Archive for May, 2010

New Procedure for Bunions: Mini Tight Rope

A bunion is a structural deformity in the foot, resulting in a painful bump at the great toe joint. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Practice Guidelines

The Achilles tendon is a rope-like tendon which extends from the calf to the heel bone. It is the largest tendon in the body and a powerful plantarflexor of the ankle, propelling the body forward when walking and running. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Night Splints Improve Common Cause of Heel Pain

Plantar fasciopathy, also known as plantar fasciitis, is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciopathy is the tearing, inflammation and eventual degeneration of the plantar fascia, a long ligament type structure which supports the arch. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Vitamin A Analogue Medications Not Linked to Fractures

High doses of vitamin A have been linked to broken bones, but a new study has found that medications with a similar structure do not increase fracture risk. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Ankle Taping Decreases Movement Detection

An ankle sprain is the stretching or tearing of one or more of the ligaments around the ankle. A ligament is a strong, fibrous band which connects bone to bone and holds a joint in position. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Bone Graft Plug Use in Ankle Bone Defects

A talar dome lesion is a crater-like defect in the cartilage of the talus (ankle bone) which also affects underlying bone to various degrees.  Trauma, such as repeated ankle sprains, is the most common cause, but certain medications, such as oral steroids, and metabolic or genetic causes may also play a role. Ankle sprains cause [...]

Toenail Fungus May Be Common Children

A new study from Spain evaluated toenail fungus in children under the age of 16 years. The study included an evaluation of over 3500 patients, with 5% of those patients under the age of 16 years. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Garnett to Play Friday Despite Foot Injury

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics strained his right midfoot at the end of the 2nd quarter in Game 2. He sat out practice on Wednesday, but was able to practice on Thursday. Garnett is expected to play in tonight’s game, game 3 against the Cavaliers. A midfoot strain is the partial tear of ligaments [...]

Plantar Fasciitis Video

How to Diagnosis and Treat  Plantar Fasciitis Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Awareness Month and as summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to review the importance of sun protection. Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Not Shown Effective for Warts

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a new technology which utilizes the rapid discharge of high intensity light to treat a variety of dermatologic conditions, such as age spots, broken capillaries and benign pigmented lesions. The advantages of IPL are the lower cost in comparison to laser treatment, without the side effects. It’s efficacy in the [...]