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Blog Posts in July, 2010

07.22.2010
WHAT'S NEW IN TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN

WHAT’S NEW IN TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN By Alan H. Beyer, MD, FACS Patients with knee problems know how painful their condition can be. Damage to the articular cartilage–the smooth lining that covers and cushions the bones of the knee joint ...

07.22.2010
RAPID-RECOVERY PT: A FAST TRACK TO RECUPERATION

RAPID-RECOVERY PT: A FAST TRACK TO RECUPERATION By Bill Gabriel, PT, DPT Rapid-Recovery Physical Therapy (RRPT) is the name given to the use of physical therapy to expedite post-surgical recovery. Prior to the 1980’s, a relatively inactive ...

07.22.2010
DR. GERKEN - AMERICAN HEALTH JOURNAL - FOOT AND ANKLE PROBLEMS

Dr. Gerken appears on American Health Journal and discusses foot and ankle problems.

07.22.2010
POOR POSTURE: THE STRAIGHT STORY

POOR POSTURE: THE STRAIGHT STORY By Kim Safman, MD Like many things in life, it turns out your mother was right. Poor posture is not just a bad habit or a sign of decreased confidence. Numerous studies have proven that poor posture puts pressure on ...

07.22.2010
STILL IN PAIN?

STILL IN PAIN? By Kim Safman, MD If you have been suffering with pain for longer than three months, you are not alone. Chronic pain affects an estimated 86 million Americans. The most common complaints are low back pain and headache, but medical ...

07.22.2010
SUMMER: THE SEASON FOR HEEL PAIN

SUMMER: THE SEASON FOR HEEL PAIN By William W. McNair, DPM When the weather turns warm and people break out their sandals and other flat, flexible shoes, I know it’s plantar fasciitis season. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury affecting the ...

07.22.2010
COULD IT BE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

COULD IT BE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? By Tze C. Ip, MD Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to an inflammation of the median nerve at the wrist. There is a structure in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, through which the median nerve and nine tendons pass ...

07.22.2010
NEUROMAS: A FREQUENT CAUSE OF FOOT PAIN

NEUROMAS: A FREQUENT CAUSE OF FOOT PAIN Are you suffering from episodic or chronic pain in the ball of your foot? People who experience foot pain may sometimes be told they have a stress fracture or bone bruise, when in fact the cause is a neuroma. ...

07.22.2010
KEEPING KIDS SAFE IN SPORTS

KEEPING KIDS SAFE IN SPORTS With the arrival of September, many children head back to school and to the soccer field, track or volleyball court. This is the time of year when we start to see a surge in sports-related injuries in kids. But heeding ...

07.22.2010
GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF ANKLE PAIN

GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF ANKLE PAIN The ankle is a complex structure that, when injured, can lead to pain and swelling, restricted movement, and mild to moderate instability. The most common ankle injuries are sprains, but breaks, stress fractures ...

07.22.2010
OSTEOPOROSIS: A BRITTLE REALITY

OSTEOPOROSIS: A BRITTLE REALITY Osteoporosis is a progressive disease of bone loss that afflicts 28 million Americans. When bones lose their density, they become more porous and susceptible to fracture. It is estimated that 1.5 million bone fractures ...

07.22.2010
GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN: WORTH THE HYPE?

GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN: WORTH THE HYPE? The vitamin and supplement industry is a billion dollar enterprise in this country. The Food and Drug Administration has reported that approximately one-third of all adult Americans have used some form of ...

07.22.2010
WINTER SPORTS: GET IN SHAPE NOW TO AVOID INJURY

WINTER SPORTS: GET IN SHAPE NOW TO AVOID INJURY Ski season is just around the corner in southern California, as the weather gets colder and the mountains begin to get snowfall. Before you hit the slopes this year, be sure that your body is prepared ...

07.07.2010
BEATING BUNIONS

BEATING BUNIONS Anyone who has ever suffered with a bunion knows that, despite its peculiar name, bunions are no laughing matter. A bony growth that forms at the base of the big toe, bunions develop when the big toe angles in toward the rest of the ...


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