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Foot and Ankle Disorders

Sep 1, 2001 Issue
Over-the-Counter Foot Remedies [Article]

Several effective and inexpensive over-the-counter treatments are available for minor but troubling foot problems. In most cases, one week of therapy with topical terbinafine is effective for interdigital tinea pedis. Treatment of plantar warts with 17 percent salicylic acid with lactic acid in a co...


Feb 1, 2001 Issue
Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis [Article]

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain in adults. The disorder classically presents with pain that is particularly severe with the first few steps taken in the morning. In general, plantar fasciitis is a self-limited condition. However, symptoms usually resolve more quickly when the interv...


Jan 1, 2001 Issue
Management of Ankle Sprains [Article]

Without adequate care, acute ankle trauma can result in chronic joint instability. Use of a standardized protocol enhances the management of ankle sprains. In patients with grades I or II sprains, emphasis should be placed on accurate diagnosis, early use of RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevatio...


May 1, 1999 Issue
Fractures of the Proximal Fifth Metatarsal [Article]

Fractures of the proximal portion of the fifth metatarsal may be classified as avulsions of the tuberosity or fractures of the shaft within 1.5 cm of the tuberosity. Tuberosity avulsion fractures cause pain and tenderness at the base of the fifth metatarsal and follow forced inversion during plantar...


Apr 15, 1999 Issue
Plantar Fasciitis and Other Causes of Heel Pain [Article]

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It is usually caused by a biomechanical imbalance resulting in tension along the plantar fascia. The diagnosis is typically based on the history and the finding of localized tenderness. Treatment consists of medial arch support, anti-inflammat...


Jul 01, 1998 Issue
Lisfranc Injury of the Foot: A Commonly Missed Diagnosis [Article]

Lisfranc joint injuries are rare, complex and often misdiagnosed. Typical signs and symptoms include pain, swelling and the inability to bear weight. Clinically, these injuries vary from mild sprains to fracture-dislocations. On physical examination, swelling is found primarily over the midfoot regi...


Jun 1, 1998 Issue
The Charcot Foot in Diabetes: Six Key Points [Article]

The Charcot foot commonly goes unrecognized, particularly in the acute phase, until severe complications occur. Early recognition and diagnosis, immediate immobilization and a lifelong program of preventive care can minimize the morbidity associated with this potentially devastating complication of ...


Mar 15, 1998 Issue
Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Prevention, Diagnosis and Classification [Article]

Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Management of the diabetic foot requires a thorough knowledge of the major risk factors for amputation, ...


Feb 1, 1998 Issue
The Injured Ankle [Article]

Ankle injuries are common presenting complaints in both emergency departments and family physicians' offices. Approximately 1 million ankle injuries occur annually in the United States; most of them are sprains resulting from inversion injuries. Treatment options differ according to the grade of inj...


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