Recent Posts in Foot & Ankle Category

05.03.2018
The effect of footwear on the management of pain caused by disorders of the knee joint

Andy Gerken, MD, foot and ankle specialist with Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Newport Beach, CA, noted that athletic shoes are the easiest to work with in terms of foot function when trying to reduce pain. “A rigid insole to prevent bending ...

09.28.2017
Newport Orthopedic Institute Makes The Cut - LA Chargers Team Physicians

Now that the NFL football season is in full swing you may see some familiar faces on the sidelines at upcoming Los Angeles Chargers games. Our very own Newport Orthopedic Institute Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Doctors will be providing the ...

12.13.2016
Benefits of Exercise on Your Bone Health

By Dr. Emilia Ravski Exercise has many benefits! There is much discussion on how regular exercise can improve cardiovascular endurance, increase strength and maintain a healthy weight as well as prevent many diseases such as diabetes and high blood ...

06.01.2016
Fearing Drugs' Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis

We found this article worth sharing. Originally shared on June 1, 2016 by the New York Times. The original article is located here: New York Times article ______ Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis By ...

12.22.2011
BAREFOOT RUNNING: IS IT BETTER FOR YOUR FEET?

BAREFOOT RUNNING: IS IT BETTER FOR YOUR FEET? Orthopedic Surgeon, Andrew Gerken, MD, comments and answers questions regarding the new craze of barefoot running. ARE BAREFOOT RUNNING SHOES BETTER FOR YOUR FEET? Dr. Gerken: That probably depends on ...

12.22.2010
WINTER SPORTS: GET IN SHAPE NOW TO AVOID INJURY

AVOID INJURY THIS WINTER By Bill Gabriel, MPT 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 to ...

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
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
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 ...

07.07.2010
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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