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4 Simple Steps to Wrap a Sprained Ankle With KT Tape

On this page: Does wrapping your ankle help? How does KT tape work? Ankle taping video, instructions and tips I sprained my ankle and trashed my lateral ligaments many years ago and became dependent on athletic tape to function until I discovered PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections. I had two treatments one month apart and have…
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Types of Deltoid Ligament Injuries

On this page: What is the deltoid ligament? What is a sprain of the deltoid ligament? How do you check the deltoid ligament? What are the treatment options? Patient story of a deltoid ligament injury While most of us have heard of an outside ankle sprain, can you also have problems with the inside ankle…
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Toe Joint Fusion Recovery: One Patient’s Story

On this page: Big toe arthritis and hallux rigidus Problems with toe joint fusion A patient’s story This week I met a patient who had a toe joint fusion. However, this was a disaster of sorts. The good news was that her toe felt better, but the bad news was that her ankle felt worse.…
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Ankle Ligament Surgery? Do You Really Need it?

Do you need surgery for a torn ligament in the ankle? What is ankle reconstruction surgery? How long is the recovery from ankle surgery? Let’s dig in. Which Ankle Ligaments? The ankle ligaments that are most commonly injured are the ones on the outside. I have highlighted these in yellow in the image on the…
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Pain in the Back of The Heel?

As a physician who practices interventional orthopedics, I see many patients each month with pain in the back of the heel. What are the common causes of this problem? How can it be fixed? Let’s dig in. What’s in The Back of the Heel that Could Cause Pain? Calcaneus The bone at the back of…
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Collapsed Ankle: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

On this page: What causes a collapsed ankle? How do you treat a collapsed ankle? What if I leave a collapsed ankle untreated? I both love and hate getting older. The one part of getting older I do like is that I get to experience on a first-hand basis all of the stuff my patients…
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5 Ways to Treat Plantar Fasciitis That Your Doctor Never Told You About

Plantar fasciitis can cause miserable heel pain. Treatments are often surgical, but there are nonsurgical solutions. Here are 5 Ways to treat plantar fasciitis that your doctor never told you about...

Torn Ankle Ligament Surgery: The Hammer and the Nail Effect

Do you really need torn ankle ligament surgery? Most of the time the ligament isn't as torn as you were lead to believe...
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