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, […]

How Did My Foot Get So Screwed Up During Pregnancy? A strange case of fractured fibular sesamoid

A strange case of fractured fibular sesamoid

One of my recent patients is a young woman in her twenties who was pregnant, and had been suffering inexplicable foot pain for several months. She had done everything she could think of to relieve the pain, including researching on the Internet for possible causes, but […]

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: Sinus Tarsi Syndrome - The Ankle Pain That Isn't

Patients commonly complain about painful heels and ankles. This problem is sometimes challenging and can become resistant to standard treatment such as rest, ice, bandaging, physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatories and injections. No doubt, many patients have encountered their primary care physician or other specialist yet despite their doctors’ best efforts they remain unimproved.

This past […]

Mortons Neuroma: Is Your Aching Foot Telling You Something ?

Neuroma pain often described as burning or tingling.

Every year tens of thousands of Americans will be diagnosed as having Morton’s Neuroma. In all likelihood, this represents a tenth of the actual cases since misdiagnosis, lack of medical treatment and non-reported cases are so common.

What Is It?

Laypeople may use a variety of […]

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: Heel Pain in the Young Athlete

Earlier this year I wrote about a number of possible causes for heel pain in the adult. The pain, of course, constitutes a helpful signal alerting you that something is wrong and maybe where the problem is in the foot. Among the lesser known causes of heel pain is calcaneal apophysitis – injury to the […]

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 […]

Sports Medicine: Recognizing and Relieving 3 Common Sports Injuries

Being a sports medicine specialist can be compared to coaching a team. The coach encourages his players to do their best and push themselves to the limit. In doing so, he also knows, however, that accidents do happen and people do get hurt. Some of the most common injuries athletes sustain involve the heel, ankle […]