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Shockwave Therapy and Other Treatment Options for Foot Neuromas

Foot neuromas occur when an intermetatarsal nerve (see right) is irritated and becomes inflamed. Prolonged irritation of the nerve causes thickening and sometimes scarring. It most commonly occurs between the 2-3 or 3-4 metatarsal spaces in the ball of the foot, but the pain often radiates into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th toes. The pain is generally worse when walking,

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Shockwave Therapy to Treat Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis (Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendinopathy) has been documented as the most common overuse injury treated in sports medicine clinics. Achilles tendon injuries can be frustrating to treat as the healing process can be slow and often involves rest. Other common treatment plans include heel lifts, arch supports or orthotics, stretching, eccentric strengthening and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Today we will look

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Nail Fungus Laser treatment to get rid of stubborn fungal toenail infections

Fungal nail infections are renowned for being stubborn and persistent, and are the single most common nail disorder in adults. In medical language we refer to these infections as onychomycosis. There are various treatment options for fungal toenails, however treatment is notoriously arduous to perform or toxic to the body. This includes topical treatment, oral medications and permanent removal of

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Shockwave Therapy: An exciting new treatment for stubborn musculoskeletal conditions

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), although sounding like an experimental form of psychotherapy, is actually the new buzz treatment for those difficult-to-treat, painful overuse or sports injuries. Shockwave therapy has been around for a quarter of a century now, but was originally used for breaking up kidney stones, known as lithotripsy. Shockwave therapy is used to treat many musculoskeletal injuries, and

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New therapies for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a review of current clinical trials.

Diabetic foot ulcers are a common problem in clinical practice and one of the most common complications in diabetic patients, often leading to amputation and hospitalization. Although there are a number of options for coadjuvant therapy for diabetic foot ulcers, a considerable number of patients remain unhealed after 12 weeks of treatment and, in general, rates of healing remain low.

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Laura RabjohnsNew therapies for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a review of current clinical trials.