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Archive for February 2013

Laser For Fungus Toenails

Case Study: When Topical Antifungals Do Not Relieve Onychomycosis A 52-year-old female with a history of intense athletics as a teen and a chronic history of tinea pedis recently presented to my office. She developed fungal nails in her late 20s. She tried many OTC remedies and was opposed to the use of oral antifungal…

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Ankle Fusion vs Replacement

Today, a debate exists whether to fuse or replace an ankle joint. Both procedures are indicated for arthritis that occurs from normal joint degeneration, a traumatic event or inflammatory arthritis. Prior to 1882, treatment for arthritis of any joint was bracing or amputation. Fusion originated in Germany and became the standard treatment. In the 1960s,…

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Pregnancy and Foot Pain

During pregnancy it’s common for women to experience foot problems they never encountered before. Over-pronation (flat feet) and edema (swelling of feet) often develop during pregnancy. Natural weight gain puts added pressure on the knees and ankles, which can lead to heel pain, arch pain, and ball-of-foot pain. But foot pain and discomfort can be…

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Heel Pain

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are several potential…

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US Mens Soccer Update

HANNOVER, Germany — Hannover captain Steve Cherundolo has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Coach Mirko Slomka said Thursday the American defender, who turns 34 on Feb. 19, had the operation a day earlier. Slomka did not give a projection for the right back’s return. Cherundolo has played 380 matches for Hannover, including 280…

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Plastic Foot Surgery?

These days, some women will do just about anything to fit into their favorite pair of high heels – including surgery. A growing number of women are paying thousands of dollars to surgically alter their feet just to make wearing heels a more comfortable experience. Surgical procedures such as shortening toes, receiving foot injections and…

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