Here at Heartland Foot and Ankle my team and I always like to have fun while working! Although having fun and a great time in itself is a blast, we always try to incorrupt learning into our fun! During a recent team training, we played “Name That Diagnosis!” Sam, our office manager, read a description of a chief complaint (the problem the patient is experiencing), and the HFAA team had to guess what the diagnosis was! Our knowledgeable team is currently scoring 100%, how do you think you can compare to their score? Here are a few of the questions that were asked:
- The thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. (Answer – Morton’s Neuroma)
- Inflammation of the heel’s growth plate due to muscle strain and repetitive stress, found only in children. (Answer - Calcaneal Apophysitis)
- An enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. (Answer - Tailor’s Bunion, Bunionette or Baby Bunion – all terms mean the same thing!)
- A mass of tissue that is filled with a jelly-like fluid. A mass or lump of cells that form below the surface of the skin. (Answer - Ganglion Cyst)
Did you know the answers without looking? The HFAA Team is here to figure out what is troubling your feet and come up with the best comprehensive treatment plan for you! If you are in need of a foot exam, give us a call at 309.661.9975. As always, thank you for choosing Heartland Foot and Ankle for all of your podiatric needs and remember to keep your best foot forward!