Posts Categorized: Foot and Ankle Injuries

Tumbling, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics – Louisville Orthopedic on Gymnastics Injury

Research led by Xavier Grapton (2013) and colleagues examined gymnastics injury information induced by tumbling, trampoline usage, and acrobatic gymnastics. Over a 5 year period, researchers looked at 357 traumatic events in acrobats and gymnastics injuries were identified based on the location of the gymnastics injury, the type of tissue injured, and causation. Researchers found that gymnastic injuries related… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Now Offered by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld MD

(PRLEAP.COM) LOUISVILLE, KY- (October 26, 2016) – Louisville sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at her office in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to introduce patients to a new and innovative form of pain relief. Over the past several years, a number of research studies have validated the benefits… Read more »

Study Finds that Vitamin D is a Risk Factor for Stress Fractures

Stress Fracture Treatment and Vitamin D Stress fractures are known for causing tiny cracks in a bone and pain to the affected area. This type of injury is often sustained through repetitive movements or overuse common in sports like long-distance running. Many individuals and athletes that run long distances or those that engage in activities that… Read more »

20 Running Tips and Injury Prevention Methods

Running Tips To Keep You On The Roads Injury prevention is an important topic for runners at every level, from beginners to long-time veterans. Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld has many years of experience treating common running injuries and helping runners continue to enjoy the sport they love. In this… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Videos

Plantar fasciitis is a common medical condition that causes heel pain and foot discomfort. Your plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that is responsible for connecting your heel bone to your toes. When this area becomes strained, the fascia weakens and begins to swell. Most people notice this type of heel pain immediately… Read more »

Suffering from Foot Pain? Here’s an Overview of 7 Common Foot Injuries

Your feet are responsible for many different functions. These flexible, complex structures are comprised of several different components including tendons, muscles, joints, bones and tissue. All of these important pieces work together to help us perform many different physical activities and navigate through life. 7 Common Medical Conditions That Cause Foot Pain Foot health is extremely… Read more »

Achilles Injury and Genetics

If you’ve ever had an Achilles injury, you know how painful these can be. Oftentimes Achilles injuries are accompanied by extreme pain shooting through the back of the foot and heel, tenderness and swelling. Stiffness, loss of mobility and sometimes popping noises are also typical if you’ve torn or ruptured your Achilles tendon. This springy… Read more »

Achilles Tendon Rupture

What Gender is more likely to experience an Achilles Tendon Rupture? When it comes to an Achilles tendon injury, men are more likely than women to tear their Achilles tendon. It is important to note, though, that the Achilles tendon rupture rate is increasing for both men and women. The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in… Read more »

Best Shoes for Travel

5 Tips for the Best Shoes for Travel – Whether you are going on vacation, or traveling for business, learn 5 helpful tips for the best shoes to pack for travel. 1. Bring shoes you can slip in and out of easily. If you are flying, this is especially helpful at the airport, making it easier… Read more »