If the Shoe Fits: What You Didn’t Know about your Running Shoes

Beneath the surface of a running shoe, there is more than meets the eye. Size plays an integral role in the comfort and efficiency of the shoe. Astonishingly enough, other aspects like color and model may be a factor as well. Nylon is a tough, lightweight polymer fiber that is one of the most commonly […]

Jump Start Your Fracture Healing

There are 7.9 million fracture patients annually, and 10% of them experience nonunion and/or delayed union. These cause complications in the treatment of bone fractures and will have a significant financial impact on the patient. Knowledge of appropriate recovery is needed in order to avoid these burdens, which is why this post is all about […]

Are Your Feet Feeling Rusty?

In the feet and ankles, arthritis is a growing problem as the baby boomers get older. Almost 50% of all people, ages 50-60, have some form of arthritis, but don’t exhibit symptoms. Arthritis is a general term that covers a wide range of injuries involving inflammation of the joints. Three types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and […]

Don’t get Beat with the Wrong Cleat

In soccer, since there are a variety of playing surfaces, there is a need for different footwear options. Selection of the wrong footwear may result in a season ending injury. Dr. Pearl suffered an injury by selecting the wrong type of footwear. He was playing on a grass with dry dirt base hardening to clay […]

Making a Diagnosis in an Ankle Injuries Part 2

In the last blogpost, the ankle was defined as the region above the foot where the tibia and talus meet. Three of the ligaments that hold the ankle together are the anterior talofibular ligament, the calcaneofibular ligament, and the posterior talofibular ligament. All three of these ligaments can be palpated on the lateral side (outside) […]