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Foot Orthotics: Science or Wishful Thinking

Monday, May 6th, 2019

One in four adults have some problem with their feet, according Emily Delzell’s article Feet Hurt? Sleep in Some Relief with Shoe Inserts, published by the Arthritis Foundation. Foot orthotic insoles are intended to support or correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. The insoles change the angle at which the foot strikes while walking […]

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Tips to Treat Extensor Tendonitis

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Extensor tendons are just under the skin at the top of the feet and enable the foot to flex and raise the toes. Tendons are bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. In the feet, they connect the bones of the toes to the muscles in the front of the legs.   Foot tendonitis […]

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Is Safe Scootering an Oxymoron?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

A kick scooter is a human-powered land vehicle with a handlebar, deck and wheels, and propelled by a rider pushing off the ground. They are made of aluminum, titanium and steel. Scooters are cool with names like Powerslide Coolmax, Envy, and Razorback Graffiti. There are two different types of scooters, three wheelers, which are more […]

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Hamstring Help

Hamstring Help

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Hamstring muscle injuries, such as a pulled hamstring, occur frequently in athletes. A pulled hamstring or strain is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh.   There are three hamstring muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. They start at the bottom of the pelvis and cross the […]

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Ankle Sprain Grades and Treatment

Friday, July 27th, 2018

A sprained ankle means one or more ligaments on the outer side of the ankle are stretched or torn.   Typically the ankle is rolled either inward (inversion sprain) or outward (eversion sprain). Inversion sprains cause pain along the outer side of the ankle and are the most common type. Eversion sprains along the inner […]

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Step Into DOC for Foot Disorders

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

The foot, one of the most complex structures in the human body, is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.   The foot balances the body’s weight and enables walking, running and playing sports. There are many different types of foot injuries and problems that can interfere with […]

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Shin Splint Hints

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem. Any vigorous sports activity can cause them, but runners run the highest risk of developing shin splints. Shin splints develop when the muscle and bone tissue in the leg become overworked by repetitive activity.   Shin splints are caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue […]

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Ankle Sprain or Fracture

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

It is estimated that 25,000 people in the U.S. suffer an ankle sprain every day. However, the ankle joint can be also be fractured (broken), a more serious injury that may affect one or more bones, ligaments and cartilage. The ankle joint is made up of three bones: Tibia: shinbone, which holds most of your […]

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Hip Resurfacing or Replacement

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Guests with advanced osteoarthritis of the hip may be candidates for hip resurfacing or hip replacement if all non-surgical options have failed. Surgery should be discussed with the DOC orthopedic surgeon if the hip causes severe pain, negatively affects quality of life and interferes with normal activities.   The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The […]

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Hip Fracture Prevention

Hip Hip Hooray

Monday, June 4th, 2018

You can protect yourself from hip fractures by eating a diet that includes calcium and Vitamin D, creating a safe home environment and regularly participating in a program of moderate exercise. Most hip fractures are caused by weak bone and the impact from a fall. Hip fractures are breaks in the thighbone (femur) just below […]

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Miniature Surgery

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Arthroscopy comes from two Greek words: “artho” meaning joint and “skopein” meaning to look. So Arthroscopy means to look within the joint. Arthroscopy involves a miniature incision and pencil-sized instruments with a lens and light to magnify and illuminate inside the joint.   The DOC surgeon is able to see inside the joint, including bones, […]

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Sprains, Strains and Automobiles to DOC

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

For movement, your bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles must all work together in response to signals from your brain. If ligaments, tendons, or muscles are sprained or strained, movement is impaired. Knees, wrists and ankles are most susceptible to sprain and strain injuries, usually caused by a fall or accident.   Ligaments are like strong […]

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Signs of an ACL Tear

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Three bones meet to form your knee joint, thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella). The kneecap sits in front of the joint to provide some protection. Bones are connected to other bones by ligaments.   There are four primary ligaments in your knee, acting like strong ropes to hold the bones together and keep […]

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Tiny Bursa Balloons to Bursitis

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

A bursa is a thin, fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates between bone and surrounding soft tissue, such as skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It’s like a tiny water balloon with only a few drops of fluid wedged between two surfaces.   An adult body contains about 160 bursae with 11 around the knee joint. […]

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If I Had a Hammer Toe

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

What is hammer toe? A hammer toe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. The toe is bent at the middle joint so that it resembles a hammer. If you have a hammer toe, the symptoms are visible with the hammer-like curling toe.     Other symptoms include: Pain in the affected […]

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