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How Would You Treat An Active Hiker With Bilateral Foot Pain?

Jeffrey E McAlister DPM FACFAS | 320 reads | 0 comments | 01/16/2018

I want to start off the new year with a bang. Educating fellows and residents daily is often challenging and rewarding altogether. Our program has come together to provide real-world situations and highlight management of various pathologies.

Key Principles In Reducing Surgical Scars On The Foot

Jodi Schoenhaus Gold DPM | 2,435 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2017

­­When an artist sits with a blank canvas, the first stroke of the brush sets the trajectory for the outcome of the piece. The same is true when deciding on surgical incision placement. From the start of the case and for the rest of the patient’s life, the incision shapes the path for the entire outcome. 

When A Patient Has Multiple Painful Sores On The Foot

Melissa Chrisman, DPM, and William D. Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 5,309 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/2017

A 46-year-old female patient presented to the Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Department in Phoenix with the complaint of multiple painful sores on her right foot that drain occasionally. She reported having problems with her foot for the past 11 years. The problems reportedly started with a small lump on the bottom of her foot and eventually spread over the entire foot. She reported burning pain and recent difficulty walking.

The Growing Niche Of Aesthetic Foot Care

Jodi Schoenhaus Gold DPM | 1,855 reads | 0 comments | 03/08/2017

Welcome to the launch of my aesthetic foot DPM Blog. After all, it's 2017, and it’s about time to give aesthetic podiatry a good look.

Over the past 15 years, the aesthetic foot industry has been forming its branch off the foundation of the podiatric profession. Aesthetics is controversial. It is pushing plastic and dermatology boundaries. It is unique and exciting. After gaining knowledge in all aspects of foot care, acquiring solid surgical training in residency and molding a practice to one’s interests and talents, there is nothing wrong with adding beauty to function. 

Key Pearls On Diagnosing And Addressing Leiomyoma Of The Foot

Rhonda Cornell, DPM | 2,420 reads | 0 comments | 03/31/2017

Emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis, this author presents a guide to the treatment of the rare leiomyoma tumor in two patients.

How To Complete Diabetic Shoe Medicare Forms Correctly

Marty Chalfin, CPed | 5,721 reads | 0 comments | 10/31/2016

This author guides podiatrists through compliance paperwork for diabetic shoes that can help ensure payment for diabetic shoes.

Prescribing Functional Foot Orthoses After Bunionectomies

Larry Huppin DPM | 1,227 reads | 0 comments | 06/30/2016

Following a bunion procedure, our primary goal with orthotic therapy is to encourage full range of motion in the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ).

To encourage first MPJ full range of motion, we wish to decrease excessive ground reactive force under the first ray and allow the first ray to plantarflex. One should design the orthosis to decrease the everted position of the calcaneus when an everted rearfoot is present. In the case of an everted forefoot, the orthosis should support the lateral forefoot (forefoot valgus).

Keys To Correcting Cavus Foot Deformities

Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS, Jessica Knight, DPM, and Emily Pugh, DPM | 8,629 reads | 0 comments | 04/22/2016

How To Volunteer With Foot Aid And Why Volunteering Will Change You

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 2,070 reads | 1 comments | 01/27/2017

Much of my career has been devoted to international podiatric medicine and surgery with a focus on developing countries. I have traveled worldwide and worked alongside fantastic healthcare providers dedicated to caring for patients in resource challenging environments. Colleagues contact me frequently regarding volunteer opportunities. A fundamental internal change occurs in most people when they volunteer for an international medical service mission.

Plantar Intrinsics: Important Or Useless Muscles Of The Foot?

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 2,473 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/2016

We often think the plantar intrinsic muscles of the foot are relatively unimportant muscles of the foot and lower extremity. Researchers have largely ignored these muscles over the past century.