June 2023

Leg length discrepancy

Leg length discrepancy (LLD)

Leg length discrepancy (LLD)   Exciting times are ahead of us now that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the landscape of healthcare. Medical devices and prosthetic capabilities will become very intuitive with exceptional capabilities embracing change and incredible innovations to come. Solving health problems even the common cold is likely to become a part of […]

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Lyme disease

Flip flops and Lyme disease

Happy Father’s Day to all Dads out there Flip flops and Lyme disease   There are so many foot rashes that we see and it’s a common assumption that it is fungal skin infection / athlete’s foot – however this is not always the case of course. Now that the weather is sunny and we

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summer feet

Summer Heat, Summer Feet

Summer Heat, Summer Feet: Common Foot Problems   Summer brings heat, and heat brings a range of foot issues. Several typical foot conditions that cause pain and discomfort can be brought on by sweaty feet and outdoor activities, including toe and foot fungus, blister, hotspots, and swelling. Minor foot problems are common in the summertime,

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Leg Ulcer

Leg Ulcer Classifications

Leg Ulcer Classifications   What is a leg ulcer? A leg ulcer is a full thickness skin loss on the leg or foot due to any cause.  Leg ulcers often arise in conjunction with vascular, arterial, or neuropathic illnesses but can occur in relation with a variety of disease processes.  An acute or chronic leg ulcer

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poison ivy

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac   A substance known as urushiol (yur-oo-shee-aal) can be found in poison ivy, oak, and sumac.  You may develop a rash if you are allergic to this oil.  Almost everyone who comes into contact with this oil develops a rash due to the fact that the majority of people are

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Koilonychia   Soft nails with a spoon-shaped dent are known as koilonychia.  These “spoon nails” often develop gradually.  Nails that are flattened are frequently the first sign of koilonychia.  Finally, an indentation appears.  On your nail bed, the indentation is deep enough to accommodate a drop of water.  Koilonychia typically develops as a result of

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What is Brachyonychia?   The term “racquet nail,” or “brachyonychia,” describes a short nail in which its width is greater than its length. The nail may also have prominent ridges, pigmentation, and an underlying shortened distal phalanx. Racquet nails can show up on any finger or toe, although they typically arise on one or both

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Onychophagia   The medical term for nail biting is onychophagia.  It is a typical stress- or anxiety-related habit in both kids and adults.  It involves biting off the either the finger or toe nail plate, and sometimes the soft tissues of the nail bed and the cuticle as well.  Onychophagia is a type of ‘onychotillomania’, which includes the habit

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