Health Articles

  • While arthritis is very common in larger joints, such as the hip and knee, the condition can still occur in smaller joints, including in the foot. The most common form of arthritis in the foot occurs in the big toe at the metatarsophalangeal, or MTP…
  • An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Ankle sprains may be common, but they are avoidable with the proper precautions. Recognizing the risks and taking…
  • Heel spurs occur when there is stress and strain on your foot ligaments and tendons. Most people don’t notice heel spurs, and they are not usually visible. However, heel spurs can sometimes cause pain in your heels, making it difficult to walk or do…
  • A wrist fusion involves joining bones of the wrist together to help improve their alignment. Typically, this surgery is performed as a treatment for arthritis in the wrist. It allows the bones to form and grow into one solid bone, which can help…
  • While a large percentage of tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow at some point in their career, they only make up a small percentage of all reported cases of tennis elbow.  Tennis elbow can strike anyone whose job or activity requires a…
  • Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa, which is a jelly-like sac that holds a small amount of fluid and acts as a cushion between bones and soft tissues. Hip bursitis is a common type of bursitis; however, this condition can also occur in the…
  • Chronic shoulder pain can have a variety of causes, from severe damage from a sports injury or car accident to wear and tear of the joint’s structures over years of normal daily use. The approach to treatment will depend on the patient and their…
  • For joint injuries and surgery, physical therapy plays a vital part in your recovery, helping you heal faster, increase your range of motion, and reduce scar tissue and pain. Physical therapy is a treatment method doctors often recommend to help…
  • Martial arts are a fun way for athletes of all ages to develop their mental and physical conditioning. Before enrolling, you should learn about the general risks involved with each specific martial art form (kung fu, taekwondo, judo, etc.), as…
  • There are typically only a few symptoms related to a fracture. If you or your athlete has suffered a fracture, the pain levels will vary depending on the location and type of fracture. Other common symptoms are swelling and/or bruising and an…