Why Do My Toes Spread Apart When Walking? Meet the Metatarsal Ligaments
Toes spread apart when walking? The front of your foot is critical for establishing a stable base of support for walking. So what happens when, instead, it’s a mushy mess? For example, if you have this issue, you may notice that your… Read More
PRP vs Steroids for Plantar Fasciitis
Steroid injections for painful body parts are a medical standard that represents the worst of traditional medicine. Why? Steroids are toxic substances to the body that also happen to be powerful anti-inflammatories. Now the latest study of steroid injections versus platelet rich plasma (PRP) has hopefully put… Read More
A Jiu-Jitsu Toe Injury in a Physician That Turned into Mild Arthritis: How We Fixed It…
We have always treated a very high number of medical providers, like doctors, nurses, and physical therapists. Why? Physicians and other health professionals dig a bit deeper than others when looking at new technologies, and there’s simply much more under the “Regenexx Hood” than any other clinic using stem… Read More
Gastrocnemius Recession Review: Should You Get This Invasive Surgery?
I have a list of surgeries that I classify as something like “They did what to you?” One of those is called gastrocnemius recession, a procedure that is increasingly being used to treat heel pain. Recently, a podiatrist read one of my other posts on the procedure and… Read More
New Research: Your Achilles Tendon Is an Efficient and Twisted Mess
As a physician, like every other doctor, I was taught that the Achilles was the biggest single tendon in the human body. The first day of medical school I was also told that half of everything they would teach me would eventually be proven wrong. So this past… Read More
Why Do My Shoes Wear Faster on the Outside?
Do Your Shoes Wear on the Outside? I wear out shoes very fast. In fact, my black dress shoes now have worn down about 50% of the heel on the outside, so I no longer wear them. Do you do… Read More
How to Help a Bent Big Toe
How to Help a Bent Big Toe As we age, the big toe can actually begin to bend sideways. You may not visually notice it at first, but as it gradually worsens, not only will the bend become obvious, but… Read More
Why Is My Big Toe Numb?
Big Toe Numb? It might seem like a little thing. Your big toe numb. Is it a big deal? After all, it’s just a big toe. However, does this mean something? Why Is My Big Toe Numb? It Could Be a Warning Sign of… Read More
Toe Joint Fusion Recovery: One Patient’s Story
This week I met a patient who had a toe joint fusion. However, this was a disaster of sorts. The good news was that her toe felt better, but the bad news was that her ankle felt worse. Why? Because her toe joint fusion recovery was a long-drawn-out… Read More
Ankle Sore After Walking? What’s Wrong and How to Fix It
Ankle Sore after Walking? What's Wrong and How to Fix it Our ankles have a big job to do, carrying around the weight of our entire body, certainly more than other weight-bearing joints, like our hips… Read More