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High arch is causing my foot problems. What is the solution? Jul 19th, 2021

What are the problems related to high arches? The foot is functioning like a tripod. When the arch is high, there is an association with tilted heel making the foot unstable. Patients often feel unstable especially with walking on uneven grounds. Weightbearing areas of the foot is also shifted to...

Why do I keep spraining my ankle? Apr 18th, 2021

Why do I keep spraining my ankle? Ankle joint is stabilized by both static and dynamic structures. Stabilizing structures can be damaged by a significant sprain or recurrent ones including lateral ankle ligaments, ankle syndesmosis, peroneal tendons, and bony structrures. up to 30% of ankle sprains can lead to chronic...

I broke my ankle! What should I do? Apr 17th, 2021

  What is a broken ankle? Ankle joint is composed of 3 bone. Tibia and Fibula are the 2 leg bones that join together to create the roof of the ankle joint. They are tightly articulate with a short bone below called "Talus". Most ankle fractures that are caused by...

What is the treatment for painful Achilles tendon? Mar 19th, 2021

How can I tell my Achilles tendon is haveing troubles? Achilles tendon is composed of two muscle groups, Soleus and Gastrocnemius muscles. The Gastrocsoleus spans the knee, ankle, and subtalar joints, making it common that patients feel pain and tightness from the thigh to the heel and the arch of...

I have cartilage damage in the ankle joint. What should I do? Mar 14th, 2021

What is the osteochondral lestion of the talus (OLTs)? The OLT is a condition related to local damage to the cartilage and adjacent bone at the dome of the talus in the ankle joint. Although some may be related to growth and developments, most of the OLTs are related to...

Treatments for Achilles Tendon Ruptures Feb 20th, 2021

How to diagnose Achilles tendon ruptures? Patients usually present with acute and sudden pain behind the calf. Commonly, a feeling of “getting kicked” behind the heel is described. There is a significant pain and weakness in flexing the ankle joint. Most orthopaedic surgeons will be able to diagnose an Achilles...

How to take care of my foot and ankle after surgery. Jan 15th, 2021

What happens on the day of surgery? Patients should be well prepared before surgery. Surgery may be performed at a designated hospital or a surgery center. Patients usually receive a phone call a day ahead to remind about the surgery. It is crucial that food and drink are avoided after...

Minimally Invasive Correction of Big Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus) Dec 27th, 2020

What is a big toe arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)? A big toe arthritis is a common and painful condition affecting the joint at the base of the great toe. Patients usually suffer from pain at bony prominence on the top of the base of the big toe together with stiffness and limited...

Should I consider an Ankle Replacement for for my Ankle Arthritis? Dec 24th, 2020

What is an ankle arthritis? Ankle arthritis is a condition that there is a diffuse and irreversible damage to the cartilage and bone of the ankle joint. They most commonly occured after traumatic events and less commonly related to inflammatory conditions and idiopathic causes. Patients usually suffer from pain, stiffness,...

Treatment for Flatfoot Deformity Dec 23rd, 2020

What is a flatfoot deformity? Flatfoot deformity is can be painful condition related to flattening of the foot arch. Patients may present with pain on the inside of the ankle and the inner arch of foot due to overloading of the posterior tibial tendon, deltoid ligaments, spring ligaments, or plantar...

Minimally Invasive Hammertoe Correction Dec 12th, 2020

What is a hammertoe? A hammertoe is a common deformity occurs at the lesser toes leading to pain, discomfort, and difficulties in wearing shoes. Patients usually suffer from pain at various locations in the forefoot such as at the ball of the foot, top of the toe, and tip of the...

Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction Nov 29th, 2020

What is a bunion? A bunion is a common and painful condition affecting the joint at the base of the great toe. Patients usually suffer from pain on the inner aspect of the forefoot right over the bony prominence. Symptoms are usually aggravated by tight shoes and high heels making...