Monthly Archives: October 2014

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 »

What Are Orthotics including Custom Orthotics?

An orthotic is a device that is placed inside your shoe to help correct foot malalignment. An orthotic, including custom orthotics, is a supportive insert that fits into your shoe. Orthotics can help people with foot pain and common foot conditions such as: plantar fascitiis, foot pronation, patella femoral pain, bunion deformities, metatarsalgia, posterior tibialis tendinitis, posterior tibialis… Read more »

Heel Pain Causes – Is It Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis and Other Common Heel Pain Causes Some of the most common causes of heel pain are: plantar fasciitis / heel spurs (also known as plantar fasciitis), calcaneal stress fracture, achilles tendinitis, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Follow along to learn more about identifying the cause of your heel pain, along with common treatment recommendations for… Read more »

Foot Bones Quiz

How Much Do You Know About The Bones In Your Feet? Take this quiz about foot bones and find out! Q 1. How many bones are in your foot? A. 26 Q 2. Can you name all the bones in the foot? A. Calcaneus, talus, navicular, cuneiforms, cuboid , metatarsals, proximal phalanx, middle phalanx and distal… Read more »

Do You Have Foot Pain? It’s “Be Good To Your Feet Month” At Orthopaedic Specialists

Louisville’s Orthopaedic Specialists is celebrating “Be Good To Your Feet Month” to offer some relief to those suffering from foot pain. Board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is focusing on the importance of healthy feet and foot care to eliminate foot pain during the month of October. With 26 bones in… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Surgery and Risk for Recurrent Tearing

Factors Predicting Rotator Cuff Tears that are at Risk for Recurrence Tearing at the Time of Surgery Once the rotator cuff is repaired what are the chances of a tear recurring? There have been multiple studies completed to verify risk factors for recurrence of re-tearing of the surgically repaired tendon. Surgical reconstructed is recommended on… Read more »

Nineteen Key Facts About Anterior Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation

1. Almost half of the people suffering from a shoulder dislocation are between 15 and 29 years of age. 2. Males dislocate their shoulders three times more than females. 3. A quarter of the people who have an anterior shoulder dislocation will require surgical stabilization secondary to persistent instability. 4. Half of the patients who sustain a first episode of shoulder… Read more »