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Treatment for Cavus Foot

15th July 2009
Q: What is the best way to treat Cavus Foot? A: Cavus Foot can usually be treated using a combination of orthopedic devices that protect the foot from pain and provide the foot with extra support, especially when it comes to stability and balance (some... Read >
Author: kentsmith

Choosing Orthopedic Insoles

10th July 2009
Orthopedic insoles have become quite sophisticated. Traditionally used to alleviate foot pain by shifting pressure away from certain sore or stressed areas of the foot, insoles nowadays can actually be used to treat the underlying condition itself. For ex... Read >
Author: kentsmith

Toe Amputation: Are Prosthetics Necessary?

09th July 2009
The oldest prosthetic device belonged to an Egyptian woman around approximately 1000 B.C.E. It was a wooden toe, and archeologists claim that scratch marks on its sole provide evidence that it was in fact functional. Today most toe amputees use prosthetic... Read >
Author: kentsmith

Debridement and Callus Foot Tissue

06th July 2009
Debridement is a method for ridding the foot of callus foot tissue. This callus tissue can include foot tissue with scales, foot tissue with fissures (cracked heels, etc.), corns, foot tissue with lesions (foot ulcers), keratinized tissue, tyloma, kyperke... Read >
Author: kentsmith

What You Can Do For a Broken Toe

05th July 2009
You wake up in the middle of the night with nature calling. No need to turn on a light...you know the way. BAM! You walk, barefoot, right into the rocking chair! Just like a Loony Tunes cartoon, you see stars. As you hop back to bed, you can't get past th... Read >
Author: Dr. Andrew Schneider

Is Bunion Surgery Right for You?

12th June 2009
Bunion surgery is an outpatient surgery that only takes 1 hour to complete under local anesthesia but can take weeks to mend. Most podiatrists estimate that people who undergo bunion surgery will need to stay off their feet for the next 3 to 6 weeks. This... Read >
Author: Kent

What is a Bunionectomy?

13th May 2009
Why Get a Bunionectomy? If you have a painful bunion that is making it difficult for you to carry on normal functions in your life, you should address the problem. The first step will be to get a referral to visit a foot doctor, also called a podiatris... Read >
Author: vishuxpert

Is Bunion Surgery Right for You?

13th May 2009
Why do Bunions Form? Bunions are generally formed because your foot has unique positioning that puts too much pressure on the joint on your big toe. If this goes on for long enough, the pressure will cause the toe to turn toward the rest of your toes. ... Read >
Author: vishuxpert

Types of Orthotic Shoe Inserts and How They Can Help Your Excess Pronation

13th May 2009
In general terms, there are three different kinds of orthotics to think about when you are about to make a crucial decision for your feet. Each of these types of devices has varying characteristics, and are used depending on your particular condition.: ... Read >
Author: Salomon

Shoes after Foot Surgery

18th February 2009
Foot pain can be caused by a multitude of problems - arthritis, tumors, and skin issues to name a few. Wearing the wrong size shoes or shoes that do not fit properly can cause damage. Shoes that are too loose or too tight can both be problematic. Pain can... Read >
Author: Kent

How Nerve Damage Leads To Diabetic Foot Amputation

09th January 2009
James found himself sitting in the podiatry office, having just been diagnosed with diabetes. The foot doctor asked him if he had ever known anyone to have an amputation. James responded, "Yes, I had an uncle that actually lost his lead to diabetes. But I... Read >
Author: Dr. Christopher Segler

Relief For Achilles Heel Pain With Orthotic Shoe Inserts

09th January 2009
Foot conditions involving Achilles tendon pain are fairly common, particularly among athletes who practice sports such as soccer, track, gymnastics, and basketball. The Achilles Tendon is the strip of tissue that connects the heel and the calf muscle. Thi... Read >
Author: Salomon

Achilles Heel Pain; Don't Let It Slow Your Run

05th November 2008
We all know of Achilles, the Trojan War Hero of Greek Mythology. His mother tried to make him immortal by dipping him the river Styx. Unfortunately she missed a spot on his heel. So the story goes that he was struck by an arrow in that spot and he was kil... Read >
Author: Dr. Christopher Segler

6 Questions to Ask a Travel Agent Before Booking a Trip

21st October 2008
Travel agents are indispensable resources for planning complicated trips, finding out the ins and outs of a destination, saving time, preventing travel headaches and getting the best value. However, each agent is different. Be sure that your travel agent ... Read >
Author: M. Brown

Pump Bump

10th September 2007
Pump BumpThe most common cause of posterior heel pain that I see (as a podiatrist) is generally referred to as pump bump. It is also known as Haglund's deformity or a retrocalcaneal exostosis. Typically a woman , and to a lesser extent a man, will present... Read >
Author: Marc Mitnick
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