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Foot and Ankle Disorders

Oct 1, 2015 Issue
Focused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Better Than Placebo to Relieve Pain in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis [POEMs]

In this study, unlike others, patients with chronic plantar fasciitis treated with extra-corporeal shock wave therapy had greater pain relief than those treated with placebo.


May 15, 2014 Issue
Enlarging, Painful Nodule Under the Toenail [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Aug 1, 2013 Issue
Diabetic Foot Infections [Article]

Diabetic foot infection, defined as soft tissue or bone infection below the malleoli, is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus leading to hospitalization and the most frequent cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputation. Diabetic foot infections are diagnosed clinically based on the...


Jun 15, 2012 Issue
Update on Acute Ankle Sprains [Article]

Ankle sprains are a common problem seen by primary care physicians, especially among teenagers and young adults. Most ankle sprains are inversion injuries to the lateral ankle ligaments, although high sprains representing damage to the tibiofibular syndesmosis are becoming increasingly recognized. P...


Oct 15, 2011 Issue
Diagnosis of Heel Pain [Article]

Heel pain is a common presenting symptom in ambulatory clinics. There are many causes, but a mechanical etiology is most common. Location of pain can be a guide to the proper diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to medial plantar heel pain, especially wit...


Oct 15, 2011 Issue
Managing Intoeing in Children [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Intoeing can be accurately diagnosed using a history, physical examination, and torsional profile.


Sep 15, 2011 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis [Article]

Plantar fasciitis, a self-limiting condition, is a common cause of heel pain in adults. It affects more than 1 million persons per year, and two-thirds of patients with plantar fasciitis will seek care from their family physician. Plantar fasciitis affects sedentary and athletic populations. Obesity...


Jan 1, 2011 Issue
Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention [Article]

Stress fractures are common injuries in athletes and military recruits. These injuries occur more commonly in lower extremities than in upper extremities. Stress fractures should be considered in patients who present with tenderness or edema after a recent increase in activity or repeated activity w...


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle [Article]

This article provides an overview of the various types of tendinopathies affecting the foot and ankle, and outlines diagnosis and treatment of specific injuries.


May 1, 2009 Issue
Custom vs. Prefabricated Orthoses for Foot Pain [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo or sham, custom-made foot orthoses modestly reduce foot pain from pes cavus (high arch), arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and painful hallux valgus. However, there is no evidence that custom orthoses are more effective than prefabricated ones.


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