Blog Posts for Foot/Ankle

The Florida Bone & Joint Specialists blog provides the latest information on orthopaedic conditions, injuries and procedures.

What to Know About Your Feet

Many of us tend to take our feet for granted, however, when there is a problem, we begin to realize just how important healthy feet really are. The muscles, ligaments, and tendons of our feet allow us to perform numerous complex activities that require motion and balance. These activities range from standing upright to walking, jogging, and jumping.

Read More
Healing Torn Ligaments in the Foot

When an individual suffers a Lisfranc injury, his or her joints and/or ligaments in the middle foot are affected. This type of injury may result from a slip and fall or a major accident. If a Lisfranc injury is mistaken for a sprain and treatment is not sought, more significant problems can arise. While some physicians and centers rush through diagnosing patients, at Florida Bone & Joint we take the time necessary to ensure each patient receives an accurate diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is crucial to ensuring patients receive the treatment they need to recover.

Read More
Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Podiatrist

The foot is comprised of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles, the feet and ankles are a part of the human skeletal system that is very complex. Because of this, it can take years of education, training, and practice to become a medical expert in this field. It’s essential to understand the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a podiatrist when you are looking for foot and ankle surgery and care.

Read More
Treating Ankle Arthritis

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and of the more than 100 forms of this painful condition, many can affect the ankle. In fact, almost half of people in their 60s and 70s have arthritis of the foot and/or ankle, but not all of them have symptoms.

Read More
Choosing an Ankle and Foot Center

The biggest goal of an ankle and foot center is to restore your foot health and prevent complications that could worsen the condition of your feet. Here at Florida Bone & Joint Specialists, we aim to analyze and solve foot issues using a multi-disciplinary medical treatment approach. The patient-focused ankle and foot team treats your condition through technology, research, science, and personalized care.

Read More
Arthritis and Hyaluronic Acid

Arthritis literally translates to “inflammation of the joint” and describes the degenerative process through which a joint space loses its “cushioning,” whether are the result of injury, illness or the natural process of aging. It is the leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and can be found in almost every part of the body, from the shoulder all the way down to the smallest joint of the toe. Our joints are intricate structures shaped from cartilage, bone, muscle and connective tissue, all of which can gradually weaken over time or be damaged by acute injury. While there are more than one hundred known types of arthritis, the three most common forms are osteoarthritis, which is by far the most prevalent; rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by the body’s own immune system generating a chronic inflammatory response in the joints; and post-traumatic arthritis, which is caused by the lingering structural damage of acute injuries.

Read More
Can you dislocate your foot?

It is possible to dislocate the bones within the midfoot joint complex (aka Lisfranc joint) of the foot. This joint complex consists of the ligaments and bones that connect the forefoot to the midfoot. Lisfranc injuries include strains and tears to the ligament itself in addition to bone dislocations and fractures.

Read More
Selecting the Right Shoes

Footwear serves several useful functions, including protecting our feet, cushioning our body weight, providing comfort and, of course, adding a fashionable element to our wardrobe choices. However, selecting the proper footwear can also make a difference in your overall foot health. As you consider those fun new kicks, we encourage you to be mindful of how the correct type of shoe can help you avoid injuring or further exacerbating existing foot and ankle conditions. Specifically, ill-fitting shoes can be painful and cause issues like bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, Lisfranc injuries and more.

Read More
Ultrasound: Not Just for Babies!

Ultrasound: Not Just for Babies!

Read More
Research and the Evolution of Sports Medicine

Research and the Evolution of Sports Medicine

Read More
Urgent Care Office Visits vs the ER

Often it can be challenging to know whether your ankle or foot injury requires a visit to the emergency room or if you can be treated in an orthopedic specialist’s office.

Read More