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Creative Wound Healing

Having a wound can be a very frustrating, time consuming and potentially limb or life threatening event in one’s life. Every wound should decrease in size by at least 50% in one month. If this does not occur, it is important for the wound care team to reevaluate ways to optimize the patient’s ability to …

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Bone Spur Myth.

Heel pain can often be debilitating and painful, interfering with our daily activities and ability to get our regular daily tasks done. Most types of heel pain can be avoided by wearing good shoes with a stiff sole that does not weaken when trying to bend the shoe from heel to toe like a taco …

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Fall Prevention

Every 1 second, an older adult falls. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall in the US. This does not include all those who are injured. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 older adults report falling each year. It is Easy to Prevent Falls: Make sure paths are well lit, consider …

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Mycosis

Mycosis

A very common condition of the toenail is nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis.  This can occur in people of all ages and at times can be seen in immunocompromised individuals, such as those with diabetes or vascular disease. If severe enough, nail disease can lead to embarrassing moments during which patients attempt to hide …

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What Is An Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails are a common nuisance but easy to treat. However, the potential of things going south during self-treatment is high, especially when they get infected. According to doctors, ingrown toenails are a common occurrence, with two in every ten people looking to get ingrown toenail treatment. But, what exactly is an ingrown toenail? Ingrown …

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Patient Copartnership

While we want our providers to address our health problems and concerns, it is important to realize that in today’s ever-changing health care environment, we must take ownership over our own health care.  Our wellness is really a co-partnership between our providers and ourselves. To enhance your visit to your doctor, it is recommended that …

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Wound Healing Tips

Wound Healing Tips

Healing a wound or ulceration can be a frustrating and challenging experience for patients, their families and even the providers on the wound care team. A comprehensive approach to healing is recommended and often incorporates a podiatrist, vascular surgeon, primary care physician, infectious disease specialist and dietician.  The podiatrists at Valley Foot Care, Inc. are …

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foot pain

Foot Pain

Orthotics are insoles uniquely prescribed by your doctor to meet the needs and demands of your feet. Similar to prescription eyeglasses custom foot orthotics (CFO) provide a means of improving foot function. While orthotics may not cure all foot and leg conditions, they can serve as an excellent first line conservative treatment option either delaying …

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Morton’s Neuroma

First described in 1940, this refers to the abnormal thickening of a nerve in the foot which is aggravated by pressure and movement from bones in the foot known as metatarsals. Further aggravation of the nerve occurs when it is dragged across a ligament deep in the foot known as the deep transverse metatarsal ligament. …

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