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A word from our local podiatrist: Ensuring health includes tending to the problems with our feet

A word from our local podiatrist: Ensuring health includes tending to the problems with our feet

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Dr. Jinwah John Hoy

Dr. Jinwah John Hoy
FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

As a Chinese growing up in America, the concept of Western medicine was something to be feared. Doctors were too expensive, gave medications with dangerous side effects, or were always ready to perform surgery. Whenever I injured my foot, the treatment was to pull on it or receive a heavy massage with Chinese herbs. If there was an infection, the treatment was to rest and drink herbal teas. There is definitely a place for various forms of medicine. However, there are some instances where a visit to a podiatrist may be indicated.  A podiatrist is a physician and surgeon of the foot and ankle. As a podiatrist of Chinese heritage, I find that visits to a podiatrist are particularly necessary for injuries, infections, and painful deformities. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/1Comments (0)

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