Plantar Fasciitis – Edwin Rios, Michael Haslam, Duan Nguyen

1. What do you asses (priority) -Pain, Pt’s general health, pervious and current injuries, Observe posture: standing/walking, arch of foot, look for fallen arches, high arch, overpronation/over supination. Palpation: inside of heel and arch, pain indicates plantar fasciitis. Range of motion: checking amount of dorsiflexion, decreased range can indicate tight calf muscles. 2. The pain from plantar fasciitis could limit … Continue reading “Plantar Fasciitis – Edwin Rios, Michael Haslam, Duan Nguyen”


plantar-fasciitis1. What do you asses (priority)

-Pain, Pt’s general health, pervious and current injuries, Observe posture: standing/walking, arch of foot, look for fallen arches, high arch, overpronation/over supination. Palpation: inside of heel and arch, pain indicates plantar fasciitis. Range of motion: checking amount of dorsiflexion, decreased range can indicate tight calf muscles.

2. The pain from plantar fasciitis could limit the patient’s ability to walk, especially if it is left untreated and bone spurs develop on the heel.

3. Discharge teachingwould include stretching techniques that help relieve the pain, and use of orthotic devices and supportive shoes.

Levothyroxine

Levothyroxine is a thyroid supplement used to treat hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is fairly common, so this medication is pretty common. Levothyroxine’s chemical structure is identical to the T4 hormone the body naturally produces. Absorption: 40-80% is absorbed in the GI tract Metabolism: the liver and other tissues metabolize            levothyroxine to T3 … Continue reading “Levothyroxine”

Levothyroxine is a thyroid supplement used to treat hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is fairly common, so this medication is pretty common. Levothyroxine’s chemical structure is identical to the T4 hormone the body naturally produces.

Absorption: 40-80% is absorbed in the GI tract

Metabolism: the liver and other tissues metabolize            levothyroxine to T3

Excretion: the hormone is recirculated enterohepatically  and is excreted in the feces.

The Davis Drug Guide states that this medication is to be used cautiously in patients with severe renal insufficiency.

First Post (F&E)

The lab value i “like” the most would be Magnesium (1.3-2.3 mEq/L) because it plays important roles throughout our bodies (just like all the other electrolytes) and is not talked about as often as some of the other lab values. The lab value I “like” the least is Sodium because almost every single blog post … Continue reading “First Post (F&E)”

The lab value i “like” the most would be Magnesium (1.3-2.3 mEq/L) because it plays important roles throughout our bodies (just like all the other electrolytes) and is not talked about as often as some of the other lab values. The lab value I “like” the least is Sodium because almost every single blog post is about it! (including mine) >.<0319161023a_hdr

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