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Clinical Research

Start the New Year on the Right Foot!

A large portion of people only think about seeing a podiatrist when something goes wrong with their feet and they begin to feel pain. Yet, good foot health is essential to enjoying a better quality of life. This makes podiatry a very vital part of preventative medicine, even though much of the public is unaware of this fact.   Why …

Red, White and Blue!! (and we’re not talking about the 4th of July)

As we continue our journey this month through some of the more uncommon podiatric injuries, pathologies and diagnoses, I’d like to discuss Raynauds Disease.  Raynauds is defined as an abnormal or overly aggressive constriction of the small arteries in the toes and fingers precipitated by exposure to cold temperatures.  When the small arteries constrict, circulation …

Imaging, Imaging and More Imaging!

As Podiatrist’s we order A LOT of imaging studies for our patients.  Such studies include x-rays, MRI’s, CT Scans, Bone Scans, and Ultrasound to name a few.  It may sometimes seem unnecessary and annoying because treatment is occasionally postponed until the results of such studies are received, but I assure you, they have their purpose.  …

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Surgical Treatments

Once conservative treatments have failed in treating posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, surgery can be looked at as a potential way to reduce pain and correct the collapsed arch.  There are a wide variety of procedures that have been used.  Some involve repairing tendons or other soft tissues.  Others involve making cuts in bone to shift …

Sometimes Pain is Good

By now I’m sure we are all familiar with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM).  It is a disease that touches almost everyone’s life.  Let’s quickly review what DM is.  After eating a meal containing carbohydrates, the body breaks down the food and absorbs the available nutrients, which in turn increases the amount of sugar in …