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Podiatry (Definition)

Podiatry (or podiatric medicine) is the field devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her doctorate level education and residency training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ...Read more


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I need some tips on dealing with ligament laxity?

I need some tips on dealing with ligament laxity?

Follow your docs --: Advise fully. Generally the ligaments gradually tighten as one grows older; pt to be done as advised ; supplemented with home exercises plan to be carried out without fail. All these activities are helpful due to increased strength in the muscles, so as to counter the effects of the laxity of the ligaments. Any episodes of dislocations/subluxations should be promptly reported to your orthopod. ...Read more

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How common is the use of cardiovascular agents in podiatric practice?

How common is the use of cardiovascular agents in podiatric practice?

DON'T RX: We as podiatrists should not be prescribing those drugs. That's within the realm of other specialists. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How can ligmentous laxity of shoulder be cured two years after encountering the problem and haven't taken any treatment yet.

How can ligmentous laxity of shoulder be cured two years after encountering the problem and haven't taken any treatment yet.

Shoulder Laxity: You need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment and possible referral to orthopedics. ...Read more

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Any doctor know if my problem of the laxity of the extensor tendons have any solution? Thanks. Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=s02aqya8uds

Any doctor know if my problem of the laxity of the extensor tendons have any solution? Thanks.   Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=s02aqya8uds

Not sure : What the problem is actually. Do you have a functional disability with grip? The extension at the mcp joints appears a little exaggerated but if there is no pain, your grip is normal and there are no other joints involved it may not be significant. If you do have an issue with the function of your hands or other joints involved it might be wise to see a rheuatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Podiatry: i moved to having rugs in the residence to hardwood. Can i get flat feet (never a problem before) from this hard floor walking surface?

Podiatry: i moved to having rugs in the residence to hardwood. Can i get flat feet (never a problem before) from this hard floor walking surface?

Hereditory: Flatfeet are not from you changing what's on your floor at your house. Flatfeet is either congenital or an developmental orthopedic issue. Therefore, it can develop over. Flatfeet can lead to a number of lower extremity problems. Consult your local area podiatrist for treatment plans. ...Read more

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Im suffering with ligament laxity .. I have sever back pain n frequently fall down coz there is ligament laxity in foot so please give me some suggestion?

Im suffering with ligament laxity ..
I have sever back pain n frequently fall down coz there is ligament laxity in foot so please give me some suggestion?

Brace vs surgery : A brace can be helpful but if a ligament is truly torn (mri?), an ankle reconstruction could be of more long term benefit. ...Read more

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I have a problem of ligament laxity after a long walk i get bruises on my knees and inner arch of the feet..why is that so n is a long walk gud for me?

I have a problem of ligament laxity after a long walk i get bruises on my knees and inner arch of the feet..why is that so n is a long walk gud for me?

If U have flat feet-: -when U have pronated feet, when Ur feet strike the ground & get in 2 the stance stage of running they collapse & can cause bruising of the inner foot, & it causes a medial (inside)aspect of the knees which can lead 2 medial ccollateral ligament strain which would feel like a bruise. U need 2 start with evaluation of Ur feet & have custom inserts. Podiatrist or orthopedist, Ur choice ...Read more

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Does anyone know a podiatrist who specializes in children's feet problems?

Does anyone know a podiatrist who specializes in children's feet problems?

Sure: I have no idea where you live though. Most podiatrists can help with childrens feet. There are a couple who even subspecialize in kids. If you go to oa regular podiatrist and they can't help you - they would be more than happy to refer you to a colleague who handles difficult cases. ...Read more

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I have been plagued with foot problems over the past month, mostly bottom of feet. Went to new podiatrist and don't feel he is helping me get better.

I have been plagued with foot problems over the past month, mostly bottom of feet. Went to new podiatrist and don't feel he is helping me get better.

Try another...: Sometimes a doctor and a patient aren't a good fit just like anything else in life. Another doctor will get to the bottom of it no doubt. Don't worry ...Read more

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I have my foot wrapped in glue and tape for a ligament problem. It's itching how can I make it stop? A podiatrist wrapped my foot.

I have my foot wrapped in glue and tape for a ligament problem. It's itching how can I make it stop? A podiatrist wrapped my foot.

Remove the tape. : It's apparent you're having an allergic reaction to the tape or glue. Remove the tape to stop the reaction. If you feel feel it's necessary to leave the tape in place, you may try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to ameliorate the itching. ...Read more

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I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

Evaluation.: There is a host of conditions that can be responsible for both sore toes and sore feet. A pinched nerve would not be at the top of the list, but it is certainly a consideration. A more complete history and assessment are needed to isolate the true problem. if the symptoms are indeed due to a back problem, most specialists should be able to make the call. ...Read more

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Does medical insurance cover podiatry?

Yes: In the majority of cases, most podiatry services are covered. Keep in mind that certain individual services may not be covered, even though others provided by a podiatrist might normally be paid for by your insurance plan. ...Read more

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In podiatry, what does MS mean after dpm?

In podiatry, what does MS mean after dpm?

MS: Ms is not specific to podiatry but rather to any individual that has obtained a 'masters of science' degree. ...Read more

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Is ligament laxity a disease?

Is ligament laxity a disease?

Yes or no: Ligament laxity can be a manifestation of a disease (usually hereditary) but most often, it is just the way you are made. Some people are loose-jointed and some are naturally stiff. ...Read more

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