Letting In The Light Of Research On Plantar Fasciosis

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 2,070 reads | 0 comments | 10/27/2014

Sometimes the chain of events in one’s life seem in retrospect the most perfectly planned and played out chorus of a Grammy award-winning song. However, while these scenes are unfolding, it is most often difficult to discern what is really going on or for that matter, the true importance and future ramifications of these at first seemingly random and disconnected series of events.

Using A Topical Acne Medication Off-Label For Plantar Warts

Tracey Vlahovic DPM | 10,533 reads | 0 comments | 04/01/2015

One of the most common questions people ask me after giving talks around the country is “How do you treat warts?” It is a tough question for me to answer because 1) I love treating warts so much that I could talk about them for much longer than anyone wants to hear and 2) I have access to treatments that are not commonplace.

Current Insights On The Multidisciplinary Treatment 
Of Necrotizing Fasciitis

David M. Davidson, DPM | 7,819 reads | 1 comments | 06/30/2014

This author presents a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating a 54-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with intense pain and a toe that was turning black.

Treating Iatrogenic Calcaneal Osteomyelitis 
Following A Plantar Heel Injection

Michael Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Michael Bowen, DPM, and John Gerhard, DPM | 12,079 reads | 0 comments | 06/30/2014

Addressing questions of how to proceed when a calcanectomy is inappropriate, these authors detail how to treat a 24-year-old who experienced the rare complication of calcaneal osteomyelitis after an injection for plantar fasciitis.

When A Basal Cell Carcinoma Occurs On The Plantar Foot

Morteza Khaladj, DPM, Rose Mary Mbibong, DPM, Nisha Shah, DPM, Ayesha Mohiuddin, DPM, and Aqsa Siddiqui, DPM | 10,467 reads | 0 comments | 04/30/2014

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Accordingly, these authors discuss the diagnosis of a basal cell carcinoma in a patient who initially presented with bilateral venous stasis wounds that were increasing in size.

Key Insights On Treating Plantar Psoriasis

Myron A. Bodman, DPM | 32,052 reads | 1 comments | 12/02/2013

This author details the diagnosis and management of a patient who presented with severe cracks and fissures on both heels.

Orthotic Adjustments For A Prominent Fifth Metatarsal Base: Plantar Or Lateral?

Larry Huppin DPM | 3,748 reads | 0 comments | 05/05/2014

It is common to have to make orthotic adjustments for a prominent fifth metatarsal base. However, it is important to note on the prescription form whether the styloid process is prominent laterally or plantarly. There is a distinct difference in accommodating for these two.

If the styloid is prominent plantarly, I recommend using a sweet spot. If it is prominent laterally, I would recommend adding extra lateral extension at the base of the fifth metatarsal. If it is prominent both laterally and plantarly, I would recommend both of those accommodations.

A Guide To Conservative Care For Plantar Heel Pain

Jamie Yakel, DPM | 21,727 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2013

Given that heel pain is one of the most common maladies that podiatrists treat, this author offers a pertinent overview of conservative therapies ranging from corticosteroid injections and night splints to low-Dye taping and platelet-rich plasma.

Correcting The Crossover Toe With Direct Plantar Plate Repair

Kyle S. Peterson, DPM, AACFAS, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS | 17,900 reads | 0 comments | 12/16/2013

Lesser metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) pathology is one of the most common conditions affecting the forefoot. Most commonly located at the second MPJ, progressive subluxation and dislocation of the phalangeal base on the metatarsal head primarily results from the disruption of the plantar plate, which often begins as predislocation syndrome.1 Painful dislocation of the toe in the dorsal plane, and less commonly in the medial or lateral planes, causes pain with ambulation and shoegear.

Obtaining A Rewarding Surgical Outcome With Plantar Plate Repair

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS | 15,147 reads | 1 comments | 11/22/2013

In a podiatric practice, a single rewarding interaction with a patient can easily override any of the negative encounters of the day. I recently had this type of positive experience with a patient who followed up six months after undergoing surgical repair of a tear of the plantar plate of the second metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ).