Katherine E. Chou DPM

Medical science has advanced to provide many small tools for scanning the interior of the human body. Medical professionals can easily see lesions and access biopsy areas with a small scanning probe, such as a BK-8808. This probe resembles a common pen with two small buttons on the side. Workers place the probe into a patient’s rectal areas to examine the prostate and surrounding tissues. However, the BK-8808 probe may require repair over time, since it is used in a variety of different medical procedures. Unfortunately the design of FiveFingers does not accommodate webbed toes or Syndactyly. We are unable to make custom FiveFingers to fit specific foot needs.Â

When foot-and-mouth disease swept through the British countryside in early 2001, more than 10 million sheep, cattle and pigs were slaughtered to control the disease. Despite the devastation, the disease was contained within ten months in part owing to the availability in that country of finely detailed farm data, which enabled mathematical modelers to make accurate predictions about the spread of the disease and suggest optimal ways of managing it. While peripheral edema can be a harmless sign of aging, it can also be a sign of a more serious health problem. Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet can be a sign of congestive heart, liver or kidney failure.foot conditions pictures

Surgery may be required if the PTTD discomfort and related disability cannot be relieved with non-surgical treatment. The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and/or re-establish stability in the arch of the foot and provide better function. The degree of PTTD is assessed by combining all of the findings from the physical exam and diagnostic studies to determine the condition of the tendon and the state of the associated bone structures. The level and type of surgery needed is then determined by the amount of flexibility in the foot, and damage to the boney structures and the PTT.

Pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis), infect humans’ intestines. The female pinworms migrate from your intestines to your anus to lay their eggs. While some individuals may not experience symptoms, those who do develop symptoms experience itching as a result of the egg laying. Since female pinworms usually lay their eggs at night, difficulty with sleeping can occur. While you can use ointments to help soothe your itching, you should also take medications with your physician’s recommendations to help eradicate your infection. One orthopedist I know likes to point out to worried parents that some of the best runners are pigeon- toed. So, if the feet turn in a little, so what?

The pain and stiffness you feel in your foot and ankle as you grow older could be arthritis. If left untreated, this nagging pain can grow worse, eventually becoming so excruciating that you can no longer walk even short distances. Severe arthritis can restrict your mobility and limit your quality of life, but with proper treatment, you can slow the development of arthritis and lead a more productive life. Another common type, rheumatoid arthritis, is an inflammatory condition caused by an irritation of the joint lining (the synovium). People with rheumatoid arthritis for at least 10 years almost always develop arthritis in some part of the foot or ankle.