 1868, little did he know the controversies he would create. Charcot joint disease (or Charcot neuroarthropathy) has been one of the most misdiagnosed conditions in patients with diabetes mellitus. Patients with this entity have been misdiagnosed and consequently mistreated for osteomyelitis, cellulitis, tendonitis and gout.    Over the years, various controversial questions have been posed about the treatment of Charcot neuroarthropathy. These questions range from what type of diagnostic tes ... continue reading
    By Douglas H. Richie, Jr., DPM
    33,215 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/05
       Heel pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint of patients presenting to the podiatric physician. While heel pain is estimated to comprise 10 percent of athletic injuries, the incidence of heel pain in the active and sedentary population appears to be significantly underreported in the medical literature. Most experienced practitioners report that heel pain complaints have risen to epidemic proportion over the past 20 years for reasons we still do not fully understand.    Certainly, changing demographics figures into the equation. The average patient ... continue reading