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  • January 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 1
    Be sure to inject the dilute solution of alcohol proximal to the point of maximum tenderness.
    Gary Dockery, DPM
    137,092 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/02
    Foot neuromas are very common findings, especially those that are termed intermetatarsal neuromas (or interdigital neuromas). The painful condition is believed to be caused by sensory nerve irritation, injury or abnormal mechanics of the foot. Yes, there are conservative care modalities as well as surgical treatment measures. However, I believe chemical neurolysis (using a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol) gives us a viable alternative for treating the foot neuroma as it has fewer potential complications and up to an 89 percent success rate.1 First things first. When it comes to diagnosing ne... continue reading

    2,532 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/02
    Active patients often need specialized products to protect vulnerable knees and ankles. Now you may recommend the PPT Gel Stirrup Ankle Support, which reduces sprains and injury-related pain and edema. According to the manufacturer Langer, the ankle support contains a two-chambered bladder of air and gel for cold therapy use. Langer says the cushioning brace controls eversion and inversion, and allows for normal plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Not only does the contoured shell closely adhere to the ankle in athletic shoes, Langer says you’ll find that the ankle support is adjustable so i ... continue reading