The Ideal Footwear

The Ideal Footwear

It is important to make sure you have the right footwear and for different conditions, like working out or not. Wayne Goldstein, Podiatric Physician at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, highlights the importance of finding the right fit for your foot. “It is important based on your activity level and what you are doing”, […]

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When to Consider Bunion Surgery

When to Consider Bunion Surgery

Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says when the pain that you are having from your bunion is interfering with your quality of life on a daily basis it is time to consider surgery. When that time comes you need to be sure of asking how the surgery is and […]

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Learning About Bunion Surgery

Learning About Bunion Surgery

Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains all bunion surgery is outpatient surgery, so you come into the hospital and go home the same day. It will take one hour or two to complete and most of the time you will have general anesthesia. He also says every bunion is […]

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Understanding Hammer Toe

Understanding Hammer Toe

According to Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, a hammer toe is a deformity of one of the toes and what happens is over time the pull of the tendons become imbalanced and this results in the toe lifting up in the knuckle of the toe. He also explains a […]

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Learning About Bunions

Learning About Bunions

Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says a bunion is a deformity of the big toe; it is a bump on the inside of the toe and it is the big toe drifting towards the lesser toes. He explains this condition causes pain over the bump, which is going to […]

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Preventing Bunions

Preventing Bunions

Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says the treatment for a bunion starts by telling patients to modify the shoewear so wider shoes, wider toe boxes. If that does not work, you can put all kinds of spaces and splints to tolerate the pain better, but once those things fail […]

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Learning About Plantar Fasciitis

Learning About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament called plantar fascia, which is on the bottom of the heel bone. Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says it is a terrible problem, because it is incredibly difficult to get rid of it and it will cause pain when stepping. “The […]

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Learning About Ankle Sprain

Learning About Ankle Sprain

Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon, at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says an ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries they see in orthopedics and it is probably the most frequent thing doctors see in the ER, so there are about 25,000 ankle sprains every day. According to him, there are certain […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Risk Factors

Plantar Fasciitis Risk Factors

Age, certain types of exercise, foot mechanics, obesity and occupations that keep the patient in his feet are plantar fasciitis risk factors, describes Phillip DePaola, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute. He explains he suffered plantar fasciitis during college and he got custom orthotics for his shoes which had corrected his pes […]

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