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Turf Toe Injury - A Common Problem In Many Sports by DrGibson Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 9:00am Turf toe is a common injury we are encountering more often in our office.  When starting the practice, it was my opinion (and what I was taught) that Turf Toe was an injury from the great toe catching in the turf and not being allowed to move as normal.   This, therefore, only happened in football as the cleat caught in the turf.  Who else plays ... Read on »
Big Toe Pain In Soccer by DrGibson Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 9:00am As I watched my daughter in soccer last night, I was thinking about several soccer playing patients I have that have sustained injuries.  These injuries happen on a regular basis, and can interfere with continued soccer play.  But some injuries are less problematic and can allow continued play if treated properly.  One such soccer injury occurs ... Read on »
Can You Get Turf Toe Without Turf? by DrGibson Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 12:00am On a regular basis, we see patients with injuries on the football field or on the soccer field that presents to the joint at the base of the great toe.  In these individuals, any movement of the big toe leads to significant pain (especially when the toe flexes up – dorsiflexion).  It may also be seen with swelling or stiffness to the big ... Read on »
Important Information about Common Foot Problems from America’s Podiatrist Dr. Michael Nirenberg by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 2:01pm Thanks to guest author America’s PodiatristSM,  Dr. Michael Nirenberg for these great insights into some common foot pain problems.  I hope that you have healthy and happy feet, but if any of the foot problems below are an issue for you – please listen to your feet and seek medical attention if necessary.  Treatment and prevention is a whole lot ... Read on »
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOT PROBLEMS... by Barmac Posted Fri 04 Nov 2011 6:57pm After my present foot problem which has been a great success I thought it might interest you to know about the different types of foot problems you can have from Raynaud's disease to Osteoarthritis. If you toes are always cold it could mean poor blood flow which can be a circulatory problem. This can be linked to smoking, high blood ... Read on »
Turf Toe Help! by JYorey Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm 1 Comment Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe, located at the ball of the foot. The condition is usually caused from either jamming the toe, or pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping. The most common complaint is pain at the base of the toe, but you may also have symptoms of stiffness and swelling. The name turf ... Read on »
DAYS THREE – SIX POST OP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS OF THE BIG TOE... by Barmac Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 4:25pm Pain became much much easier by day three with the worst discomfort in the night. You are told that you need to keep your foot free of any bedding and obviously to lie on your back in bed. For a stomach sleeper it does take a bit to change a life times habit of going to sleep on your stomach. Fortunately it is my right foot and I sl ... Read on »
Podagra Gout: Definition, Causes and Treatment by BerryRipe Posted Mon 08 Jul 2013 10:26am Podagra Gout Imagine how it would feel to have burning hot needles piercing the base of your big toe joint...while that area was swollen and very tender. Not a pleasant thought? That's how those who suffer from podagra feel. What is Podagra and What Causes Gout Podagra is a form of gout which primarily affects the join ... Read on »
Of Aches and Pains and Growing Older by jpetersen Posted Tue 10 Jul 2012 10:08pm Wow! What was that owie? You guys know me by now – pretty high pain threshold – so when something hurts, something has to be wrong. At the moment, my entire left side of joints is out of whack and my friends on Facebook are telling me it’s from our 19-hour drive on Friday. Stay tuned for a more-expert opinion… I’ve been put on notice ... Read on »
Sciatica Part 2 - Causes and Symptoms by Brandon Goulding Posted Mon 14 May 2012 8:29am Now that you've learned the Anatomy of the sciatica nerve we can get into what causes sciatica. As I said in the introduction, I am using sciatica to describe a bunch of terms that are commonly debated. Some professionals believe "true" sciatica comes only from the nerve root, but I would argue that sciatica is any change to function, sensation, ... Read on »