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Knee Replacement

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty A surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain andreduce disability. Knee replacement is still considered an “elective” procedure for most. Recently a NY times article noted, about 12 percent of adults in the United States have painful arthritic knees that limit mobility. Yearly more than 640,000 have…

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Osteoarthritis of the Knee, What is it? What are the symptoms, what can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect? Basic knee anatomy: The knee joint is comprised of the connection of the femur AKA thigh bone, tibia or shin bone,  fibula,( smaller, next to tibia, and the patella ( knee…

Foot Cramps: Causes and What To Do

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Causes of Foot Cramps The human foot and ankle is comprised of26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some common causes of cramps in the feet are due to excessive physical activity, especially in hot weather conditions. Over exertion combined with dehydration for example during prolonged exercise may lead to cramps. During exercise…

Flat Feet AKA Pes Planus

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pes Planus The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals)  and the joints of the five digit or toes. There are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. All joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot function as the joint movers. Geometrically the bones articulate…

Degenerative Disc Disease

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Degenerative Disc Disease, What is it? What can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect. Spinal Anatomy a quick review. The inter-vertebral disc is composed of cartilage tissue between two spinal vertebra. It serves as a cushion separating two bone. The outer strong fibers are  called the annulus with a nucleus…

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What is a Bunion?

January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is A Bunion? First let’s describe toe anatomy. The toes are made up of the longer metatarsals. Each two has smaller long bones called phalanges. The Big toe is comprised of two phalanges, and two joints called the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) and inter-phalangeal (IP) . The other toes have one meta-tarsal and three phalanges…

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Swollen Knee

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is A Swollen Knee?  A swollen knee, also known as “water on the knee” is knee effusion, a collection of fluid in and around the knee joint. This arises due to over use, injury or disease. Common injuries involve torn ligaments (e.g. ACL tear), cartilage damage (meniscus tear), or bone fractures. Symptoms include: Painful…

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HammerToe

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is A Hammertoe? A hammertoe is an abnormality causing your toe to curl downward instead of straight ahead due to a muscle and ligament imbalance surrounding the toe joint. While any toe can be affected, it typically affects the second or third toe. Hammertoe generally manifests over time from arthritis or poorly fitting shoes.…

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Common Foot Problems

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Are The Common Foot Problems?  Running, jumping, walking and climbing can all wreak havoc on our feet, causing many problems ranging from inflammation or infection to injuries of bones, ligaments and muscles. Three of the biggest risk factors include diabetes, aging and improper shoes. The most common foot problems that people experience are: Athlete’s…

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Gout

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is Gout? Gout, one of the most recorded medical illnesses in history, is a condition of painful joints caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals. Uric acid is created when our bodies break down purines from the protein we eat. Triggers for an attack include: Dehydration Seafood Red meat Alcoholic beverages Drinks sweetened…