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The Bad Rap on Inflammation- Part 1

  Somewhere along the way the term inflammation got a bad name. Inflammation can’t be good, right? At least this is what most people think. Inflammation is actually an essential part of every reparative process. It is how our bodies heal and fight back. It is how...

On Sever’s Disease

This topic–Sever’s disease–was suggested by a reader on Facebook. “Like” me on Facebook here. To be perfectly blunt, Sever’s disease is basically the pediatric form of plantar fasciitis. Both are caused by calves that are too tight, and usually the...

The Rescue Patient: Part Two

In my last blog, I coined the term “The Rescue Patient.” While I am not always successful, this experience has given me the insight to make some useful recommendations to the rescue patient who is contemplating “coming in.” Keep in mind, most of my colleagues don’t...

Six Weeks: Part Two

In the last AO entry, I shared how as much as docs council our patients prior to an elective surgery, patients continue to only hear what they want to hear. Ultimately, I see these misguided — and unrealistic – expectations time and time again. In this entry, I...