Plantar fasciitis is characterized by inflammation and/or thickening of the band of tissue (plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. Oftentimes, patients have many questions regarding this common cause of heel pain. What leads to plantar fasciitis? Are there prevention techniques? If pain is already present, what treatment options exist? With so much information at our fingertips, it can be difficult to differentiate between tried and true methods and common misconceptions. Continue reading to learn more from one of our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Paul Daines.
Severe arthritis of the ankle joint is the result of progressive wearing down of the articular cartilage cushion that lines the joint, ultimately creating bone-on-bone grinding. End-stage arthritis results in pain, combined with loss of function and mobility – severely limiting normal activity. When this end stage is reached and non-operative options (such as medication, injections, and bracing) have been exhausted, patients are presented with two methods of surgical treatment.
In my nearly twenty-five years of orthopaedic practice, almost every patient referred to me with shoulder pain comes to my office with some form of fear about having a torn rotator cuff. Thankfully, not every aching shoulder is caused by a torn rotator cuff (RC), but it is common for the presence of a torn rotator cuff to cause pain.
Join us at Wesselman Park on September 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. for the second annual Total Joint Trek. The walk is free for all joint replacement patients and $10 for family and friends. The registration form can be turned in to any ProRehab or Tri-State Orthopaedics location. To find out more about the event, visit http://www.totaljointtrek.com/.
A simple Google search for “knee arthritis” yields more results than a person can read in a lifetime. With information overload, it can be difficult to decipher what is true and applicable in your situation. While much of what is found on the internet is true regarding arthritis, some pieces of information are not. Hopefully these explanations will dispel some common arthritis myths.