How Toe Implant Surgery Treats Osteoarthritis

Dated on: 10/21/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes thinning of the cartilage in your joint. If you have osteoarthritis at the base of your big toe, it can cause the joint to become stiff and painful, making it difficult to stand, walk or run. Implant surgery for osteoarthritis offers a less invasive treatment option than traditional fusion surgery. At OrthoBethesda, we have successfully used toe implant surgery to treat patients with osteoarthritis in the foot. Here are some important facts to know about using implants for big toe joint surgery. What Are Toe Implants? A number of different toe implants are available to treat osteoarthritis. Some implants are synthetic cartilage used to replace [ ... ]

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Top of Foot: Treatment Tips for Fracture, Sprain or Strain

Dated on: 09/09/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Acute injuries such as fractures, strains and top of the foot sprains can occur in people of all ages. Anyone can experience a twist in the ankle, which can cause intermittent sharp pain on the top of the foot. Let's look at how to identify each of these injuries, as well as treatment tips and options. How Do You Determine Whether You Have a Fracture, Sprain or Strain? The type of injury is determined by the kind of tissue that’s affected. A fracture is a break in a hard bone. But the difference between a sprain and strain isn’t always easy [ ... ]

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How Long Does It Take for a Torn Meniscus to Heal Without Surgery?

Dated on: 07/02/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Your meniscus is a crescent-shaped pad made of cartilage and muscle fibers in each knee. They are located between the thigh bone (called the femur) and the shin bone of your lower leg (called the tibia). The main function of the meniscus is to: Distribute the weight on the knee during running and walking Stabilize the knee when there's rotation Lubricate the joint If you have a torn meniscus, we want to let you know how to recover from a meniscus recovery tear without surgery, along with the recovery time for this treatment option. What Is a Meniscus Tear? A [ ... ]

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How You Can Treat Plantar Fasciitis at Home

Dated on: 06/06/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

If you struggle with chronic plantar fasciitis, treating your heel pain is probably a daily concern. Unfortunately, most people work full time and find it difficult to make the time to relieve their painful symptoms. Plantar fasciitis causes inflammation to the band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes and is the most common cause of heel pain. Left untreated, chronic pain can get in the way of your daily activities. The good news is that there are a number of simple yet effective treatments for instant plantar fasciitis relief that can be done right at home or [ ... ]

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