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sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis: Ball of foot Pain

Sesamoiditis: What you need to know Sesamoid bones are unique to other bones of the body in that they are not connected to other bones via joints. Instead they are connected by tendons or embedded into muscle tissue. The kneecap and two small bones in the foot are examples of sesamoid bones. They are about […]

5 top insoles

5 top insoles

5 top insoles for YOU! 5 practical tips for selecting the right insoles: Insoles or other inserts are a great way to add support and cushioning to almost any footwear. They’re easy to use, inexpensive, and available at many Podiatrists. To get the most out of your purchase keep the following info in mind when […]

¿Cuándo debería mi hijo ver a un podólogo?

¿Cuándo debería mi hijo ver a un podólogo? ¿Cuándo debería mi hijo ver a un podólogo? Los niños deben tener su primer chequeo podológico a los 4 o 5 años. La atención podiátrica es, literalmente, apropiada para todas las personas con pies. Los pacientes son de todas las edades y de ambos sexos. Su salud […]

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running/Minimalist Shoes Running without shoes, or Barefoot running, has become popular recently. The concept behind it is that it promotes a midfoot strike instead of a heel strike. This change is foot strike can reduce the compressive load and help reduce injury.    Professional trainers can determine if this type of running works for […]

What’s wrong with my feet?

What’s wrong with my feet?

What’s wrong with my feet? The most commonly encountered skin problems seen by podiatrists. While a multitude of different skin problems are seen by podiatrists on a daily basis some occur much more often than others. When a rash or other skin irregularity is seen some type of infection is usually the culprit. These can […]

Botox for Hyperhydrosis

Using Botox to treat excessive sweating in several areas is safe and effective. These areas include the armpits (axilla), craniofacial area ( the face and head), and beneath the breast. The hands, feet and other comparatively small body areas can also be effectively treated using Botox. Most research has been done in treating the underarm area

moleculight

Moleculight

MolecuLight-iX-Wound-Care_EUCAN_Rev-1.0 New technology Real-Time Detection of Asymptomatic Bioburden in Wounds Use of the MolecuLight i:X to image for bacterial fluorescence, in conjunction with clinical signs & symptoms, adds an additional bacterial-specific piece of information that can be captured and considered in real-time. Real-Time Detection of Asymptomatic Bioburden in Wounds Accurate wound assessment is essential when determining the […]

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) reduces cell death. Apoptosis is the medical term for the body’s natural rate of cell death. It can also be thought of as “cell turnover.” Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) brings cell turnover levels to normal in several disease states. If you experience the often excruciating pain of Plantar Fasciitis you want […]

Pain Management after Surgery

Pain Management

Pain Management Safely Managing Pain After Surgery After surgery, doctors do everything they can to help you control your pain. Expect  to feel some level of discomfort following surgery, especially the next day. Growing advancements in pain management makes it easier to monitor and decrease your pain. To avoid the overuse of opiods, patients and […]

my own skin

MyOwn Skin

MyOwn Skin™ is an autologous( meaning your own) skin grafting office procedure using  a small donor piece of the patient’s own skin and a few tubes of the patient’s blood from which we grow a large partial thickness skin graft in the lab in about 7 days. This is then transplanted onto a burn or […]

pumice stone

How to Use a Pumice Stone

How to Use a Pumice Stone Pumice stone is a type of material that forms when extremely hot lava mixes with water. The mixture causes the lava to rapidly cool, and produces a very porous and rough stone. We can then use it to rub away dry, peeling skin. The use of the stone requires […]

staph bacteria

Staph Infection

Skin infection overview: staph infection.   Most people have heard about staph infections, often through queasiness-inducing stories of medical mishaps. Many also known that the bacteria responsible, Staphylococcus Aureus, is resistant to commonly-used antibiotics (and becoming more so every year). Staph infections can indeed become life-threatening emergencies. Yet it’s also true that about 25% of […]

Best Running Socks

Best Running Socks

Cushioning is a key part of what shoes do during a workout, and good athletic socks can help. Especially if you’re a runner, the best running socks have a thicker, shock absorbing bottom. While you’ll probably want to wear lighter socks during competition, thicker varieties provide much more shock absorption. When combined with proper footwear […]

nike running shoes

Nike Shoes and Favorites

By sacrificing comfort for looks, or choosing a pair of shoes that are wrong for our particular feet, we inevitable cause our feet to suffer. If you’ve ever put on a fabulous heel or stylish loafer and couldn’t wait to take them off when getting home, then you know just how excruciating it can be […]

Best Running Shoes

Best Running Shoes

Best Running Shoes Most of the time, athletic shoes can be categorized two ways: neutral sneakers and stability sneakers. Best Running Shoes for Stability sneakers most often contain a midsole and heel that is cushioned. This helps to control foot motion and prevent overpronation, the tendency to roll the foot inward too much. This decreases  […]

hives urticaria foot

Hives Urticaria

Hives are welts (raised, itchy, red areas) that present on the skin. They begin as a reaction to certain medications, foods, and/or bug bites/stings. Seek immediate help and call 911 if the hives begin to spread to large areas or they begin to alter your breathing. While they can be dangerous, hives usually go away […]

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

What is pyoderma gangrenosum? Not a type of gangrene, pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare type of skin ulceration that is treatable. This disease is not contagious, so no need to be concerned about transferral. What causes pyoderma gangrenosum? It is not known exactly what causes pyoderma gangrenosum, but in many cases, it occurs following a […]

Get Rid of Smelly Feet and Shoes

Often patients may get smelly feet (otherwise known as bromodosis) every once in a while, but there are a select few that may suffer from stinky feet chronically. Thankfully, there are options to get rid of Smelly Feet and Shoes and combat the odor and regain your confidence. Fast facts on smelly feet Here are […]