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Evaluate the patient’s foot pain.  Is there any: History of trauma? Chronic or acute pain? Obvious swelling or deformity? Appropriate range of motion? Point tenderness? Neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease?…

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Update 11/1/2018: APMA celebrated another major advocacy win today as CMS released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule. The final rule did not include the originally proposed podiatry-specific E/M…

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South Carolina.  On May 17, 2018, South Carolina signed into law H 3622, an updated podiatry scope-of-practice act to allow doctors of podiatric medicine to medically and surgically treat the ankle, and…

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Recently I have had resistance from patients when it comes to custom orthotic therapy.  One expressed to me that he would rather perform exercises to help his pronation.  He felt…

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OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage—the connective tissue…

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People with diabetes are prone to many foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor blood circulation.  Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet,…

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