Crisscrossing ligaments, articulating bones and cartilage, synovial membranes secreting lubricating fluid, tendons of muscles, and friction-erasing bursa all converge at this minimalized ball-and-socket joint–to do what? To create the miracle of movement–to make fluid human locomotion, whether fast or slow, possible.
Woman Visiting Her OrthopedistIf you are experiencing foot pain, do you know whether you need to see an orthopedist or a podiatrist? Knowing what each doctor specializes in and their training will help you make a more informed decision if you experience an injury or pain to your legs or feet.
Chronic pain affects the daily lives of millions of Americans. It is defined as constant pain that last over several months. The pain varies in each person from minor pain to pain so severe it interferes with the person’s ability to function normally on a day-to-day basis.
knee surgeryWhen medication and therapy ceases to stop knee pain, it may be time for a doctor to intervene surgically. There are seven common knee procedures that have helped repair different types of injuries and deterioration of cartilage and tissue in patients.
Arthritis of the knee occurs when the joint becomes inflamed and cartilage is worn away. There are three painful types of arthritis that can affect the knee.
Bunions are a common and painful foot problem that mostly affects women. A bunion will form on a foot when the big toe becomes misaligned and leans towards the smaller toes. The joint at the base of the big toe becomes enlarged to compensate for the big toe leaning inward.