Many people think a bunion is a simple bone prominence by the big toe. Actually, a bunion can be a progressive deformity of bones and joints.
These mal-aligned structures can cause a painful “bump,” but can also cause functional problems, leading to other regions of foot pain.
Bunions develop slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Over time, the normal structure of the bone changes, resulting in the bunion bump. This deformity will gradually increase and may make it painful to wear shoes or walk.
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Golf is a hobby for some, a pastime for others, and a passion for many. Any day a golfer is kept off the course due to an injury is a day wasted, according to Dr. Bill Ward, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County.
The Wall Street Journal published a recent article that examines the pros and cons of bilateral knee replacement. The article cites studies in the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The article states that “a study in May in the Journal of Arthroplasty compared cases matched for risks in simultaneous bilateral and unilateral knee surgeries in a database of nearly 44,000 patients.
Consider These 10 Tips to Avoid Fall Sports Injuries
Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips to avoid football, soccer and other fall sport injuries
Football, soccer, cheer leading and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. As kids settle into the new school year, they’re also excited to hit the field again. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) offer safety tips to keep kids in the game and out of emergency rooms.