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How to Diagnose & Treat Achilles Tendon Injury

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Keeping active is important as you age. However, activity can also lead to injury. Even the most careful athletes can suffer from tendon injuries, and injuries to the foot or ankle is no exception. The Achilles tendon, also called the calcaneal tendon, is especially vulnerable to injury in middle aged athletes, so it’s important to identify and treat injuries as soon as possible to prevent further injury.

What Causes Tendonitis?

Achilles tendon pain is frequently caused by intense physical activity, including running. Frequent stops and starts, as well as pushing off motions, such as when one is running or training for intense sports, can lead to tendon injuries and affect the athlete’s performance if the Achilles tendon is put under too much stress. Read more

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What is a Metatarsal Stress Fracture?

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Simply, a metatarsal stress fracture is a subtle, incomplete fracture of one or more of the metatarsals, the five long bones in the middle of the foot that connect the bones near the heel to the bones in the toes. Although a fairly common foot disorder, stress fractures cause pain in the ball of the foot, and it’s important to have them diagnosed and treated the right away to avoid developing more problems.
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Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

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Are you afraid to wear sandals because of yellow toenails? Do you hesitate to go barefoot?

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is not always easy to treat. One of the most common ways to treat nail fungus is with oral medications, but these can cause a variety on unwanted side effects. Another option is using topical treatments, but this type of treatment can be time consuming. At worst, both options can be simply ineffective.
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Dr. Holtzman featured in Town & Style Magazine

This week, Dr. Holtzman of Missouri Foot & Ankle was featured in the Health & Beauty section of Town & Style, a hyper-local magazine covering society issues and events in Greater St. Louis. Dr. Holtzman’s article addressed bunions, a common foot problem. Read more