Posts for: August, 2015
A common issue we face at Advanced Foot and Ankle Care is heel and ankle pain. While both of these can have many causes, there is a common piece of medical equipment we prescribe for both: night splints. A night splint a piece of durable medical equipment that helps stretch the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the tendon that runs along the back of the heel. Many things can cause this tendon to tighten, a few of those include improper shoes or gait issues.
Many people who are prescribed a night splint have questions about what they are, how they are used and exactly how they will bring them relief. A night splint is brace like piece of equipment that helps stretch the tightened muscles in the ankle and foot. The duration of use depends on the issues you are having. Some patients are told to wear them for 3 weeks while others may need to wear them for months.
If you are having ankle or heel pain please give our office a call. We will gladly schedule an appointment and have one of our doctors evaluate you. A night splint may be exactly the thing to give you relief.
One of our most popular products here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Care is the line of Clarus products. We carry a solution for fungal nails and cream for fungal infections of the skin. While both products are highly popular, the solution for fungal nails is the most sought after. People often ask what makes the Clarus solution different from other over the counter anti-fungal treatments they've tried.
The first difference is in the formula of the Clarus solution. Clarus products use carrier oils that actually break through the barrier of the nail to completely attack the fungus. Many other treatments only lie on top of the nail and do not penetrate into the nail. Carrier oils are oil that are inert and that absorb into our skin, nails and hair very easily. An example of a common carrier oil is olive oil.
The second difference is that Bako, the company behind the Clarus line of products offers a money back guarantee. They feel so confidently that their products will help you like no other product has before. Many people are skeptical of Clarus at first for the very fact that they have tried so many other products and have been let down. After trying Clarus however, they are always happy they took the chance.