Sheldon Marne, DPM
Location and Office HoursABC Podiatry Center
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
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- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Mission Hospitals, St Joseph's Campus
- Mission St Joseph's, Memorial Campus
- Pardee Hospital
- Transylvania Community Hospital
How is osteochondritis dissecans treated?
Treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) depends on the age of the patient, the circumstances of the injury and the type of bone damage. A simple bone contusion (bruise) would be treated differently from a detached bone fragment. In most cases, OCD lesions in children and young teens will heal on their own, especially when the body still has a great deal of growing to do. Treatment options may vary from simply being on crutches and being casted to having surgery.
How is acute achilles tendinitis treated?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Relative rest or avoiding painful and aggravating activities is necessary to prevent further inflammation. Ice applied over the tendon can be used to decrease pain and control the inflammatory response. Often, a heel lift worn in the shoe is prescribed to decrease the forces on the tendon and allow healing. Cross-training (i.e. replacing a few weekly running sessions with cycling or swimming) is a great way to prevent this condition as it decreases the repetitive load placed on the tendon and allows recovery between periods of exercise. Incorporate a lower extremity flexibility program into your daily routine with an emphasis on stretching the calf muscles to prevent re-injury. Strengthen the foot intrinsics by scrunching a towel or picking up marbles with the toes. Make sure you use footwear that is appropriate for your activity and that provides adequate arch support.
What is the best summer footwear for women to buy?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSome summer footwear can be bad for women's feet - want to know what's best to buy?
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