Month: July 2015

ID: 3674

Plantar fasciitis is a condition defined by inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick tissue that connects between the heel bone, across the bottom of the feet and to the toes. Healthy plantar fascia tissues absorb shock in the arch of the foot. But tension on the tissues can cause tearing, leading to inflammation.…

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ID: 3672
Neurogenx

Neurogenx is a sophisticated technology that utilizes electronic signals to reduce nerve pain and swelling. Known as Combination Electroanalgesia Therapy (CET), this mode of treatment has been monumental in the treatment of pain and discomfort associated with a variety of conditions, some of which include: Diabetic and peripheral neuropathy Restless leg syndrome (RLS) Radiculopathy Fibromyalgia…

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ID: 3670

The heel is the largest bone in the foot and responsible for bearing the weight of the entire body. Many people develop heel pain at some point in their lives, whether on the underside or back of the heel. In most cases, heel pain is not a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. However,…

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ID: 3668
Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a foot condition in which one or more toes is abnormally bent. These foot deformities occur as a result of injury or long-term wear of poorly fit shoes. Though anyone can develop hammertoe, it is especially common in women who have a second toe that is longer than the big toe. Over time,…

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Arthritis is a common, yet painful disease that causes joint inflammation in the body. Though it can affect any joint, many people have arthritis of the foot and ankle, where tiny joints are responsible for supporting the body’s weight and absorbing shock. Arthritis causes the joints to swell and become inflamed, leading to severe pain.…

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ID: 3663

Flatfeet is a condition defined by the lack of an arch on the inside of the feet. Instead, the foot is flat and touches the floor entirely while standing. Often, the condition causes no symptoms, allowing most people with flatfeet to live normal, pain-free lives. However, some people have pain or discomfort associated with flatfeet…

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ID: 3661

Bunions are bone deformations that form on the foot where it joins the big toe. They develop over time, gradually getting bigger and sticking out from the rest of the foot. Bunions are caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors, with many people predisposed to developing them due to a weakened foot structure.…

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ID: 3659

The ankles are complicated joints comprised of several different bones, tendons and ligaments. Together, these components facilitate movement and bear the weight of the entire body. However, ankles are also prone to conditions that cause pain and discomfort. In many cases, ankle pain goes away on its own – especially when it is the result…

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ID: 3218
Tonsillectomy

The tonsils are glands in the back of the throat that are a part of the lymphatic system. Healthy tonsils help trap bacteria. But when they become infected, enlarged, or diseased, the tonsils can do more harm than good. In these circumstances, doctors may recommend undergoing a tonsillectomy to alleviate symptoms and eradicate infection or…

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Doctors studying a senior patients sleep patterns

PSG (Polysomnography) A polysomnography (PSG) is a test that doctors use to evaluate a patient’s sleep patterns and diagnose sleep disorders. Also known as a ‘sleep study’, PSG measures vital signs, brain waves, and body movements while patients sleep. Doctors often recommend polysomnography to patients who show signs of sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy,…

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ID: 3213
4 Doctors study a sleeping female patient

Sleep medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and disturbances. The average adult under age 65 needs between 7 and 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night; children and teens need more. Sleep medicine is for patients who experience abnormal sleep patterns, whether it is prolonged sleep,…

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ID: 3211
Man laying awake in bed at 2:30am because of a sleeping disorder

Nearly everyone has had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at one point or another. It is normal for things like anxiety to interrupt sleeping patterns though they usually return to normal once the stress is diffused. But some people suffer from sleep disorders that either prevent them from getting a normal, restful night’s sleep or…

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ID: 3209
Woman covering her ears with a pillow because of her partners loud snoring from sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that interferes with healthy breathing patterns during sleep. It is characterized by snoring, which may be so loud that it affects the sleep quality of bed partners. Having sleep apnea in [city] can put a strain on relationships, cause daytime fatigue, and even lead to other secondary conditions…

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ID: 3207
Sinus Surgery

Sinus surgery is an effective means of treating chronic sinusitis that has not responded to more conservative treatments, such as antibiotics, nasal steroid sprays, anti-histamines, and nasal irrigation. When performing a sinus surgery, a doctor will use special tools to enlarge small sinus openings, re-route sinus pathways, and remove diseased tissues that prevent normal drainage.…

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ID: 3203
Woman Sleeping comfortably after pillar procedure

The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure designed to alleviate snoring and treat the symptoms of mild to moderate sleep apnea. During the procedure, tiny implants are placed in the soft palate to cause stiffening of the surrounding area. This, in turn, prevents muscle relaxation and tissue vibration in the throat – a primary…

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Internal medicine

Internal medicine is a specialty branch of medicine pertaining to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases affecting adults over the age of 18. Doctors who practice internal medicine are known as ‘internists’ and often serve as a patient’s primary care provider. Internists may work together with other physicians to ensure patients are getting…

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ID: 3196
GI track

Gastroenterology is a specialty branch of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of GI diseases and conditions. The GI tract is highly complex, containing many organs and bodily structures. Each of these components – the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder pancreas, and intestines – play an important role in digestion and overall GI health. When…

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Sleep apnea therapy,Man sleeping in bed wearing CPAP mask.

Durable medical equipment (DME) is a term used to describe devices that are medically necessary to improve the health and quality of life for patients while at home. Patients with certain sleeping disorders often benefit from DME devices that facilitate healthy breathing patterns during sleep. Did you know… that the throat muscles relax during sleep,…

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Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen

When your child spikes a fever or is experiencing growing pains, don’t shy away from an over-the-counter medicine. Both acetaminophen and ibuprofen are effective and generally safe so long as you follow proper dosing instructions. For your convenience, we’ve outlined our guidelines for dosing, though we encourage you to contact our office if you have…

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ID: 3184
VeinGogh

The VeinGogh is a revolutionary medical technology that uses radio frequency to eliminate spider veins without affecting the surrounding tissues. Energy is released into the veins, where it has a heating effect that causes the vessel wall to collapse. VeinGogh’s precision laser technology makes it capable of pinpointing even the smallest veins, including those on…

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ID: 3182
Sclerotherapy

Many people are affected by varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a popular method for eliminating these veins, causing them to fade from view over time. The procedure works by injecting a solution into the affected vein, which causes it to collapse. Eventually, the vein turns to scar tissue and becomes less visible on…

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ID: 3180
EVLT

As many as half of American women are affected by varicose veins – a condition in which blood pools in the veins, causing them to bulge. For some individuals, these veins are small and may improve on their own. Others, however, may experience severe or worsening varicosities that become painful and may even rupture. Fortunately,…

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small otoscope

Finally, a professional grade otoscope in a convenient, pocket size. Introducing the World’s Smallest Otoscope – a miniature otoscope capable of intense illumination and high quality optical visualization. Like our full size Professional LED Otoscope, our Pocket Otoscope is equipped with a brilliant, long-lasting LED light. We made our pocket-sized otoscope specifically for fast, thorough…

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otoscope led

For years, doctors have used otoscopes to peer into the ears and diagnose infections, wax build-up and monitor the condition of ear tubes. Now, we have made it possible to take advantage of this same technology within your home using our Professional LED Otoscope. Imagine seeing your child’s ear infection before it produces symptoms. Think…

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ear wax

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a sticky substance naturally produced within the outer ear canal. Its purpose is to trap debris and bacteria, preventing it from damaging the eardrum or infecting the middle and inner ear. It is normal and healthy to have some ear wax, which usually dries up and falls out of…

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ear tube

Ear tubes are small plastic, metal, or Teflon cylinders placed inside the ear drums of children with chronic middle ear infections. Fluids that otherwise become trapped in the ear are allowed to drain, preventing recurrent infections and other complications like hearing loss, developmental delays, and poor sleep patterns. Ear tubes are very common during childhood.…

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ear infection

It’s the middle of the night, and your child has awakened you crying. Nothing you’ve tried is consoling her, and you notice she is pulling at her ears. Could she be suffering from an ear infection? Most ear infections are caused by a bacterial accumulation in the middle ear. These infections cause fluid to build…

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Myopia Myopia is a refractive error that causes nearsightedness and blurred vision when looking at a distance. The condition is very common, affecting approximately 30 percent of the total U.S. population. The condition usually develops in childhood and gradually worsens throughout adolescence. In some cases, people develop myopia after Myopia is easily diagnosed with a…

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Macular degeneration is a disease in which the macula weakens, resulting in a loss of central vision. The condition, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), can cause blurring and even partial vision loss. There are two types of macular degeneration – wet and dry. Most people with the disease have the latter version, which…

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ID: 5799

Keratoconus is a condition of the eye in which the cornea becomes thin and misshapen. Whereas a normal cornea is round, a cornea affected by keratoconus will begin to bulge and take on a cone-like shape. Keratoconus is believed to be linked to a congenital problem. Though it may take many years before the condition starts…

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ID: 5800

Allergies are an annoying part of life for more than 50 million Americans – many of whom live right here in our neighborhood. Though allergens can trigger symptoms in many different areas of the body, the sensitive membranes of the eyes are especially vulnerable to irritation. Though the allergens themselves are harmless, the body’s immune…

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ID: 2732
Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations. Requiring less…

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2 prosthodontists working on dentures

A prosthodontist performs reconstructive and cosmetic dental treatments that are designed to enhance the appearance and functionality of the teeth. A person who undergoes prosthodontic treatment will typically experience long-lasting results that look natural and restore the patient’s ability to chew and speak normally. Did you know… that prosthodontic treatment is useless without first treating…

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Dentures in cup of solution next to multiple tooth brushes

Prosthodontic treatments are complex and meticulous. Though it is up to the prosthodontist to provide treatment that is functional and aesthetically pleasing, it is up to the patient to ensure the final result lasts as long as it is designed to. Like natural teeth and gums, dental prosthetics require ongoing care to safeguard them against…

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Dentist explaining teeth x ray results to patient to help diagnose the patient

Because prosthodontists specialize in the replacement and restoration of the teeth, patients are often referred to them by general dentists or other oral health specialists, such as a periodontist. A prosthodontist carries out complex treatment plans that require accurate diagnostics and exact pre-treatment planning. The diagnostic process guarantees complete precision during the treatment phase, ensuring…

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A periodontal operation is a surgery to restore gum tissue lost to periodontal disease, improve the cosmetic appearance of one’s smile, or otherwise prepare the teeth for restorative prosthetics. Periodontal surgery is performed under local anesthesia – usually from the comfort of a dental office. Though there is little or no discomfort associated with the…

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The days and weeks following an oral surgery are an integral part of the recovery process. It is important to follow all of the surgeon’s instructions for care to promote healing and reduce the risk of post-surgical difficulties. Most patients experience a complication-free recovery and can return to work or school within one to two…

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For decades, dentures have been the go-to solution for missing tooth replacement. These dental prosthetics are carefully crafted for a shape and appearance that is unique to each patient. As technology has improved, dentures have been made to look more natural than ever – often undetectable to other people. But despite their versatility and effectiveness,…

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old couple

Losing one or more teeth can be devastating to one’s self-confidence and ability to talk or chew. Tooth decay, gum disease, and physical traumas are just a few of the reasons patients require tooth replacement. In the past, the only options were removable prosthetics or fixed devices bonded to other abutment teeth. But now, dental…

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E4D CADCAM 1 Day Crowns

Advancements in modern oral health technology have drastically improved dental treatment in recent years. One such technology – the E4D CAD/CAM system – is making it possible for patients to receive custom created crowns in just one dental visit. E4D is an in-office system that uses sophisticated software and a chairside computer to design, modify…

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why dental implants

If you have one or more missing teeth or will soon be having a tooth extracted, you may be thinking about tooth replacement options. Most patients have a choice in this decision, usually comparing the benefits of implants versus other solutions, like dentures and bridges. Though not everyone will be a good candidate for dental…

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what are dental implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots embedded into the jaw, taking the place of one or more missing teeth. They are used to permanently anchor a prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, bridge or denture. Though they are not for everyone, most people who get dental implants experience a successful outcome that often lasts several…

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dental implant placement process

If you have made the decision to get dental implants, you can trust that you will receive the best of care with our [city] dental practice. We have the skill and experience to help you achieve optimal results from your new teeth. Did you know… The dental implant process has come a long way since…

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dental implant care

The healing time following a dental implant procedure varies from person to person. Your personal healing time will depend on a number of factors, including your age and the quality and density of your jawbone. On average, however, the healing period is approximately three to four months. You may need to limit your diet to…

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dental implant faq

Are dental implants safe? A dental implant procedure is not only safe, but it is perhaps one of the safest surgical procedures performed in modern dentistry. The titanium in an implant is completely biocompatible and easily ‘accepted’ by the body as a tooth replacement. How long have dental implants been a tooth replacement option? Modern…

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Picture of girl able to eat an apple after having had dental implants applied

We should all work hard to care for our natural teeth. But despite good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, permanent teeth do not always last a lifetime. When one or more of them decay, fall out, or require extraction, dental implants are the ideal back-up plan. In fact, implant dentistry is rapidly becoming the…

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middle-age couple

Though many people make good candidates for dental implants, this method of tooth replacement is not for everyone. Patients must meet certain criteria to improve the long-term results of a dental implant procedure. Dental implants may be right for you if you have one or more missing teeth, or if you have an unhealthy tooth…

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Xeomin Injections

Xeomin is an injectable botulinum toxin used to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the face. This non-invasive treatment is administered in small amounts, where it helps to relax the facial muscles responsible for brow furrows, smile lines and other deep-set wrinkles. Many people request Xeomin injections because they wish to regain a…

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Venus Freeze

Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy are designed to contour the body and tighten the skin without pain, incisions or downtime. This non-invasive technology combines radiofrequency and magnetic waves to help release excess body fat and stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. The result is a reduction in cellulite, less body fat and…

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