Volume 20 - Issue 12 - December 2007

Feature »

A Closer Look At Homeopathic Modalities For Joint Pain

By John Hahn, DPM, ND | 15707 reads | 0 comments

Podiatric physicians and surgeons have a wide array of modalities to choose from when it comes to the treatment of chronic joint disease and the pain related to these conditions. These modalities include oral analgesics that are opioid-based, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs) and various forms of glucocorticoids that patients can take both orally and in injection form. There are also various forms of injectable hyaluronic acid to rehydrate and cushion the joint.

Due to the chronic nature of the disease involving the joints, efficacy and side effects are important considerati



Continuing Education »

How To Address Lower Extremity Tendon Injuries

By William Fishco, DPM | 3001 reads | 0 comments

Please click here for the full Continuing Medical Education article:

http://www.naccme.com/program/n-129/

Given that many patients will present with tendon-related pain, this author offers key diagnostic tips, insights on conservative treatment and pearls on appropriate surgical options.



News and Trends »

Do Runners Get What They Pay For With Expensive Shoes?

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 8659 reads | 0 comments

When choosing a pair of running shoes, consumers have a wide range of choices with a number of models available in different price ranges. Does buying a more expensive running shoe necessarily translate into getting a better quality shoe? A recent study suggests there may not be that much difference in cushioning between inexpensive and more expensive shoes.

The study, which was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, compared a total of nine pairs of men’s running shoes from three different manufacturers. Researchers compared low-priced shoes (&poun



Diabetes Watch »

A Guide To Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Diabetic Foot Wounds

By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS; Clinical Editor: John S. Steinberg, DPM | 21928 reads | 0 comments

   Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers are currently located in over 750 facilities in the United States. New wound care centers are opening monthly across the country and most incorporate HBO chambers. Which foot and ankle conditions benefit from HBO treatment? Does clinical evidence support HBO treatments?

   Patients undergoing HBO therapy enter a chamber filled with 100 percent oxygen atmosphere pressurized to 2.0 to 2.5 ATA (atmospheric pressure absolute), which is equivalent to the pressure 33 to 48 feet below sea level. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment



Dermatology Diagnosis »

When A Patient Presents With An Unusual Lesion On The Sole

By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS | 14583 reads | 1 comments

A 60-year-old Caucasian female patient presents for consultation to the foot and ankle clinic regarding a one-year history of an erythematous, scaly and irregular lesion on the sole of her right foot. She notes the lesion is entirely asymptomatic. She originally saw a primary care physician about the lesion. The physician told her that she had a case of “athlete’s feet” and recommended an over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal cream. After four weeks of treatment with the antifungal cream, the patient showed no improvement.

The primary care physician then re-diag



Orthotics Q&A »

Current Insights On Custom And Prefabricated Foot Orthoses

Guest Clinical Editor: Scott Spencer, DPM | 6781 reads | 0 comments

Q: How do you evaluate a patient for foot orthotic devices?
A:
All three panelists will perform a gait analysis. Russell Volpe, DPM, begins by assessing what he wants the orthosis to accomplish once he decides a CFO is indicated. If control of motion is needed, he will tailor material selection and many of the plaster modifications and prescription items to help accomplish that goal. If Dr. Volpe’s desired goal is accommodation, soft-tissue supplementation or assistance with motion, he will gear material selection and prescription features toward those goals. He also c



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