Fighting Shoe Odor

Are you debating whether or not to trash your favorite pair of shoes due to an embarrassing shoe odor? Do you tend to sweat more than other people you know? Hyperhidrosis is a condition where a person sweats excessively, even when the temperature is cool. Those that suffer from hyperhidrosis may have more problems associated […]

Will Orthotics Help Me?

Orthotics are devices that are placed in the shoe to put the foot in a neutral position, or provide cushioning depending on the type of orthotic. Orthotics devices are used in foot conditions such as, flat foot, pes cavus (high arched feet), equinus (muscular imbalance limiting upward motion of foot), hammertoes, limb length difference, diabetes, […]

Don’t Let Your Feet Slow You Down

Swelling or peripheral edema in either one or both lower extremities is a common complaint. Peripheral edema can be caused by a variety of conditions, some of which are benign, while others are more serious. Peripheral edema is seen in many diabetic patients due to damaged capillaries. These capillaries are damaged by increased pressure, and […]

External Fixation History Lesson

External fixation may look very high-tech, and maybe even scary. However, external fixation has been used in one way or another since almost 2400 years ago. External fixation techniques were described by Hippocrates, and were used in treating tibia fractures. External fixation is a minimally invasive technique to reduce displaced fractures. Jean François Malgaigne was […]