Category: Foot and Ankle

What to Expect During Total Joint Replacement Recovery

So you’ve studied the benefits of what a joint replacement can do for your quality of life, but now you’re left wondering: What is total joint replacement recovery going to be like? In the weeks leading up to your total joint replacement procedure, your doctor and medical team will walk you through what to expect […]

Turf Toe: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Football players, dancers, wrestlers, and soccer and basketball players are all at risk for the same common foot injury: turf toe. If you’re unfamiliar with, the simplest explanation is that it’s a sprain of the main joint of the big toe. Turf toe started to become a common injury for athletes after artificial turf was […]

Orthopaedic Tip: Don’t Leave Plantar Fasciitis Untreated

Do you find yourself facing foot pain as soon as you step out of bed in the morning? Are you an avid runner that battles constant discomfort in your heel? Your plantar pain might be the source of a condition referred to as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is a common wear and tear, […]

What to do When You Have a Bunion

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Years of abnormal motion and pressure on the joint forces the big toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump. The joint at the base of your big toe carries much of your weight […]

How to Tell If You Have a Strained, Sprained or Broken Ankle

Guide to Ankle Strains, Sprains, and Broken Ankles Sometimes in life, we are just plain clumsy. While slips and falls often result in hurt pride, they can also leave you with more serious injuries such as strains, sprains, or breaks. When the injury occurs in a joint, like the ankle, it can be hard to […]

How to Start Training for a 5k

Running a 5K can add a fun level of challenge to your workout program. Don’t be daunted by the distance, a 5K is a manageable 3.1 miles. A 5K run is a great option for new runners who are looking to take their training to the next level. Building up your aerobic base takes time […]

Common Injuries Treated in Sports Medicine

Participating in organized activity or being on a sports team are healthy and fun ways to get in shape and reach your fitness goals. However, they often require training and intense exercise which carries the risk of injury. When dealing with any sports-related injury, you’ll likely be referred to a sports medicine physician. Sports medicine […]

Total Joint Replacement Procedures Continue to Increase

Hip, knee and other joint replacement procedures are among the most common elective surgeries in the United States. According to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ annual meeting, the average age of patients undergoing hip replacement surgery has declined from over 66 to just under 65, while the average age for […]

Pediatric Orthopaedics: Metatarsus Adductus

Did you know that metatarsus adductus is more common in firstborn children and occurs in approximately 1 to 2 per 1,000 live births? It is a deformity that causes the foot or the front half of the forefoot to turn inward. So what exactly is metatarsus adductus? For starters, the metatarsus is a group of […]

What is Turf Toe?

Imagine this: You’re running down the field, swerving quickly past your opponents. You shift forward onto your foot to make your shot. That’s when you hear a pop. Turf toe involves a sprain of ligaments around the big toe joint, prohibiting up and down motions. This sprain is most common in athletes who play sports […]

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