Author: Total Foot and Ankle

Metatarsalgia – Plantar Plate Tears

Pain in the ball of the foot, also referred to as Metatarsalgia, is a very common complaint for which patients seek treatment. There are many ailments that can cause Metatarsalgia, some of the more common being Morton’s neuroma, stress fracture, plantar plate tear, capsulitis, and arthritis. Some of these conditions can be difficult for the […]

What is causing your pain the ball of the foot?

Pain in the ball of the foot, also referred to as Metatarsalgia, is a very common complaint for which patients seek treatment.  There are many ailments that can cause Metatarsalgia, some of the more common being Morton’s neuroma, stress fracture, plantar plate tear, capsulitis, and arthritis.  Some of these conditions can be difficult for the […]

The Achilles Tendon

Coming from an athletic background, and still loving to watch and participate in sports, I commonly find myself contemplating different foot and ankle injuries that could happen while I am playing. While shooting around last weekend, I found myself thinking about Achilles tendon ruptures. They happen very commonly while playing basketball from either jumping or […]

Are My Shoes Still Good?

A common question I receive from my patients are in regards to whether they are in the appropriate shoe gear and if their shoes remain in good condition. The first thing I do to begin answering this question is determining the tread wear pattern at the bottom of the shoe. If there is little tread left or if […]

Be Careful Out There!!!!!

Today we wake up to some bitterly cold weather. Today people all across Oklahoma continue to go to work, go to the grocery store, and do their daily activities. Today, ER visits spike with broken bones from slipping and falling on the ICE! There are some simple things to do that WILL help to avoid being another […]

Tis The Season For Great Food

This time of year, we share many meals with family, friends, and coworkers. Turkey, beef, ham, lots of good sausages, cheeses, stuffing, mashed potatoes, insert other vegetables that I personally couldn’t care less about, and desserts! With that in mind, this is the time of year that we start to see many patients in our clinic for painful, […]