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Brodsky type 5 - have we overlooked the forefoot?

In Brodsky's classical description of zones affected by diabetic neuropathic arthropathy, he described the primary areas of the foot affected to be the midfoot and rearfoot (types 1,2,3).  How common is neuropathic arthropathy of the forefoot (Brodsky type 5)?  This article explores the fact that Brodsky type 5 (forefoot) may be an overlooked condition in diabetes care.

Medically Guided Shopping ™

Using Medically Guided Shopping™ to select the right products for plantar fasciitismedically guided shopping - plantar fasciitis

I was working with a patient this morning, discussing one of the more common problems that a foot doc sees in practice – plantar fasciitis.  At the conclusion of the discussion, I printed the plantar fasciitis knowl...

May-Thurner Syndrome

Differential diagnosis for unilateral, left leg edemaMay-Thurner Syndrome

I saw a 53 year old female today for left ankle pain and chronic left leg swelling.  Swelling was pitting, meaning that with digital pressure to the skin, when you pull away, your finger leaves a divot, or pit in the skin.  Pitting edema classic...

Foot and Ankle Resources for Providers

Foot and ankle educational resources for patients

How to guide for providers – using the Myfootshop.com foot and ankle knowledge base

As a health care provider, how can you use Myfootshop.com’s foot and ankle knowledge base to benefit your patients?  There’s two ways that are really quick and easy...

Foot Drop - injury to the common peroneal nerve

Foot drop – trauma and treatmentCommon peroneal nerve

Contusion of the common peroneal nerve resulting in foot drop

I saw an interesting case of post-trauma foot drop (peroneal palsy) this week.  The patient was a 24 y/o female who described falling against her car and hitting her right leg on the license plate.  She ...

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