Podiatry Articles

Plantar Fasciitis or Jogger’s heel is a common enthesopathy or disorder of the bony attachments at the heel. It is a common disorder which is characterized by pain, inflammation and weakening of the plantar fascia. It can be caused by age, weight, increased physical activity and repetitive strain injuries. This condition is common among middle-aged individuals, but may also strike younger ones. It may affect either feet or both. Athletes and soldiers are at high-risk because they exert constant pressures on their feet with their activities.

When it was first discovered in 1870, botulinum toxin was known as 'sausage poison' because it was often found in undercooked meats.

Jeffrey Radack, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatric Surgeon and Medical Director at Texas Foot & Ankle Clinics in the Dallas/Fort worth area. Dr. Radack received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside. He earned his professional degree from the College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and competed a residency in foot and ankle surgery at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Radack is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, sports injuries and diabetic limb salvage.

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