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These articles culled from recent issues of Podiatry Management magazine are focused upon the interrelated areas of biomechanics, footwear, and sports podiatry.
Oxycontin and Podiatry
Biomechanics can reduce the need for narcotic analgesia.
Orthotics R Us
Here are some answers to some commonly-asked questions.
When Heel Pain Is Not Plantar Fasciitis
Consider the wide variety of differential diagnoses.
Current Concepts in Lower Extremity Stress Fractures
Treatment is often dependent on how the fracture is classified.
Stilettos and Power: What I Did for...
Love? Money? Power?
Pre-fabricated Insoles and Modifications in Sports Medicine
OTC devices have their place in the treatment of athletes.
Podiatrists’ Role in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Many patients with CMT are never diagnosed.
Prescribing Athletic Footwear and Orthoses: The Game Plan
Here’s a systematic approach to making these important decisions.
Orthotic Treatment of the Adult Acquired Flatfoot
Here’s what you need to know when using FO’s and AFO’s to treat AAF.
Orthotics Coding Q & A
Here are some orthotics FAQ’s plus some current thoughts on ICD-10.
When Does One Bill for L3000 and When for L3020?
It’s time to shelve some antiquated HCPCS definitions.
The Evolution of Foot Orthoses in Sports—Part 3
Here’s a review of the history and research on these devices.
Maintaining Long-Term Patients through Custom Orthotics
These steps will help your practice grow.
Is Podiatry Turning Away from Biomechanics?
There is evidence that the profession may be relinquishing its leadership role in this vital core competency.
The Non-Surgical Treatment of Equinus
If the pathology can be treated conservatively, then the equinus deformity must also be simultaneously treated conservatively.
The Myth of Growing Pains
Single-case studies elucidate the cause of growing pains with a connection to restless leg syndrome.
The Evolution of Socks and Compression Sleeves
These products can facilitate performance and help in injury prevention and recovery.
How Shoes Play a Role in Balance in Older Adults
Selecting the proper shoe and orthoses can prevent falls.
Obamacare and the Fitting of Therapeutic Footwear
The ACA will offer DPMs significantly increased opportunity for providing needed diabetic care.
Undervaluing Services Provided vs. Overcharging Patients
How much should you be charging for orthotics?
What's in a Name (er, Code)?
Here's some advice on selecting the proper orthotic code.
Custom Orthotics: Office Tools for Effective Communication
Education is the key to patient compliance.
Getting up to Speed on Orthotic Therapy
The author outlines a one-year plan for helping new (and not-so-new) DPM's develop expertise in this vital area.
What Happened to American Podiatric Biomechanics?
Why are we abdicating our once dominant role in the field?
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