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Jeff Hall
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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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November 2004

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Volume 17 Issue 11
By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, and Susan E. Erredge, DPM, CWS
   Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome is the most common condition treated by podiatric foot and ankle specialists in the United States.1 However, the true etiology of plantar fasciitis is still unknown and has been attributed to many different…
By Patrick J. Nunan, DPM
   Plantar heel pain is one of the most common maladies we see in podiatric practice. Patients learn on their first visit that the symptoms usually respond to conservative treatment over a six- to 12-week timeframe, although some individuals may…
By John H. McCord, DPM
   Documenting chart notes has become a pain in the butt. In the good old days, I would handwrite one or two lines after rendering routine foot care. Now I have to dictate a chapter of War and Peace after trimming a few toenails. It is even worse if…
By Stephen Offutt, DPM, MS and Patrick DeHeer, DPM
   Heel pain is arguably the most common complaint that foot and ankle specialists hear. The majority of these complaints are linked to plantar fasciitis and we all have developed our own unique treatment algorithms for this condition. What happens…
   We certainly agree that the DPM/MD or DPM/DO agree is not for John McCord, DPM (“Should We Add ‘MD’ To Our Credentials?,” page 74, September issue). This forward-looking concept is directed at the future of podiatric medicine, not the past or…
By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
   Type “DPM” or “podiatrist” into an Internet search engine and name after name of established practitioners will come up, leading to Web sites which may have established in order to market their practices. Many podiatrists have been building Web…
By Gary L. Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
   Ciclopirox has been well documented as a broad-spectrum antifungal agent with additional antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties.1-3 However, in recent studies reported by Linden, et al., ciclopirox has also demonstrated potent angiogenic…
By Lowell Scott Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA
   Last year, I wrote “Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has a long way to go to prove it has overwhelming medical benefits that are claimed by the manufacturers, but it is still in the early stages of its evolution. With time, it will be…
By Justin Franson, DPM, and Babak Baravarian, DPM
   A 20-year-old male presents to your office with a painful sinus tarsi, medial arch and a history of recurrent ankle sprains over the last few years. The pain seems to limit his activities more and more, and he is frustrated with his lack of…
By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief
   There were a lot of reports circulating last month about the rise of injuries in the National Football League (NFL). An Indianapolis Star article noted that after four weeks of play, 34 players had been placed on injured reserve, the highest…
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