Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal
What is Nail Fungus Infection? Here are some very simple ways to recognize a toenail fungus infection: A discoloration of the toenail, white to yellow The nail becomes thick and disfigured Brown or black spots developing on the nail Parts of the nail crumble or flake Onychomycosis is the medical term for toenail fungus. Almost 12\% of the population may be infected at some point in their lives according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
One of the most frequent complaints presented to the Podiatrist is that of the interdigital corn, more commonly known as the so-called “soft corn”. When they are located towards the tips of adjacent toes, they are more likely to be rather dry and hard and can be significantly painful. These types of corns often have a glass-like appearance and directly in the center of each, one can feel the small yet very hard sharp bony
Many people suffer un-necessary pain from foot problems such as Hammertoes (where the toe is pulled down, creating what resembles a hammer and is generally caused by hereditary factors), and Bunions. These conditions can be treated effectively by our board certified podiatrists. They are trained in minimal incision surgeries (MIS) as well as conventional, state-of-the-art surgeries. In most of these cases, pain is caused by the shoe rubbing the sensitive areas on the tops and
A slow or non-healing wound of the foot can be caused by a variety of situations or conditions. Some may be due to poor circulation, a vascular disease, a trauma to the foot, simple immobility can cause pressure ulcers or bed-sores. But a wound can also be a sign of diabetes, which, if not treated, can lead to serious complications and even amputation. Have it examined by a Podiatrist who can diagnose and provide proper
Ultrasound imaging of the feet and legs involves exposing the area that is giving a patient discomfort or pain, to high-frequency sound waves which reflect a variety of images in the form of pictures of the inside of that body part. This is a painless, very safe and accurate method of imaging. It does not involve x-ray radiation nor the discomfort of an MRI which requires the patient to be in a small enclosure in