Proper Healing Takes Time

foot and ankle injuriesFoot and ankle injuries don’t always heal quickly. And yet, modern society expects everything to happen fast! Your internet search is taking more than a few seconds to load? Ugh – cause for annoyance. Traffic jam on the interstate? – permission to feel impatient and anxious. On TV, the hero wraps up a crisis neatly and tidily. It’s easy to let this “get-it-done” mindset sneak…

Senior Citizens: Fix These 4 Things to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

fall preventionOne-quarter of all Americans age 65+ fall down every year. And many of those who fall sustain injuries such as a traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture. Devastating injuries like these can start a downward spiral for senior citizens, from losing their independence to having to enter a nursing home to, sadly, premature death. Falls Prevention Awareness Day, September 22, exists to help seniors…

When Should You Go to the Doctor for a Foot Injury?

42560268 Digital Composite Of Highlighted Bones Of Man On TreadmillYou expect professional athletes – runners, gymnasts, dancers – to get foot injuries. But the truth is that everyone who uses their feet can sustain a foot or ankle injury in a split second. Just ask Joe Biden, who recently cracked a couple of bones in his midfoot – the area just below the ankle. Was he playing a bit of football? Hurrying to get…