A Closer Look At Myofascial Release Techniques For Soft Tissue Pathology

Often after various tendon or ligament injuries, it is important to start some form of active or passive range of motion (ROM) through physical therapy to target collagen fiber alignment, strengthening, and prevention of postoperative scarring and adhesions One modality I use to aid in this is some form of hands-on or instrument- assisted soft… Read More

Emerging Insights On Interdigital Neuromas And Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Richard Jacoby, DPM, and Chad Thomas, DPM The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes is increasing at a startling rate, and there is a high occurrence of neuroma pain with patients who exhibit symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Taking a closer look at the research and offering insights from their own experience, these authors suggest… Read More

Emerging Insights On Shoe Recommendations For Patients

Author(s): Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Laura Bohman, DPM When patients come into the office with heel pain, tendonitis and/or capsulitis, it can be easy to convince them to stretch, massage, take anti-inflammatories, rest and use orthotics. What can often be a struggle is to alter the shoes they choose to wear as this can… Read More

How to Choose Footwear

Ask 10 people what they look for in a pair of shoes, and you may well get 10 different answers. But ask 10 podiatrists what they recommend in shoes for people with diabetes, and you’ll probably get about the same answer 10 times, with “good fit” near the top of most lists. People with diabetes… Read More


Authors: Alexander K.C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD Citation: Leung AKC, Barankin B. Pitted Keratolysis. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2017.e1.http://www.consultant360.com/articles/pitted-keratolysis. A 17-year-boy presented with a 6-month history of malodorous lesions on the soles of both feet. Soaking of the feet in water tended to exacerbate the appearance of the lesions. The patient was very active… Read More


Authors: Alexander K. C. Leung, MD Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Benjamin Barankin, MD Toronto Dermatology Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Citation: Consultant. 2017;57(7):439-440. A 77-year-old man presented with swelling of his ankles and the distal third of his legs, which had begun approximately 3 years ago. With time, the swelling had… Read More

Taking Steps Toward Healthy Feet

    Diabetes is notorious for causing foot problems. In fact, it is the number one cause of lower limb amputations in the United States. More than half of the amputations performed each year are caused by diabetes. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to end up losing a limb… Read More

When A Patient Presents With Interdigital Erosion, Mild Erythema And Scaling

Good medical practice is all about prevention. Early detection of simple disorders can lead to prevention of secondary complications as well as a reduction in healthcare costs. A 48-year-old patient presents with a superficial erosion between his toes. He denies pain but reports intermittent bouts of scaling and clear drainage between his toes. Previous treatments… Read More

Recognizing And Treating Lyme Disease In The Lower Extremity

In January this year, when the weather was unusually warm, I decided to go for a hike through Pennsylvania with my husband and dogs. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spotted a tick in the brush. Sure enough, we found several more on our dogs that evening. With mild winter temperatures continuing well into… Read More

A Guide To Cutaneous Manifestations Of Diabetes In The Lower Extremity

Patients with diabetes may be especially susceptible to cutaneous complications including acquired perforating dermatosis, bullous diabeticorum, yellow nails and calciphylaxis. This author provides a guide to diagnosis and treatment of common cutaneous manifestations. Most, if not all, patients with diabetes will develop skin complications in the course of their disease due to its effect on… Read More