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: 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: 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 […]