Category: Foot Care

Turf Toe

  Joel D. Stewart, MD The big toe joint {metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe} can be sprained by jamming or by repetitively springing, pushing off or jumping during sports.  It can also be sprained through accidentally bending it too far backward. We tend to see this injury more among athletes,… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Turf Toe

  Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT A sprain of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe has come to be known as Turf Toe, since artificial turf is now widely used in the world of sports. Artificial Turf is harder and doesn’t have as much “give” as natural grass fields when a… Read more »

Common Causes of Heel Pain and How Physical Therapy May Help

Jonathan Lorusso, LPTA At OSC, our orthopaedic physicians treat many patients who complain of heel pain caused by a tendon or ligament that is inflamed and angry.  As an OSC Physical Therapist Assistant, I’m referred these patients to help them overcome their heel pain through exercise and the use of specific modalities designed to reduce… Read more »

The Top Two Causes for Heel Pain

Joel D. Stewart, MD As a busy foot and ankle specialist, I often see patients complaining of heel pain.  Here, I’ll discuss the two most common reasons for heel pain and how they are treated. Plantar Fasciitis – The way I hear patients describe the pain they feel from Plantar Fasciitis is pretty much the… Read more »

OSC to Welcome Fellowship-trained Foot and Ankle Specialist in January 2020

Orthopaedic & Spine Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Joel Stewart will join the practice in January 2020. Dr. Stewart is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who holds a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a reputable surgeon whose practice focuses on reconstruction of the foot and ankle.  With an emphasis on… Read more »

Corns & Calluses: Common Problems of the Foot

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD When Orthopaedic Physicians (like myself) gather at a professional conference, we usually spend time discussing the latest innovations in joint replacement or spine surgery, new surgical techniques and groundbreaking biologic or pharmaceutical therapies.  We typically don’t spend any time discussing or thinking about corns or calluses.  However, these are exceedingly… Read more »

Nerve Compression in the Foot or Ankle

Raj N. Sureja, MD When we hear the term “pinched nerve”, we typically think of the neck or lower back.  But pinched or compressed nerves can occur anywhere in the body and the foot or ankle are no exception.  When a bone, tendon or ligament presses against a nerve, pain and dysfunction can result. Common… Read more »

Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The human skeleton is a remarkable structure that supports our body and allows us to walk upright, run with the wind, bend over to pick up a child, carry heavy loads and hundreds of other tasks every day.  The main component of our skeleton is bone, a mineralized, living composite that… Read more »