Prevalent Ankle injuries in a growing Lacrosse community

As lacrosse continues to grow virtually all over the country, more playing time and more players equate to more injuries in what was once considered a sport with substantially lower injuries than others such as soccer or football. US Lacrosse – the sport’s national governing body – has seen a steady climb in lacrosse players […]

When can Cortisone Shots Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Cortisone shots have been used by the podiatric and orthopedic community as a time honored solution for joint and tendon injuries. Cortisone shots should not be confused with anabolic steroids, which are illegal in competition and have dangerous side systemic side effects. Cortisone is a synthetic form of the glucocorticoids that are synthesized by the […]

Don’t Let this Happen to Your Achilles

Last week, Junior Galette, linebacker of the Washington Redskins, might have ended his career by rupturing his Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is prone to injury because it is an area that is not as vascular as other structures, making it known as a watershed area. It is also the reason why the Achilles heel […]

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) […]