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Diabetic Foot Conditions: Osteomyelitis

Diabetic Foot Conditions: Osteomyelitis

Dr. Bob Baravarian discusses diabetic foot infections. Osteomyelitis (also known as “Diabetic Foot Infection”) is one of the most significant complications a diabetic patient can have. If you or someone you know are living with diabetes mellitus you probably already know your feet are at risk, but you might not yet know how severe it can be. Today, we’re going read more »

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Why Diabetic Foot Exams Are Critically Important

Why Diabetic Foot Exams Are Critically Important

Catching diabetic foot complications early will allow for proper intervention and prevention of ulcerations, infections, and limb loss. That is why routine exams with a foot and ankle specialist are so critical. At the first sign of diabetic foot pain, ulcers or other diabetic foot issues, get it checked out and do not wait for your next checkup. Otherwise, our read more »

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Everything You Need to Know About Charcot Foot… But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Need to Know About Charcot Foot… But Were Afraid to Ask

What’s Charcot Foot? Charcot foot (also known as “Neuropathic Arthopathy“) is when your foot starts to “soften.” This happens because of progressive degeneration of the weight-bearing joints of the foot. This is the bones in the foot weakening. It occurs in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy), most often those who are diabetic. It has been reported in 29% read more »

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6 Beach Bummers for Your Feet

6 Beach Bummers for Your Feet

Jimmy Buffett, the shepherd of summer vacationers, once famously blew out his flip flop, stepped on a pop top, and cut his heel. Fortunately, a frosty margarita was all it took to nurse the eternal beach bum back to full health, but those of us at University Foot and Ankle Institute would hate for a foot injury to interrupt your read more »

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What is Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing

What is Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing

Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing is the analysis of a 3mm punch biopsy of skin to quantify the number of unmyelinated C-fibers and myelinated A delta-fibers within the epidermis. The skin has a rather consistent number of epidermal nerves at specific anatomical sites. This density is also found to be consistent between different age groups and genders. Small fiber read more »

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