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Ankle Replacement Surgery Improves Range of Motion and Quality of Life

Ankle Replacement Surgery Improves Range of Motion and Quality of Life

No doubt about it, end-stage ankle arthritis sounds scary. But the reality is even worse than it sounds. When the protective cartilage that cushions the ankle joint is lost, bone grinds on bone. The results? Debilitating pain, major disruption of ordinary activities, and a steep decline in ones quality of life. 50,000 new cases of ankle arthritis occur every year, read more »

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Is Microfracture Obsolete For Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus?

Is Microfracture Obsolete For Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus?

Originally published in Podiatry Today May 2018. An osteochondral lesion of the talus is often a difficult problem to treat. There is limited understanding of cartilage damage and its repair. Furthermore, it is hard to figure out why some osteochondral lesions, small or large, are painful and some are not painful. Finally, the treatment of such lesions is comprehensive but not read more »

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Put Your Best Foot Forward This National Osteoporosis Month!

Put Your Best Foot Forward This National Osteoporosis Month!

Along with May flowers comes National Osteoporosis Month, and we want to take some time to discuss bone health and the important information you should be aware of when it comes to osteoporosis. In the United States, 53 million Americans have an increased risk for bone fractures, and the scary thing is, most of these people have no idea. Without read more »

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Arthritis

How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis that is so severe that it impacts your ability to work, you may be eligible to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees disability programs that offer monthly benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of medical conditions. To qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, you must read more »

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Stay Strong and Able With These Advanced Chronic Ankle Instability Treatments

Stay Strong and Able With These Advanced Chronic Ankle Instability Treatments

An ankle sprain has been reported to be the most common athletic injury in the United States. A vast majority of ankle sprains involve the lateral ankle ligaments. In the acute setting, ankle sprains are treated with rest, ice, compression, and immobilization. As symptoms resolve, patients continue treatment through physical therapy and gradual return to activity. A majority of these read more »

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Expert Insights On Treatment Options For Cystic Lesions Of The Talus

Expert Insights On Treatment Options For Cystic Lesions Of The Talus

As published in Podiatry Today: An osteochondral lesion is an injury or fracture to the chondral surface or underlying subchondral bone. These lesions occur in the talus and are generally secondary to single or multiple traumatic events. Traumatic events can cause multiple mechanisms of injury including shearing, fracture, avulsion and compaction. These injuries can result in varying degrees of partial read more »

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Can Waiting to See Your Foot Doctor about a Bad Ankle Today Bring on Arthritis Tomorrow? YES!

Can Waiting to See Your Foot Doctor about a Bad Ankle Today Bring on Arthritis Tomorrow? YES!

Growing up in my house, listening to Dad complain about his latest aches and pains was the family pastime I’d least like to repeat. The pain kept him from doing a lot around the house, but we were a family, so we did what we could to help out. “Go get your father the remote,” he’d say. “I’ve got a read more »

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It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

With the professional football season barely 6 weeks old, we’re already hearing the term “high ankle sprain” on a very regular basis. Here are just a handful of the growing legion of large limping men in the NFL: Odell Beckham (NY Giants) Reuben Foster (SF 49ers) Garett Bolles (Denver Broncos) Benny Cunningham (Chicago Bears) Mitchell Loewen (New Orleans Saints) Myles read more »

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