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Ask-a-podiatrist -- blog support for foot and ankle Jeffrey A. Oster, DPMproblems

How to use our telemedicine tools to solve foot and ankle problems.

Hi, I'm Dr. Oster.  I'm a board certified podiatrist with 35 years of practice experience.  In addition to my role as medical advisor to Myfootchop.com, I also work as a...

Clinical tools for foot and ankle providers – advanced practice providers

APP patient guidelines, anatomy images x-rays and moreAPP guideliens for lower extremity health

One of my roles as a hospital based podiatrist is mid-level provider oversight.  Our hospital utilizes both PA’s and NP’s to see the majority of patients in our orthopedics and wound care clinics.  Our team based approach has been successful in...

Illegal Shoes – A Self-Limiting Problem

First, it was the four-minute mile.  Who could possibly run a mile in under four minutes?  That record was broken by Sir Roger Bannister in 1954.  And this month another record was broken – the 2-hour marathon.  In this extraordinary race held this month in Vienna, Austria, both the men’s and women’...

Saying NO to Diabetes

Walking, sunshine and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.walking for diabetes

Walking – how could something so simple be so effective?  Robert Roy Britt in his Medium article entitled The Case for Walking – small steps yield big benefits, focuses on studies that prove that point. Britt describes the work of Brigham and W...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)

Part 3 - Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Objective -

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of both type 1 (T2DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes.  Diabetes causes a number of different neuropathic complications to include sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic...