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One of the more common treatments for certain foot maladies is the use of an orthotic. An orthotic is a custom fitted shoe insert designed by a podiatrist. While a store-bought shoe insert can help with your specific problem, the orthotic is often the best bet. Conditions that orthotics treat include: Plantar Fasciitis – an...

Posted by on in Medical Myths
Cabbage Not Just for Cole Slaw? One of my mom’s favorite remedies for ankle sprains was to wrap cabbage around the ankle joint for an hour or more to help decrease inflammation.  This would often be repeated for a second time later in the day.  However, what does literature say about this natural home remedy? Interestingly enough, cabbage has been used in...
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Harrison Ford Puts a Twist on New Star Wars Movie  UPDATE: "Breaking news! (Foot pun intended.) Harrison Ford apparently broke his leg when he fell! Good thing he got checked out by a doctor, and didn't just assume it was a sprain. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery!" -Dr. Putnam Harrison Ford was injured on the set of the new Star Wars movie this...
Top Foot Faults  on St. Patty’s Day It’s that time of year again, the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade is right around the corner. Years of experience have taught the doctors and staff that there are just certain types of foot injuries that seem to occur on St. Patrick's day, and no, they are not all caused by too much green beer! Be...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
Ankle arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the ankle joint that in most cases results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Ankle arthritis like many other types of arthritis is a condition that is thought to affect older adults however, it is important to note that there is no age limit...
When one sprains their ankle, the ligaments stretch. In fact, there are micro-tears of the ligament fibers.If not treated immediately,scar tissue can form between these torn fibers.This will lead to a very tight and painful ankle and makes it more difficult to treat. If you sprain your ankle, remember: RICE: rest, ice, compression (ace wrap) and...

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