News

Each month Dr. Seth Steber creates the Foot Notes newsletter, which provides valuable information on foot health care and an update on what’s happening in their offices. Past issues are also available to download.

Foot Notes

Bunions: What are Bunions? Bunions are common deformities of the feet most frequently located at the great toe joint.

Charcot Foot: The Charcot Foot is an entirely different entity than the neuromuscular disorder Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. A Charcot foot is a deformity stemming from the breakdown of the joints of the foot and ankle secondary to a hyperemic response.

Chronic Ankle Pain: Chronic Ankle Pain is NOT normal and is most often associated with a history of previous ankle injury.

Drop Foot: Your patient has encountered loss of strength of their foot resulting in a drop foot. What are the treatment options for these patients?

Hyprocure: A better name for a flatfoot is actually HYPERPRONATION. This better describes the collapse of the arch.

Morton’s Neuroma: Morton’s neuroma is an inflammation an interdigital nerve in the ball of the foot. It is named after Dr. T. J. Morton, from Philadelphia, but it was first described by the Queen of England’s Chiropodist, Louis Durlacher, in 1845. Literally, a neuroma means a tumor but in this case, it is only a thickening of the nerve tissue.

Nerve Entrapment: Chronic foot and leg pain is one of the most difficult ailments to diagnose and treat as a lower extremity specialist. The underlying etiology needs to be identified.

NeurogenX: We are excited and pleased to announce the addition of NeurogenX therapy as a conservative treatment modality for patients with painful peripheral neuropathy. The NeurogenX treatment has also been effective in patients with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Restless legs and Fibromyalgia.

Peripheral Neuropathy: Do you have a patient or know someone who can’t sleep at night because of burning pain in their feet or lower extremities? The pain is likely stemming from a peripheral neuropathy (PN). Although we most commonly associate peripheral neuropathy with Diabetes, PN may also be caused by metabolic processes, chemotherapy, alcohol abuse and other causes.