Category Archives for Specific Conditions & Injuries

Osteoporosis

Definition Osteoporosis is Greek for “porous bone,” and a disease characterizedby low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue leading tobone fragility and increased susceptibility to fractures. Thesefractures occur most commonly in the spine, hip and wrist, but canoccur in any bone. Osteoporosis has been called “a pediatric disease with geriatricconsequences,” because the bone […]

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: Fact & Fiction

Background It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), an often painful condition in which the articular cartilage, which serves as a cushion and gliding surface between the bones, deteriorates and wears away. With the aging of our population, it is anticipated that this number will double over the next two […]

Fleet of Foot

Shoes in our culture perform three major functions.  The first is to protect the foot.  The second is to enhance performance and function of the foot in athletics and day to day activities.  The third function serves a cosmetic function for dress and design. The style of the shoes refers to the essential design character […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, One of Today’s Most Common Injuries

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which is brought on by increased pressure in the wrist causing a nerve to be pinched. The nerve reacts to this pressure by sending signals of numbness, tingling and pain to the hand and occasionally the forearm. In most cases, releasing the pressure will […]

Caring for the Diabetic Foot

Improvements have been made in the medical management of diabetes; however the diabetic foot remains vulnerable. In fact, undiscovered diabetics are frequently “found” when a healing ulcer on the foot, patch of gangrene, or minor trauma brings them to the attention of a physician. Of the 12 million diabetic persons in this country, about twenty-five […]

Ankle Sprains

The most common injury in sports involves a sprain of the ankle ligaments located on the outside or lateral aspect of the foot and ankle. Approximately 27,000 ankle sprains occur daily in the United states. Despite the high incidence of ankle sprains, there is a vast variety in treatment recommendations and treatment plans.  The literature […]

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