Health / Dr. Charlotte Moriarty
Get Off the Carbs and Off the Couch for Joint Health
Our nation is currently facing an obesity epidemic. According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8 and affected 93.3 million US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, as well as osteoarthritis (also known as wear-and-tear arthritis). Severe joint pain is more common among those….Continue Reading
Hip / Dr. Thomas Barrett
Will I Set Off Metal Detectors At the Airport After A Hip or Knee Replacement?
As a hip and knee surgeon, this is one of the most common questions asked prior to proceeding with joint replacement. This is generally followed with: Do I need a card to identify myself as a patient with a prosthetic hip or knee?
The short answer to the question is….
Ankle & Foot / Dr. Tony Mechrefe
One of the most common reasons to present in my office is for heel pain. Heel pain comes in two basic types. Pain at the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone, and pain at the bottom of the heel where you stand, which is the origin of the plantar fascia. Most people come in complaining of a heel spur as the source of the pain, however it is rarely the spur itself that is causing the problem. The pain truly originates from the structures that attach to the heel bone, and often there is no spur associated with the pain. These two heel pains are most commonly referred to as…..Continue Reading