At our Austin Podiatry Center, we have three lasers in our office. Two are reasonably attractive pieces of equipment. The third, an ugly duckling laser, has a design that only … Read More “An Ugly Laser for Beautiful Toenails”
A New Treatment for Stubborn Heel Pain
Most heel pain can be cured without surgery. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for heel pain. Many times heel pain treatment consists of many different types of treatments and … Read More “A New Treatment for Stubborn Heel Pain”
Too Much of a Good Thing?
There was an interesting article recently in the New York Times entitled “Big Baby, Smart Kid.” The article notes that about half of all births in the United States are … Read More “Too Much of a Good Thing?”
The Blow Dryer-Athlete’s Foot Connection
When you have been in practice for some time you start getting feedback from your patients. It is very interesting to hear what sticks with patients and also to hear … Read More “The Blow Dryer-Athlete’s Foot Connection”
High Deductibles Are Not The Answer!
There are many things that can be done to improve the American healthcare system; high insurance deductibles are not one of them.
I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?
Almost every day people show up in my office with orthotics they just can’t wear. Some of these were made by doctors who claim that they are experts in making … Read More “I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?”
Why Did My Toenails Get a Fungus Infection – Again?
It’s a story we are hearing more and more now that many people have had success getting rid of their fungal toenails with either the laser or medication. The nails … Read More “Why Did My Toenails Get a Fungus Infection – Again?”
Leg Length and Back Pain – Is There a Connection?
Sometimes the popular press is ahead of medical practice. There was an article in Vogue magazine last month entitled “Uneven Ground” which the sub-headline describes as, “slight imbalances in our … Read More “Leg Length and Back Pain – Is There a Connection?”
Why I Don’t Recommend Triple Antibiotic Ointment Anymore
A few years ago at our national meeting, I heard a report about increasing problems with one of the ingredients in “triple antibiotic” ointment, brand name Neosporin. At that time … Read More “Why I Don’t Recommend Triple Antibiotic Ointment Anymore”
The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications
On the outside chance that you don’t follow the MDDI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) Journal, I would like to tell you about something that I recently saw that was … Read More “The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications”
Are You Kidding Me?
Perhaps you have read articles about the new ICD-10 diagnosis code system which is going to be implemented in the United States by October 1, 2014. Every condition a doctor … Read More “Are You Kidding Me?”
I Have a Painful Corn and a Really Large Deductible!
Okay, you have a monstrous unmet deductible. You also have a really annoying corn on your foot which is driving you crazy. What to do? Hospital and outpatient surgery centers … Read More “I Have a Painful Corn and a Really Large Deductible!”
What Does Dr. Oz Know About Bunion Surgery?
The short answer: about as much I know about cardiac surgery! That’s the problem. In todays’ world, an “expert” in one thing is somehow an expert on things they know … Read More “What Does Dr. Oz Know About Bunion Surgery?”
Is There Any Health Risk To Not Treating Toenail Fungus?
A reader of the New York Times posed the question to their “Ask Well” blog: “Is there any health risk to allowing a toenail fungus to exist untreated over the … Read More “Is There Any Health Risk To Not Treating Toenail Fungus?”
Standing At Your Desk On Purpose!
If you are one of the growing numbers of people who are standing or walking their way through the work day at your standup or treadmill desk, there are a … Read More “Standing At Your Desk On Purpose!”