It can be incredibly frustrating… you’ve looked forward to your winter holiday for months and, then, after only a day or two on the slopes, you fall badly and hurt yourself. Why should you not ignore the signs of injury or strain?
The Lisfranc joint is an intricate mesh of bone and ligament in the middle of the foot. It is the point at which the long bones that lead up to the toes (the metatarsals) connect with the bones in the arch of the foot (the tarsals).
We don’t tend to think much about our toes, shut away inside our shoes quietly getting on with their job. But, when we develop pain in our toes we soon become aware of how important they are to us.
If you are unlucky enough to live with chronic (persistent, ongoing) pain, why not make 2018 the year you resolve to do something about it?
We commonly use the term “hairline fracture” to refer to a specific type of fracture that typically occurs in the foot or lower leg. But, what is a hairline fracture and what is the difference between this and an ordinary fracture?
Pain from tendon injuries can be debilitating. It causes discomfort and tiredness and can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Have you heard about Shockwave Therapy and how it is used as a safe and effective treatment for tendon pain?
If you have been taking pain-killers to help you manage chronic pain, this can cause wider risks to your health, including in some cases an increased risk of heart attack. It is vital to explore options that diagnose the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just masking a problem and hoping it will go away. Read more about the risks of pain-killers, even when taking in the short-term, and how to seek effective help to treat chronic orthopaedic-related pain.
Minimally invasive surgery has been advancing over the past few decades, meaning that people suffering with a wide range of conditions can benefit from more sophisticated techniques that result in the same outcome but with less pain and a shorter recovery time. What minimally invasive techniques are used in orthopaedic surgery? Are you suitable for surgery using minimally invasive techniques?