June 3, 2021
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation or degeneration of a ligament that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. For reasons that are not yet fully understood certain people might develop this condition that, as benign as it is, can be very debilitating.
May 21, 2021
Ankle instability is a serious condition that may result from severe or recurrent ankle sprains and/or in the setting of, particularly high foot arches. Patients don’t always complain of pain but do report feeling the ankle to be unstable or “buckling” under them when walking or exercising. The instability results from the tear or excessive stretch of the ligaments that connect 2 ankle bones.
May 20, 2021
Regular physical activity reduces the risk of a variety of medical conditions and improves the quality of life, but it can also lead to the occasional injury. One of the most common injuries related to the activity is an ankle sprain, where the ligaments stretch or tear. In fact, sprains are the most common traumatic condition of the ankle and can cause significant pain and swelling.
May 20, 2021
Arthritis of the middle of the foot is a debilitating condition that can occur as a consequence of a fracture, a foot deformity, bunions, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. The use of hard-soled shoes with a soft insole or orthotics (depending on the deformity) can provide relief. Cortisone and stem cell injections can provide short-term relief but unfortunately will not cure the arthritis. When the above have failed surgery may be recommended. The type of surgery will vary depending on the underlying condition and could consist of a fusion of the joints (don’t worry, this doesn’t always result in less motion!) Or a foot realignment. Whenever possible I try to perform the procedures through keyhole surgery (2mm incisions) to reduce postop pain and increase the chance of bone healing.