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By Robert C. Olson, D.P.M.

Heel pain is the most common new patient complaint seen in the typical foot and ankle practice. Many people refer to heel spurs as their problem. Although patients may have a spur, the vast majority don’t cause the patient pain. This small...

By Ian D. Archibald, M.D., F.A.C.S., CIME

Despite the recent balmy weather, many of you may be ready to take a trip to the ski slopes for skiing, snowboarding, or other snow sport activities. There are approximately 500 ski areas in North America to choose from....

By Ian D. Archibald, M.D., F.A.C.S., CIME

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common nerve disorder caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes across the wrist into the hand and through a region known as the carpal tunnel. Many factors contribute to the cause of...

By Ian D. Archibald, M.D., F.A.C.S., CIME

Knee replacement surgery has gained universal acceptance for restoring the functions of walking, activities of daily living, and light recreational activities in patients disabled by arthritis. Over 300,000 of...

By Erik C. Johnson, M.D.

The knee is a complex joint with four major ligaments. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a strong band of tissue that is located within the knee and connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). It functions to...

By Erik C. Johnson, M.D.

The rotator cuff is one of the most important structures of the shoulder. It is composed of four muscles and their tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place. The “cuff”, or the tendon portion of the rotator cuff, inserts onto...

By Robert C. Olson, D.P.M.

It is estimated that 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day in the United States. Approximately 85% of these injuries are a rolling in or inversion of the ankle. Typically the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are...

By Henry Clayton Thomason, III, M.D.

As the population grows older, arthritis will affect hundreds of thousands of people and more and more will go to their doctor to see what, if anything, can be done to alleviate the pain. There are numerous conservative, non-operative...

By Henry Clayton Thomason, III, M.D.

With the increasing age of our population, more and more people will eventually become affected by arthritis. Likely you or someone you know already suffers from the disease. In the last several years, many treatment...