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How to Avoid an Ankle Fracture May 13th, 2021

Ankle injuries are extremely common, regardless of your lifestyle or activity level. Most ankle injuries are relatively minor and heal on their own with rest. But ankle fractures are much more serious, sometimes even requiring surgery. A fracture is another word for a break in the bone. A broken bone...

What Every Athlete Should Know About Their Achilles Tendon Apr 12th, 2021

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also known as the “heel cord,” the tendon allows you to walk by helping lift your heel off the ground. The largest tendon in the human body, the Achilles tendon is also the...

Heels, Flats, or Sneakers: Which Shoes Are Best for Healthy, Happy Feet? Mar 15th, 2021

If you’re having problems with your feet, you may be thinking about footwear more than usual. Or maybe you’ve heard that certain types of shoes are bad for your feet and wonder what you should and shouldn’t be wearing. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help you navigate the confusing...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming a Chronic Instability Feb 9th, 2021

If you’re struggling with sprained ankle pain, you’re far from alone. Every day in the US, some 25,000 people sprain an ankle. And while sprains aren’t as severe as fractures, these injuries can persist, worsen, and lead to long-term instability if you fail to take proper precautions. As a board-certified...

Telltale Signs of Plantar Fasciitis Jan 18th, 2021

About 2 million men and women in the United States are treated for plantar fasciitis every year, making it one of the most common causes of painful foot symptoms. As commonplace as it is, inflammation of the plantar fascia isn’t the only cause of foot pain. Learning to recognize the...

How to Prevent or Manage Clawtoe Complications Dec 1st, 2020

It might be tempting to blame the development of clawtoe on ill-fitting footwear, but the reality is that clawtoe can develop even if you never wear high heels or narrow footwear. Left untreated, clawtoe can cause painful corns and calluses as your toes rub against your shoes. Here at Orthopaedic...

Wave Goodbye to Shoulder Pain with Arthroscopy Nov 10th, 2020

Chronic shoulder pain can make simple daily tasks challenging, such as reaching for your coffee mug in an overhead cupboard. It can interfere with your social life and put a wrench in sports and physical activities.  As you age, you’re more likely to experience shoulder problems. Sports such as tennis,...

Your Options When It Comes to Arthritis in Your Ankles Oct 2nd, 2020

Arthritis is one of the most common health conditions you can face, with more than 23 million Americans experiencing arthritis in at least one of their joints. Arthritis in your ankles is particularly debilitating because not only do you have chronic pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with arthritis, it can...

When Bunions Require Surgery and What to Expect Aug 31st, 2020

Like eye color, facial features, and height, bunions — that painful deformity at the base of your big toe — run in families. If you were unfortunate enough to inherit bunions, and your pointy, high-heeled-shoe habit certainly didn’t help the cause, you may be wondering if you need bunion surgery...

Signs Your Achilles Tendon Is in Trouble Aug 17th, 2020

You have two Achilles tendons. Each runs across the back of your leg, connecting your calf to your heel bone. These fibrous bands of tissue are the largest and strongest tendons in your body, capable of withstanding more than 1,000 pounds of force.  You’d think, then, that you don’t really...

The Best Solutions for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain Jul 17th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis is an unforgettable pain, making every step a trial in endurance. It’s usually worse in the mornings, or after getting up from a long period of inactivity. This can sour your mood before the day even begins and make it hard to do even basic tasks. You don’t...

Treating a Meniscus Tear: When Is Knee Surgery the Best Option? Jun 16th, 2020

Knee pain affects about 19% of Americans for various reasons, with one of them being meniscus tears. It can result from twisting your knee, or it can occur slowly over time as you age. At Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York, with locations in Manhattan and Staten Island,...

Returning to Sports After Rotator Cuff Surgery May 29th, 2020

For as long as you can remember, your sport has been a major part of your life, from practice to games to off-season conditioning. Then in a blink of an eye, you’re sidelined due to a rotator cuff injury that required surgery. This group of muscles and tendons, which helps...

How Flat Feet Can Cause Back, Hip, and Knee Pain Pain Apr 14th, 2020

Surprisingly, flat feet, a lack of proper arches, typically don’t cause foot pain. But this common condition can create back, hip, or knee pain. Dr. Cary Chapman of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants, with locations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Staten Island, explains why and what you...