Posts Categorized: Foot and Ankle Injuries

Understanding Stress Fractures

understanding stress fractures

We all know about the term ‘fracture’ which is a break down in bones. Fractures most of the time happen due to car accidents, sports injuries, lifting heavy weights or falling. But what are stress fractures? Follow along to learn more. A stress fracture is defined as a small fracture or a thin crack in… Read more »

Stem Cell Injection Helps Patient Recover from Achilles Tendon Tear

In this week’s blog, we sat down with former patient Rhonda Windhorst. Rhonda recently had a 50% Achilles tendon tear and had previously seen Dr. Grossfeld for arthritis in the knee. After participating in Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy, Rhonda has experienced a great amount of improvement. How did you come to learn about stem cell… Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Edema

Edema is characterized by immense swelling as a result of excess fluid that is trapped in the body’s tissues. There are many types of edema. Peripheral Edema occurs in the feet, ankles, legs and hands, while Pedal Edema is more concentrated in the feet. Additionally, Pulmonary Edema develops when the lungs fill up with fluid… Read more »

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is consistent and damaging pressure on the rear tibial nerve. The tibial nerve branches off the sciatic nerve and can be found near the ankle. As this nerve runs through the inside of the ankle in what is called a tarsal tunnel, it is surrounded and bound by bone… Read more »

Common Sports Injuries For Kids: Learn More from Louisville Children’s Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld

  It’s important as parents, coaches and mentors that we encourage kids to live an active healthy life. This naturally includes participation in sports. However, all physical activities come with the risk of injury, especially as kids are prone to tumbles, scrapes, bumps and bruises. Being prepared for potential sports injuries is critical in that… Read more »

Stem Cell Injections for Achilles Tendinitis

What is Achilles Tendinitis?  Achilles tendinitis is an injury to the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and runs down the back of the lower leg to connect the calf muscle to the heel bone. While the Achilles tendon is known for its strength and resilient flexibility, it can become… Read more »

Safety Risks that Often Result in Pediatric Amputations

1 out of every 200 people in the United States has an amputation. Most of them are caused by complications of the vascular system, especially in patients who suffer from diabetes. However, traumatic amputations are another factor and are much more common in children. Between 1990 and 2002, most of the traumatic limb pediatric amputations… Read more »

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 »