Pain in Your Hip or Back? It Could be Linked to Your Feet

If your hip or lower back has been hurting, and you don’t remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet! Our bodies are like a chain, with one link–or bone–connecting at the joint to another link. Think about what would happen if the first link in the […]

Sports Medicine: Cuboid Syndrome - The Foot Pain That Won’t Go Away

A few days ago, I saw a 25-year-old male with lateral foot pain who had gone through multiple doctors and six months’ worth of tests and treatments—including x-rays, ultrasound to check blood flow, pain medication, and physical therapy—without results. He had significant swelling along the ankle and the side of the foot, […]

Sports Medicine: Got heel pain? We’ve got solutions.

If you’re suffering from heel pain, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 of my patients complain of some type of discomfort or strain in the heel. The good news is, you don’t have to resign yourself to living with this chronic pain.

Why is heel pain so common?

Because […]

Sports Medicine - The Facts about Orthotics

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Sports enthusiasts since the early 1970’s have been turning to the little plastic devices that have helped revolutionize the field of sports medicine. The functional foot orthotic (as it is technically known) emerged during those early years as an alternative method of treating sports injuries without surgery. The elite athletes […]

Sports Medicine: Patello-Femoral Syndrome Spells Knee Pain

This source of pain is known by a seemingly unending variety of names, “runners knee”, “bikers knee”, the tongue twisters patellofemoral syndrome and chondromalacia patella. Why should anyone care about a problem with such a confusing and complex sounding name? Anyone with knee pain should listen up – according to many leading sources and sports […]