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treatment of instep pain

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Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Depends on stage: The early stages of charcot are usually treated with a cast or cast boot to protect the foot and ankle. Rest and stabilization of the area are a key. ... Read More
Dr. George Tsatsos
38 years experience Podiatry
Immobilization : Immobilization with a crow boot ( custom made total contact cast) & control of the diabetes. Once stabilized-then surgical treatment may be contemplat ... Read More
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Dr. Brent Rubin
41 years experience Podiatry
Charcot: Treatment of Charcot depends on the clinical presentation. If acute treatment is immobilization nonweight bearing until the swelling subsides. Chron ... Read More

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Stay off the foot: Would be most important. Do not walk on an active charcot foot. Some docs believe in giving bisphosphanate therapy though there is no conclusive evide ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
Rest & Stabilize: Charcot foot, or neuropathic arthropathy is best diagnosed and treated early. You want to rest and stabilize the foot. This can include bedrest and ... Read More
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Walking cast: The good news is that you can weight bear in a total contact cast, even in the early stages of charcot foot. Non-weight bearing is not necessary if yo ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Photo: Without a phot the term "foot rot" is not a known medical term; however, i suspect that you may have a fungal foot infection such as tinea pedis ( ath ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Try using OTC: Antifungal creams like tinactin, (tolnaftate) Lamisil etc. Follow up with ur dr if u have no improvement or it gets worse. Best wishes! http://www.cap ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. One also may require crutches and anti-inflammatories.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Primarily : Staying off the foot, non weight bearing is the key. Unfortunately, there is not much else. There is some debate whether the bisphosphanates medicatio ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
Usually topicals: Athletes foot is often best treated using topical creams. Best is terbinafine cream used twice a day for two weeks. You also want to make sure you dis ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Toe pain: A bit difficult to say, but this could be gout. A painful, red toe with no other joint pains or known injury can be a sign of gout.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Rest: Ice compression elevation antiinflammatory if not contraindicated.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Antifungals: I don't know what you mean by "home treatments, " but there are many over-the-counter antifungal medications that can be used at home. In addition, i ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Anti-fungal cream: Athlete's foot is a fungus infection of the skin. The fungus is somewhat contagious, but it is hard to tell how much contact one must have with t ... Read More
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