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June 22, 2017
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Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the bands of tissue that connect your heel to your toes. "Symptoms include pain in the bottom of your foot -- at the front or center of the heel bone. You might notice that it’s worse in the morning when you first wake up (first-step pain). And it may happen when you’re standing after having sat for a long time. You’re also more likely to feel it right after exercise," says podiatrist Dr. Caroline Gannon.
 
"Your doctor can normally tell if you have it just by checking for tender areas in your foot. Often, he can pinpoint what’s causing the pain by where it’s located. He probably won’t do any imaging tests. In rare cases, he might suggest an X-ray or MRI to rule out another cause, like a pinched or compressed nerve or stress fracture in your heel," says Dr. Gannon.
 
Source: Chuck Long, News Channel 5 [5/8/17]
 
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By [email protected]
June 22, 2017
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A novel wireless foot-temperature–monitoring system (Podimetrics) aimed at detecting impending diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) through plantar temperature change is highly predictive of recurrent DFUs, according to new findings from a multicenter, prospective, cohort study in a high-risk population. The temperature-monitoring mat was able to correctly detect 97% of impending non-traumatic DFUs in patients who had had prior ulcers.
 
Dr. Robert Frykberg and Podiometrics
 
 
"We showed that (by) using this wireless mat and an algorithm that detects temperature rise over several days, it is possible to detect development of an ulcer 5 weeks in advance," reported Robert Frykberg, DPM, podiatrist at Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Arizona, and lead investigator of the study that was published May 2 in Diabetes Care. However, although there was a high rate of detection of ulcers, this was accompanied by a high false-positive rate of 57%, the authors note, adding that the protocol might need to be tweaked to try to reduce this.
 
Source: Becky McCall, Medscape News [5/10/17]
 
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By [email protected]
June 22, 2017
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Once warm temperatures set in, strappy sandals and flip-flops are all we want to wear with our summer shorts and dresses. The catch? "By design, sandals have less support," says Emily Splichal, DPM, a New York City-based podiatrist. Since summery footwear doesn’t offer the same arch support as sneakers and cushy winter boots, we’re often left with weak ankles, sore heels, and tender arches by August.
 But don’t swear off flip-flops just yet; we asked podiatrists to help us find the best ones that provide feel-good features to keep your feet healthy. Rhinestone-embellished and podiatrist-approved (Dr. Splichal is a big fan of Aetrex), these slip-ons offer orthotic support, foam cushioning, and antimicrobial materials that keep germs from sticking around in the heat.
 
Source: Anthea Levi, Health.com [5/11/17]
 
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By [email protected]
June 22, 2017
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You can slow or halt the progression of a bunion by wearing footwear that supports the foot evenly. “Avoiding high heels and tight, narrow shoes – except for special occasions – and choosing supportive flats for walking or standing during extended periods can help,” says Hartley Miltchin DPM, a Toronto-based doctor of podiatric medicine. “So can having prescription orthotics made, which are tailored to your foot.
 
Dr. Hartley Miltchin
 
 
“That’s because these strategies can eliminate the over-pronation of the foot, which leads to bunion development. We walk with our feet over-rolling towards the arch and big toe area, and the bones of the foot shift out of alignment to compensate for that imbalance. In order to prevent or eliminate bunion progression, we have to re-align that bone shift, caused by the inherent mechanical imbalance (over-pronation), says Dr. Miltchin.”
 
Source: Anna Sharratt, Sunlife
 
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By [email protected]
June 21, 2017
Category: HEALTH
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Dr. Joel Brook says lasers are a big step up from the anti-fungal medications people used to use. The pills you would have to ingest. Those came with significant possible side-effects. He says the lasers have no side-effects and work on 70 to 85 percent of patients.
 
Dr. Joel Brook
 
"Most of the time people show up because they just hate how the condition looks. So, over the years the treatment has evolved,” says Dr. Brook. It’s important to treat a patient’s shoes as well; an ultraviolet shoe sanitizer is used to sterilize all your shoes, so you don’t become re-infected.
 
Source: King 5 Healthlink 
 
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