Spine Surgeon Introduces Novel Method for Treating Chronic Back and Neck Pain
Ken Hansraj, MD, the Spine Surgeon who brought international attention to the global health problem of “Text Neck,” introduces LIFT: Meditations to Boost Back Health, a new series of instructional meditations created to improve spine health, help lessen chronic neck and back pain, and provide an alternative to surgery and medication.
What Is Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia refers to pain and tenderness in the ball of the foot. This pain can be caused by anything that puts excessive pressure on that part of your foot, such as too-tight shoes or intense exercise, as well as various health conditions.
Collaboration underway to advance future of biologics
As advancements in musculoskeletal biologic therapies have grown in the past decade, so has clinical use of these therapies despite insufficient evidence for widespread clinical application.
Diagnostic evaluation of mechanical ankle instability by comparing injured and uninjured contralateral ankles using arthrometry
Individuals with mechanical ankle instability (MAI) have obvious lateral ligament laxity and excessive ankle joint motion beyond the physiologic range. Arthrometry has been introduced to quantitatively measure the laxity of ankle joint. However, the diagnostic accuracy of arthrometers in diagnosing MAI is still debatable.
On pins and needles: Just what is dry needling?
While the name of the procedure may sound intimidating, dry needling is an accessible and commonly offered therapy for people with muscle, ligament or tendon pain.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis to Flare Up?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed. Certain factors can cause plantar fasciitis to flare up, including lots of physical activity, wearing shoes without proper support, or rapid weight gain.
Causes of Foot Pain and Treatment Options
The foot is a complex intersection of numerous muscles, bones, and ligaments that work together to enable you to stand and walk. Occasionally, an issue with one of these anatomical structures leads to pain and puts limitations on your daily function.
Avoiding Hip Replacement: How Stem Cells Can Treat Avascular Necrosis
A Yale Medicine orthopaedic surgeon has developed an innovative procedure that uses a patient’s own stem cells to treat a condition that can cause painful hip fractures.
Platelet-rich plasma, a biomaterial, for the treatment of anterior talofibular ligament in lateral ankle sprain
Because of the rising prevalence of anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) damage, there is a considerable interest in developing innovative techniques to improve the biological healing response of ATFL.
Jones Fracture of the Foot: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery
Jones fractures are caused by sudden force on the outside of the foot when twisted, usually with the heel off the ground. This can occur from overuse, playing sports, dancing, or a slip-and-fall accident.