Did you know that ankle strains and sprains are the most common fall sports injury? It’s not surprising, really. After all, no matter what sport you’re playing, you almost always concentrate on something besides your feet.
Do you have a bump on the side of your foot? Does that bump make it painful to walk in just about any kind of shoe? If so, you may have a bunion.
When you have a bunion, your weight rests on it with every step. That pressure is the reason for the pain.
There are dozens of academic books on foot and ankle surgery. But only one focuses solely on complications that can arise after these surgeries. “Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery,” published by Des Moines podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Lee, was created to help surgeons manage the effects of these complications.
Troy Graer was tired of the pain. “Every day was a bad knee day,” he says. “I’d been having knee pain for the last four or five years. But the last year was the worst.”
His x-rays showed that both knees were bone-on-bone. Not surprisingly, cortisone shots didn’t do much to lessen the pain.
Knee replacement is a major operation and usually requires at least one night in the hospital. Now there’s an alternative.
Outpatient knee surgery is usually done in a surgery center. Patients get to go home the same day of the surgery — usually without any time at all in the hospital.
If you’ve considered knee surgery but have been putting it off, you’ll want to read this.
Studies show that close to 50% of people will develop osteoarthritis, a degenerative bone disease that can cause knee cartilage to break down. Delaying treatment can cause more damage and more pain — and it can eventually reduce your surgical options.
Tennis elbow happens when you overload or put continuous pressure on your elbow. Pain usually occurs on the outside of your arm, where your forearm meets your elbow (although it can also spread into your forearm or wrist).
New parents who repeatedly lift their babies under their arms may experience a condition commonly called Mother’s Wrist, caused by pointing the thumbs up and wrapping the other fingers around the back of the baby, which results in inflammation of the tendons below the thumbs.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects 3-6% of adults in America. It is characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.
Do you suffer from muscle twitching, weakness, numbness, or paralysis? What about sensations of burning, pinpricks, or sudden shocks of electricity?
You’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from muscle and nerve pain. It can be frustrating for some and devastating or life-changing for others.