Where Did My Heel Spur Come From?

Brandon Macy, DpmHeel pain.  Miserable when you first stand up getting out of bed in the morning or when getting out of the car after driving home at the end of the work day.  Or even after you’ve been sitting down for a few minutes and stand up.  This symptom is known as post static dyskinesia, a very common symptom of a condition known as plantar fasciitis. …

Kevin Durant’s Broken Foot: What’s a Jones Fracture?

Kevin Durant LebronKevin Durant of the Oklahoma CIty Thunder and the reigning MVP of the NBA will be out for a minimum of 6-8 weeks after suffering a fracture of the 5th metatarsal bone of his right foot that will require surgical repair.  This is a very common injury among basketball players and may indeed be the most common surgical procedure they undergo. It has been diagnosed…

Alleviating Painful Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

With age, it’s not uncommon to experience pain and stiffness in your feet and ankles.  Carefully monitoring your pain is important, however, as this noticeable discomfort could be an early indication of a more serious condition known as arthritis. Arthritis is a group of conditions that typically involves pain and inflammation in the joints.  There are many types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis being the most…