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Are You Experiencing Shin Splints?

A shin splint can be described as a pain felt along the front of the lower leg. People who experience shin splints commonly report that the pain is concentrated between the ankle and the knee. Doctors call shin splints medial tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS. Who Suffers from Shin Splints? Anyone who frequently engages in […]

Sever’s Disease: Pediatric Heel Pain

What is Sever’s Disease? This is not truly a “disease” at all, the true medical term is Calcaneal Apophysisits. These names are describing painful inflammation that occurs at the growth plate of the heel bone. It is the most common cause of heel pain in children ages 5-11. This typically occurs in children between the […]

Treatment of an Ankle Fracture

People fracture their ankles in a number of different ways. In fact, fracturing your ankle is one of the most common bone and joint injuries. It can be caused by twisting or rotating your ankle, tripping, or impact during an accident. There are three bones that make up the ankle joint: the tibia, which is […]

The Causes and Symptoms of Neuromas

If you’ve been experiencing a lot of foot pain lately, you may be doing one of two things: hoping it’ll go away on its own or looking into potential causes. Lingering foot pain shouldn’t be ignored. In some cases, this pain is the result of something called a neuroma. Neuromas Neuromas are benign nerve-tissue growths […]

What Is an Ankle Sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue — like rubber bands — that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement. Some ankle […]

What Are Orthotics and How Can They Help Me?

An orthotic is a device that is worn inside of your shoe. This device helps control, correct, and support the foot when walking. Orthotics come in a wide variety of shapes and materials. They are used for many different foot, knee, hip, and back issues. Misalignment of the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities unrecognized can […]

Toe Fractures

Of the 26 bones in your feet, 19 of those are toe bones called phalanges. Fractures of the toes do require evaluation by a specialist. Often times, delayed diagnosis and treatment of these fractures result in prolonged pain and disability. Even if you received initial treatment in an emergency or urgent care, a foot and […]

The Facts About Nail Fungus

Do you have thick discolored toe nails ? This may be caused by a toe nail fungus infection. What is Toenail Fungus? Toenail fungus is an infection that lives underneath the nail, in the skin of the nail bed. Toenail fungus is more than a cosmetic concern.  Toe nail fungus is a condition your doctor may […]

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine as defined by the NIH ( National Institutes of Health ): Regenerative medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating […]

What Is a Bunion?

Even though bunions are among the most common foot deformities, there are a lot of misconceptions about them.  A bunion also referred to as Hallux values or Hallux abducto valgus, is often described as an enlargement  or bump at these of the big toe.  The bump that we see is actually representing a change in the big […]