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Foot and Ankle Disorders

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.


Feb 15, 2009 Issue
Management of the Ingrown Toenail [Article]

Ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, most commonly affects the great toenail. Many anatomic and behavioral factors are thought to contribute to ingrown toenails, such as improper trimming, repetitive or inadvertent trauma, genetic predisposition, hyperhidrosis, and poor foot hygiene. Conservative tr...


Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Becaplermin (Regranex) for Diabetic Foot Ulcers [STEPS]

Although patients treated with becaplermin are more likely to experience complete and faster ulcer healing than patients continuing good wound care alone, the increased risk of cancer mortality and significant cost outweigh the possible benefits in most patients.


Jul 1, 2008 Issue
Diabetic Foot Infection [Article]

Foot infections are common in patients with diabetes and are associated with high morbidity and risk of lower extremity amputation. Diabetic foot infections are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and beta-hemolytic streptococci, are the mos...


Dec 1, 2007 Issue
NSAIDs vs. Acetaminophen for the Treatment of Ankle Sprains [AFP Journal Club]

Are NSAIDs better than acetaminophen for ankle sprains? Extended-release acetaminophen provides equivalent analgesia and return to activity as an NSAID in patients with mild to moderate ankle sprains. All NSAIDs have equivalent analgesic effect.


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