Tag Archive 'treatment'

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 [...]

Plantar Fasciitis: Patient Training Program Effective

In a new study published in a Hungarian journal, patients with plantar fasciitis were given a complex home training program which included illustrated handouts with stretching exercises, massage, cryotherapy and footwear tips and compared to patients using standard treatments. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Treatment Options for Psoriasis

Two recent studies found effective treatment options for psoriasis patients who did not respond to Enbrel. The drug Enbrel is a commonly used treatment for people with moderate to advanced psoriasis. The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Bunion Information

A bunion is a structural change in the foot, resulting in a bone deformity at the big toe joint. The movement of the 1st metatarsal (long bone on the inside of the foot) toward the center line of the body and the movement of the great toe toward the smaller toes causes a bump to [...]

Stress Fractures: Prevention & Treatments

A stress fracture is an incomplete break or crack in the bone due to repetitive stress. Stress fractures in the foot are most commonly caused by overuse. Running on a hard surface, increasing speed, duration and intensity of training abruptly and over-training are all common causes in athletes. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

New Treatment for Psoriasis More Effective Than Enbrel

The results of a new study, published in this week’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found Stelara™ to be more effective than Enbrel® in the treatment of psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by the build-up of dead skin cells, resulting in plaques and scales on the elbows, knees and scalp. [...]

Ganglion Cysts

A ganglionic cyst  is a fluid filled sac arising from the lining of a tendon or joint. The most common cause is excess stress is one area due to shoe rub or faulty foot mechanics (abnormal joint or tendon function). Abnormal stress can weaken the lining of the tendon or joint capsule, resulting in an [...]

What is a Wart?

A wart is a growth which occurs on the skin as a result of an infection by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts commonly develop on the feet and the hands , especially within the thickened areas of the skin. Warts are more common in children and the elderly. There are many different [...]

Novel Procedure for Heel Pain

At the 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in December, Italian radiologists presented results from their study of a novel treatment for plantar fasciitis. Dr. Luca M. Sconfienza and his research team evaluated 44 patients with plantar fasciitis who were unresponsive to therapy. Each patient had a Social [...]