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Five Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated with Heel Lifts
Five Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated with Heel Lifts

How does a heel lift change the function of the foot and ankle? This article explores the effect of a heel lift on foot and ankle function.

Using the Malleoloc Brace for treatment of CMT

Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) is an inherited neuromuscular disorder that causes foot drop and lateral ankle instability. It's a rare case when I see someone with an inherited neuromuscular condition respond to over-the-counter (OTC) bracing. Inherited neuromuscular conditions like CMT usually require the use of custom made prescription braces like an ankle foot orthotic (AFO). But every once in a while - you just never know.

Peroneus brevis tear - the reason for chronic pain.

How do you diagnose a peroneal tendon tear? This article explores the diagnosis and treatment options for peroneus brevis tendon tears.

My MRI says I have bone edema.  How long will it take to heal?
My MRI says I have bone edema. How long will it take to heal?

Bone edema is the term used by doctors (radiologists) to describe swelling within bone. Bone swelling is typically identified on MRI and is the result of either a direct injury to bone or load bearing that is greater than what can be sustained by the bone (stress injuries). Bone edema can also be found secondary to an inflammatory injury of bone. Inflammatory injuries include various forms of infection or arthritis.