Platelet-Rich Plasma for Achilles Tendon Injury

Can platelet-rich plasma be used to treat an Achilles tendon injury? The Achilles tendon, which runs down the back of the leg to the heel, is the largest tendon in the body. Pretty much every movement we make with our lower body, including walking, running, dancing, turning, jumping, going up stairs, even just standing up,…

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The connections between baseball and feet

In an action-packed game like baseball, injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. Whether you root for the New York Mets, Yankees, or another team, you’ve probably seen a player or two sit out a game or even a season due to a foot or ankle issue. While all sports are accompanied by…

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How Serious is an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

Sometimes the phrase “your “Achilles’ heel” is not just a metaphor. It may be that your area of weakness, at least for a time, is actually located in that particular body part. When stretched beyond its normal limits, the Achilles tendon may tear or rupture, an extremely painful injury. Whether or not the injury occurs,…

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Why Being Vocal About your Health is Important

Recently a U.S. football team made headlines because of a dispute between the head coach and one of his players The cause of the drama? An injury. A wide receiver revealed to members of the press that he had suffered a broken ankle during an offseason workout. The disappointed head coach subsequently spoke to the…

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Common misunderstandings about an Achilles rupture

Like most New Yorkers, I love the Internet. It simplifies scheduling, allows me to connect with loved ones in an instant, and offers a world of information at my fingertips. What I don’t love is the misinformation that can spread online. Sometimes, I see patients experiencing an Achilles rupture who are confused or misunderstand what…

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What Athletes Should Know about Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Ankle pain. Tenderness and swelling. Recurrent popping sensations. Weakness and instability. These ailments might seem common among athletes—and you might feel inclined to “toughen up” and push through the pain when they occur. But if you play a sport that requires constant motion (think running, football, soccer, baseball or basketball) and are experiencing these symptoms,…

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