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Archive for "July, 2017"

Custom-Made Orthoses Could Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

New research on custom-made in-shoe orthoses shows that when foot shape and barefoot plantar pressures are supported, foot ulcers occur less frequently. As wound care podiatrists in Irvine, we know that this is welcome news for many diabetics who suffer from frequent foot wounds and are in search of finding better ways to prevent ulcers.The research, […]

Flat Feet

Also known as fallen arches or pes planus, flat feet is a medical condition characterized by the collapse of the foot arch. When a patient has flat feet, the sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the floor surface.

Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Technology

Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Technology with OssaTron is a high energy shock wave system with low energy intensity, that provides a non-surgical alternative for patients diagnosed with chronic proximal plantar fasciopathy (severe heel pain), usually referred to as fasciitis.  Using a unique process known as Orthotripsy, the OssaTron emits shock waves, similar to those used to treat kidney stones, in an […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is a condition of inflammation and irritation of the large tendon in the back of the foot. Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or similar sports related injury that can develop from jumping, intense exercise, overuse, or similar activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles.

Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures can range from avulsion injuries to severe breaks of the fibula, tibia, or both. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually.

Ankle Sprains

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; annually, approximately one million individuals visit a physician about injury to the ankle. And ankle sprains are frequently the reason. The most common location of sprains is the foot. Sprains often occur when you force the joint out of its normal position, when […]

Arthritis

There are three types of arthritis that may affect your ankle or foot. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately several treatment options are available.

Athlete’s Foot

Although athlete’s foot may look like a rash or even an allergic reaction, it’s actually an infection of the feet caused by fungus. Because athlete’s foot could be mistaken for other conditions, it’s important to know all the possible signs and symptoms of this particular type of fungal infection. The most common symptoms of athlete’s […]

Calluses

Calluses develop when the skin tries to protect itself against pressure and friction. If you are diabetic or have a condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications arising from calluses.

Claw Toes

Our toes can bend and flex impressively well and with a high degree of sensitivity. Some people are even talented enough to grab objects or take up a pen with their feet! When our digits remain bent, however, that usefulness turns into a strange-looking and often painful condition. Claw toes often look like their name […]