Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis

Can osteoarthritis in the ankle lead to needing ankle replacement surgery? Arthritis affects more than 50 million people just in the U.S. alone. It is an equal-opportunity disease, striking men and women of all ages and races, although it does seem to affect women more. Even children are not immune. In the United States, arthritis…

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Ankle Sprains

Is a sprained ankle serious enough that I need to make a doctor’s appointment or will it heal on its own? There are a lot of reasons for ankle pain. Not only is the ankle a common target for injury, but there is also a long list of conditions and causes that lead to pain…

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Post-Traumatic Arthritis in the Ankle

Does post-traumatic arthritis lead to ankle surgery at some point in the future? There are dozens of variations on the saying about old sins coming back to haunt you. In place of sins, some people insert habits, insults, social media posts, or whatever applies to the point they are trying to make. When it comes…

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What Is a Bunionette?

Is a bunionette the same thing as a bunion, only smaller? If you don’t know what a bunionette is, you are not alone. Whether you are afflicted with one or not, you undoubtedly know what a bunion is. These swollen, red, and often very painful protrusions along the side of the big toe are all…

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How a Jones Fracture Can Ruin a Sunday Afternoon

Is a Jones fracture a special kind of foot fracture and can it be treated without surgery? Do you dedicate a good part of your weekends to either being in the stands of your favorite football, basketball or other sports team or wearing your exorbitantly expensive official jersey while watching with friends from the comfort…

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Why You Might Need Foot Revision Surgery

What are some of the reasons that might make foot revision surgery necessary? No one likes having surgery. Well, some people who appear to go way overboard with multiple types of cosmetic procedures might fall in a special category when it comes to that, but, in general, most of us avoid surgery unless it is…

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