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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...

Shockwave? For Foot Pain?!

Many of you have asked me about potential treatments you’ve heard about about for chronic plantar fasciitis and other foot ailments. Two that continue to come up in conversation: GS surgery and ESWT. In short, here is what my experience shows: Gastrocnemius Slide (GS)...

My Pet Peeve: NOT Sticking To Stretching

(…Or just about anything else we tell ‘em.) Patients are predictable I’m sorry to say. Non-compliance is a very large problem with patients. I give approximately 85% of my patients explicit, written directions to do calf stretching and – even with the most...

MRI Abuse

MRI overuse and misuse really makes me angry. Did you know that a growing number of doctors don’t even read the tests themselves? Another shocking aspect of this industry is that some doctors will order an MRI because it’s quicker than doing an in-depth history or a...

The Most Expensive Pair of Heels

There are nearly 2 million cases of plantar fasciitis in the United States every year. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I’m quite familiar with this issue since nearly 20 percent of my patients come to me about plantar fasciitis. Although there is a surefire way to fix the...