Sports and injuries

 
Sports Injuries: Natural Grass Vs. Artificial Turf It's Fall and that means that every year there are several sports activities that either start the season or some end the season. Baseball ends in November with the World Series and Football, Basketball and Ice Hockey get going full swing. When we treat an athlete who plays in single or multiple sports and we commonly...

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You Hurt Your Big Toenail, Now What? How long does it take for a nail to grow out? Common question, but I'm afraid I can't give you an exact answer. Nails grow approximately 1mm a month, but they can grow faster or slower, depending on the overall health of the patient, trauma, or fungus. At one point in my youth I wanted...

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Frustrated by Shin Splints? Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), are a common condition frequently seen among runners and athletic individuals. It is characterized by a deep aching pain in the back and on the inside of the leg during or after physical activity. Those who have experienced this condition can tell you it can be...

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Stress Fractures: the Mystery Injury Stress Fractures: Stress fractures can be a difficult thing to diagnose, but they're generally a very easy thing to treat. Many active patients come in with pain, most often in the front part of their foot, swollen, and completely flummoxed about the source of this new pain, since they don't recall any injury to the area.   Stress...

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Dr. Christin Runkel, DPM I spent this past Sunday like many Americans, watching a football game with my family at a local restaurant.  As the referees determined yardage and the players fought to gain it, my attention flew to the actual playing field, the grass beneath their shoes.  Before the introduction of hybrid, genetically improved grasses,...

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