lisfranc injury

Lisfranc Injury: Importance of Correct Diagnosis

What happens if a Lisfranc injury is misdiagnosed and does not get correctly treated? There’s a good chance that you have never heard of a Lisfranc injury. The exception to that would be those who are big sports fans, especially football fans. The list of football players who have had their seasons’ end due to…

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bunion

Bunion Prevention

Is it possible to prevent bunions from developing even if they run in my family? Bunions are far more common than you may imagine. In fact, it is estimated that more than 50 percent of all women in the U.S. have bunions on one or both of their feet. Whether because they are unsightly, painful,…

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What Causes Fallen Arches?

Are fallen arches related to genetics or are they caused by behavior and poor footwear choices? Whether it’s referred to as having fallen arches or flat feet, pes planus, the more technical term, is an uncomfortable and often painful condition to have. There can also be a subtle stigma to it. Early twentieth-century policemen whose…

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Risk of Foot Stress Fractures Increase with Osteoporosis

Does osteoporosis increase the risk of foot fractures as we get older? Stress fractures are typically small cracks in the bone that are the result of overuse or some sort of repetitive movement. The feet, ankles and lower legs are particularly vulnerable to stress fractures because they bear the weight of the body, including the…

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What Causes Osteochondral Defect in the Ankle?

What is the most likely cause of OCD Talus? Osteochondral defect (OCD) refers to a focal area of damage, usually to cartilage and part of the bone that it surrounds. This type of damage is accompanied by pain, swelling, and mechanical impairment. In the ankle, this condition is typically associated with the talus bone, which…

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Total Ankle Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is total ankle replacement surgery an option if the pain in my knee is caused by rheumatoid arthritis? How do you react when a friend or family member tells you that they have been diagnosed with arthritis? No doubt you are sympathetic, but doesn’t this sort of announcement seems fairly commonplace, even expected, if they…

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