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Diabetic Foot Wounds: Myths, Care and Healing

In my podiatry practice, it goes without saying, I see a lot of foot issues. But for people with diabetes, foot problems and wounds take on a whole different meaning. Usually they are chronic conditions. The way you care for your feet can have a big impact on your lifestyle ...
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Your Ankle Pain: Could It Be Arthritis?

How many times have you stepped off the curb or out of your car the wrong way, and twisted your ankle? Probably more than you’d like to admit! Ankle injuries are pretty common. It’s easy to make a misstep and give yourself a strain or sprain. But as an ankle ...
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Floating Metatarsal Osteotomy

Forefoot ulcers are a chronic problem and have significant morbidity. One out of every 5 foot ulcers results in a leg amputation. With that said, it is so important to get wounds to heal quickly and prevent them from coming back. The statics show that even when we are successful ...
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Navicular Stress Fractures

Michael Jordan suffered a navicular fracture The year is 1985 and Chicago Bull’s Michael Jordan, widely regarded “Greatest of All Time” , sees his foot specialist for foot pain. X-rays were negative and showed no broken bones, but with a CAT scan, which shows X-rays in layers, uncovered a fracture ...
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Many of us have been stuck in traffic and noticed roadside signs or smoke shops advertising for CBD oil. But, does it work? Is it safe? Is it legal? How is it different than marijuana? Well, we are here to tell you that it is legitimate and it works! CBD ...
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What is a Podiatrist?

What is a podiatrist? This is a question that we get a lot. Sometimes we get confused with pediatricians or pathologists because both specialties begin with “P.” Sometimes, we get confused with pedorthists, because we both deal with feet. Other times we get confused with nail care technicians, because that ...
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What’s wrong with Cam Newton’s foot?

Cam Newton sees foot specialist for Lisfranc injury Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton injured his foot during a Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been sidelined due to the injury and hasn’t made progress with this rehabilitation. “I was hiding an injury where I could have ...
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Wound Care Myths

“Wounds need air to heal” is probably something that you have heard your parents or even grandparents say. And, it makes sense. Wounds need oxygen to heal and the air is 21% oxygen. This concept dates back to Hippocrates in 400BC! Back then, they didn’t have many options for wound ...
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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a common issue seen in patients both young and old.  They can be painful, and if not treated appropriately, an infection can occur.  Some will very rarely develop an ingrown toenail, while others struggle with chronic ingrown nails.  The good news is that you don’t have to ...
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It’s cold outside…..

This has been an exceptionally cold winter here in Nebraska.  We are seeing lots of foot problems associated with the cold weather, including thermal injuries such as frostbite.  Your feet need protection in cold conditions!  Not doing so can lead to long-lasting problems. It doesn’t take very long - brief ...
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Charcot Foot

What is Charcot foot? Like diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot foot is one of the many complications that can arise from nerve damage caused by diabetes. The nerve damage, also called peripheral neuropathy, leads to a loss of sensation in the feet and can throw off one’s sense of balance, which can ...
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Even though it is still in the 80’s & 90's, we all know by the shortening days that the best time of year is almost here.  Hunting season! Unfortunately, I have seen many patients whose hunting season or dream trip has been ruined by blisters caused by poor fitting boots, ...
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Its Running Season in Lincoln!

Winter jackets and boots are tucked away in closets and out come shorts and tank-tops!  As the weather warms up in Nebraska, more and more of us are heading outside for leisure and exercise.  That includes the staff at Capital Foot and Ankle. Capital Foot and Ankle is again proud ...
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Clear that fungus before sandal season!

It’s that time of year again – time to break out your sandals and expose those bare feet that have been hidden away in boots and shoes since last summer! Of course, if toenail fungus found you over the winter, you might be tempted to keep your feet in hiding ...
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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

Do your feet hurt? According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, approximately 20 percent of Americans have at least one foot-related problem each year!  Problems range from major foot or ankle fractures to overuse injuries, to toe-nail issues, to complications from diabetes. Each day Americans average 10,000 steps and you need ...
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