Lemongrass oil has been used in traditional Indian medicine for hundreds of years. Lemongrass is a scented grass, native to India that has various medicinal properties. The oil extracted from lemongrass has various health benefits. See the following list of uses for lemongrass oil.
1. Edema or swelling – acts as diuretic to help with swelling
2. Infections – The fungicidal, antimicrobial and anti-bacterial properties hep cure both internal and external infections.
3. Clotting of Blood – when applied to cuts, it helps speed up the process of blood clotting and prevent excessive blood loss.
4. Strengthening of Nerves – can help cure nervous system related disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
5. Fever – help increase perspiration and eliminate fever.
6. Depression – can help with depression, anxiety and panic attacks
7. Digestion – relieves constipation
8. Anti-Cancer – can cause programmed death in cancerous cells
9. Skin care – can help with acne, cellulite, and body odor
10. Mosquito repellent
If you would like to try the effects of lemongrass oil, please call 972-542-2155 and make an appointment with Dr. Eric Silvers. He is located at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center in both McKinney, TX and Prosper, TX.
PURE WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL
Wintergreen Oil has been used in topical preparations for centuries for muscular, tendon, ligament and connective tissue strains, sprains, tears, overexertion, hyperextension and injury. It quickly reduces pain, reduces inflammation, increases circulation and promotes quicker healing and recovery.
Dr. Silvers uses only Pure Wintergreen Oil, which is distilled from the true wintergreen plant leaves. It contains over 95% naturally occurring pure botanical Methyl Salicylate, which possesses almost magical pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties along with dramatically increases blood circulation.
If you would like to try a wintergreen oil as a holistic approach toward healing musculoskeletal injuries, please call 972-542-2155 to set up an appointment today.
The UCBL shoe insert is a maximum control foot orthotic that was named after the location in which it was developed – University California Berkeley Laboratory in 1967.
The UCBL foot orthosis is used to stabilize a flexible foot deformity, which in most cases is a flexible flatfoot. The UCBL differs from other foot orthoses in that it fully encompasses the heel with a molded heel cup which in turn holds the heel, or hind foot, in a neutral, vertical position. While correcting and holding the heel in a neutral position, the UCBL also controls the inside arch of the foot and the outside border of the forefoot. These 3 corrective forces keep the foot held in a neutral position.
It is very important to understand that the foot must be flexible enough to be held in a neutral position comfortably. If the foot deformity is rigid, the UCBL will be very uncomfortable if used to try and correct the deformity. If the foot is rigid, the UCBL is made to the shape of the foot and the goal is to prevent further deformity.
The UCBL is made out of a rigid material, usually plastic, that is molded over a replica of the foot that is created by casting the foot. The foot section of the insert usually ends behind the toes by the ball of the foot. This allows for a natural rollover motion at the toes when walking.
The UCBL ends just below the ankle bones. Because of this design, the UCBL is not seen outside of the shoe. The best shoes to accommodate the UCBL are basic gym shoes or walking shoes with laces or Velcro. The UCBL does not work well with dress shoes or sandals.
This orthotic is very well suited for children with a flexible flatfoot deformity. If you or your child has a flexible flatfoot, please make an appointment to see Dr. Eric Silvers at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center in McKinney, TX or Prosper, TX.
Call 972-542-2155 for an appointment today.
A patient presented to my office complaining of painful “sore” on the right great toe. The patient stated the he had this painful sore in the past and was healed successfully with local wound care. Upon examination of the x-rays taken in my office, it was noticed that the patient had a large bony spur at the direct spot where the ulcer was present.
Therefore, the ulcer was due to a large bony spur. The skin could no longer withstand the pressure between the bone spur and the ground and started breaking down and ultimately developed an ulcer.
This patient was advised that the most definitive treatment would include removal of the bone spur that is causing the ulceration. Patient is currently undergoing local wound care treatment. Updates will be provided in the future.
Heel fissures are painful cracks in the back of the heel. Most heel fissures start out as dry skin on the heels known as xerosis.
Causes of heel fissures include damage to the protective epidermis or outer layer of the skin leading to increased water loss. Also winter weather, which has low humidity, can cause heel fissures. Genetics, usage of diuretics, damaged sweat glands, and increased callus formation on the back of the heel can all contribute to heel fissures. Systemic conditions such as lymphoma, malnutrition, kidney disease, Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism, diabetes and venous stasis dermatitis can all contribute to heel fissures as well.
Heel fissures are also very prevalent in obese individuals who wear shoes with a backless heel such as mule or clog.
When heel fissures begin, they are relatively painless, but as they deepen and lengthen, the fissures become severely painful and can often bleed and become infected. If the heel fissures become infected and start draining and there is significant redness in the area, you must seek treatment immediately.
Emollients or moisturizers are very important in treating heel fissures. If you have heel fissures and you want to prevent them from worsening or getting deeper and infected, come see Dr. Silvers for treatment.
Advanced Foot & Ankle Center is located in Prosper and McKinney, TX.
Please call 972-542-2155 today for an appointment.