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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 […]

shingles vaccine

Shingles Vaccine

What is shingles vaccine (herpes zoster)? Why Shingles Vaccine? Shingles is an extremely painful rash. In most cases, rashes are caused by allergic or inflammatory reactions. Shingles, however, is caused by a virus. In fact, the varicella zoster virus which causes chickenpox also causes shingles. When this virus is reactivated in adults it results in […]

¿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 […]

Wart Treatment

Wart Treatment

Wart Treatment – Immune Therapy for Warts HPV infection of the skin is a fascinating and complex disease that involves critical thinking amongst both patients and physicians. Wart treatment is more than just causing destruction to a skin lesion. Clinicians need to consider the host’s immune status, the type of HPV involved, the anatomical location […]

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

Safety Tips for Walking

Safety Tips for Walking

Safety Tips for Walking Good Footwork As you walk, place your foot down lightly. Do not slap or slam it down. Make sure that your foot comes in contact with the ground in a heel-then-toe progression. It may seem that when taking large steps you are covering more distance, however when landing the energy of […]

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 […]

Terapia de ondas de choque extracorpóreas (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 […]

Important Stretches for Fitness Walking

Important Stretches for Walking

  Important Stretches for Walking: When preparing to walk, it is important to perform stretches that target the following muscles:  Quadriceps,  hip flexors,  calves,  glutes,  lower back and hamstrings. The above mentioned muscles are the key muscles used when walking for fitness. Make sure to stretch both sides. You should dedicate about 10-15 minutes to […]

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 […]

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema It seems that tattoos are getting more and more popular by the day, giving us the incorrect impression that getting a tat is risk free. Having eczema doesn’t mean that you cannot get inked, just that you’ll have to take some extra precautions. You should wait to have work done if you’re […]

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101 Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is caused by an inflammation in the heel of the foot. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of heel pain in active men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. It’s primary cause is the inflammation of the thick, weblike ligament […]

spider veins

Spider Veins

I think I might have spider veins. What should I do now? If you notice symptoms of spider veins ,a venous condition in their lower extremities, especially if you have numerous risk factors, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. We can use non-invasive ultrasounds and a thorough physical examination to test for […]

Hammertoe symptoms Pittsburgh

Hammertoes

An overview of hammertoes and related deformities Hammertoes are often easily corrected in the office in a 15 minute procedure, allowing you to walk out with a light dressing. Those and mallet toe are relatively common deformities affecting the foot. The involved toes are instantly recognizable by their bent appearance. These conditions affect can affect […]

hammertoe

What causes hammertoe and mallet toe?

What causes hammertoe and mallet toe? These hammertoe deformities have several well-established causes which include: Poorly fitting footwear: any shoes or boots which don’t allow the toes to lie flat have the potential to cause either deformity. Overly tight toe boxes are also major contributors. Note that high-heeled shoes are notorious for causing these conditions […]