Monthly Archives: February 2012

Management of Plantar Fasciitis Evolving

An article of mine outlining exploring the causes of plantar fasciitis and traditional and new treatments has been published in the Jounal of Musculoskeletal Medicine and is available on-line.  If you have plantar fasciitis or treat people with plantar fasciitis, it may help you put these treatments in perspective.

Ankle fractures: When is surgery necessary?

Ankle fractures:
When is surgery necessary? So you’re taking your dog out for a walk, enjoying the night air, when suddenly the dog lunges for the bushes. Your shoulder is snapped into tension, and your ankle rolls over the edge of the sidewalk. You hear a sickening “SNAP!” Suddenly, your ankle will no longer carry your weight.

How does a Hammertoe form?

Important Points
· Many things can cause pain in the forefoot.
· Swelling around the joints near the ball of the foot often indicates that a ligament on the bottom of the foot is deteriorating.
· The deterioration and tearing of this ligament can signal the development of a hammertoe, the most common deformity of the lesser toes.