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Podiatrists us a variety of modalities to help our patients.   These include hands on treatments such as tapings and mechanical debridements of corns, calluses, warts and ulcerations.  Biomechanical corrections are made with shoe modifications and the use of inserts.  We also utilize surgery and medications.  The medications used may be prescribed and picked up at the pharmacy or may be dispensed directly from the office.  Some medications are administered via injections.   Specifically, we treat inflammatory conditions often with nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory medications, such as ibuprofen and naproxen.  Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics and  fungal infections are treated with, you guessed it, antifungals.  Many acute inflammatory conditions are treated with steroid injections.  These injections are often very effective because the medicine is being administered directly to the area of chief complaint.  The dosages we use are small and the steroids relatively mild.  This results in a low risk of side effects.  The medicines we prescribe are generally not for long term use and this results in a decreased risk of complications as well.  At East Avenue Podiatry, I practice as conservatively as possible.  We are always weighing the benefits vs. the risks.  Fortunately, after 20 years in my own practice, I have seen a high rate of successful results.

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