By Wei Shen, MD, OAM Foot and Ankle Surgeon Foot pain can come in all shapes and sizes. In medicine, the foot is regarded in three parts – forefoot (toes), midfoot and hindfoot (heel bone and below the ankle). Each of these three regions has unique features with their own spectrum of conditions. Common complaints
Cycling is a great cardiovascular exercise and can help increase muscle strength, however, it’s important to make sure you’re taking the right precautions to prevent injury. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you remain safe and injury free while cycling this summer. Wear an approved bicycle helmet at all times while cycling. Many overuse
Summer is here, and the weather is finally warm enough to enjoy outdoor exercise. It’s important to make sure you’re taking the right precautions to stay safe and healthy while exercising in the heat. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you remain safe and injury free while exercising outside this summer. Proper hydration is
By Simon Greenbaum, MD Did you know that arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., impacting over 50 million Americans? Over half of this population is unable to participate in daily activities due to pain, according to the CDC. What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis is the mechanical wear and tear of
By Richard D’Agostino, MD As a practicing sports medicine surgeon for over 30 years, I have seen the field evolve over time. There has been a massive shift when it comes to appropriate treatments for sports injuries. In the past, surgery was usually only recommended for people who were in their 20s, 30s or 40s.
By Dr. Bruce Seideman and Dr. Kevin Cassidy If you are experiencing hip or knee pain, you may be considering a total joint replacement. But did you know that it might be possible to undergo surgery at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and go home the same day? About thirty years ago, it was common
Castle Connolly Top Doctors announced the names of the physicians selected for the prestigious 2022 Top Doctors list, and OAM is proud to have 13 doctors on the list. These notable doctors are nominated by their peers and thoroughly validated by Castle Connolly’s research team to ensure that they deliver the highest quality patient care.
The use of hand-held devices has many people- both young and older adults- developing neck problems, says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Derek Ju. It seems like everywhere you look, people of all ages are looking down at their phones. They do it at home, at work, in school, in restaurants, while waiting for a train, Even
By Dr. Jeffrey Richmond, orthopedic trauma specialist at OAM You hurt your ankle. Your child breaks his arm. Someone suffers a fracture or tendon injury that quickly gets complicated. Now what? Depending on where the injury occurs, you may find yourself in an Urgent Care or on your way to an Emergency Room via car,
The new year has been off to a warm start, but as temperatures begin to drop, it’s important to safely prepare for the snowy weather ahead. Before you bundle up and head outside to shovel snow, Dr. Amir Annabi, interventional pain specialist at OAM, provides tips to help you protect your back from injury. “The most