Braces – An Overview

Braces – An Overview The simplest type of brace is a one-piece sleeve made of an elastic rubber – Neoprene that fits snugly around the knee area. Appropriate for use by patients with relatively mild Osteoarthritis, these sleeves, which are available over the counter at most pharmacies, compress the affected area, providing warmth and a…

Patellar Tracking Disorder

Patellar Tracking Disorder Patellar tracking disorder is an imbalance in the knee area that causes the kneecap (Patella) to shift or tilt out of place as the leg bends or straightens. Symptoms include a dull ache under or around the kneecap, or a popping, grinding, slipping, or catching sensation in the kneecap as the knee…

Diabetic Neuropathies

Diabetic Neuropathies Diabetic Neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness – loss of feeling – in the hands, arms, feet, and legs.…

Better Foot Health for Diabetics

Better Foot Health for Diabetics – Dr. David G. Armstrong, DPM Dr David Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at The University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance and the youngest ever podiatrist elected into the American Podiatric Medical Association Hall of Fame. 1. Inspect your feet daily for…