• Happy Halloween from PACI!

    Happy Halloween from PACI!

    Happy Halloween from PACI!

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  • Diabetic Foot Care

    Diabetic Foot Care

    Statistics from the American Diabetes Association shows that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population of the US has Diabetes. There are 1.5 million Americans newly diagnosed every year, and diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in 2015 in the United States. Diabetes affects the entire body including skin, nerves,

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  • Achilles Tendon Pain

    Achilles Tendon Pain

    Achilles Tendonitis The achilles tendon is a thick rope-like structure that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The purpose of this strong tendon is to allow us to stand on our toes and propel our body when walking and running. The use, and sometimes overuse, of this muscle-tendon-bone complex can lead to pain

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  • Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

    Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

    Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis A common foot complaint is pain in the bottom of the heel. This is often referred to as heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. It commonly is painful the first few steps in the morning or after rest. It tends to get worse the longer one stands during the

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  • Arthroscopic Approach to Posterior Ankle Impingement

    Arthroscopic Approach to Posterior Ankle Impingement

    Written by: Dr. Michael H. Theodoulou, DPM and Dr. Laura Bohman, DPM INTRODUCTION Posterior impingement syndrome is often synonymous with the terms posterior talar compression syndrome, os trigonum syndrome, posterior ankle block, nutcracker- type impingement, and posterior tibiotalar impingement syndrome. Frequently, it is associated with the presence of an accessory ossicle known as the os

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  • Emerging Insights On First Ray Hypermobility

    Emerging Insights On First Ray Hypermobility

    Podiatry Today http://www.podiatrytoday.com/emerging-insights-first-ray-hypermobility Author(s): Laura Bohman, DPM,AACFAS, and Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS Introduction Hypermobility of the first ray is a critical component in addressing hallux valgus. Accordingly, these authors examine the research on assessing hypermobility and discuss pertinent considerations in achieving optimal surgical correction while preventing recurrence. There has been wide ranging discussion on

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  • Can Ankle Instability Contribute To Plantar Fasciitis?

    Can Ankle Instability Contribute To Plantar Fasciitis?

    Podiatry Today Author(s): Laura Bohman, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM Introduction Plantar fasciitis is a well-known pathology to most foot and ankle specialists. A systematic review performed by Landorf and Menz found that heel pain affects 7 percent of people over 65, makes up one-quarter of all foot injuries in runners, and accounts for 1

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  • A Closer Look At New Developments In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    A Closer Look At New Developments In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    http://www.podiatrytoday.com/closer-look-new-developments-treating-achilles-tendon-ruptures   Author(s): Laura Bohman, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM Introduction One can consider an Achilles rupture to be chronic or neglected approximately four to six weeks after the initial injury. This is due to the retraction of the tendon ends and the beginning scar formation in the area void of tendon.1 Conservative treatment of

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  • Emerging Insights On Shoe Recommendations For Patients

    Emerging Insights On Shoe Recommendations For Patients

    Podiatry Today Author(s):Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Laura Bohman, DPM When patients come into the office with heel pain, tendonitis and/or capsulitis, it can be easy to convince them to stretch, massage, take anti-inflammatories, rest and use orthotics. What can often be a struggle is to alter the shoes they choose to wear as this

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  • Emerging Concepts In Treating Freiberg’s Infraction

    Emerging Concepts In Treating Freiberg’s Infraction

    Podiatry Today Author(s): Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Laura Bohman, DPM Freiberg’s infraction refers to pain at the second metatarsal head with arthritic changes visible on radiographic images.1 Despite the condition being discovered in 1914, the etiology of bone and cartilage degeneration with arthritic changes remains unproven. Possible etiologies include overt trauma, microtrauma, vascular disruption,

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