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Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 17, 2019

Inflammation of the tissue or tendons at the bottom of your feet can be painful. From stabbing heel pain, to an aching arch, the discomfort could be an indication of plantar fasciitis or tendon inflammation.

Each year, about 2 million people are treated for plantar fasciitis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During a visit to your orthopedics office, your doctor will determine whether the pain is caused by plantar fasciitis—inflammation of the fascia tissue stretched from heel to toe— or tendonitis, inflammation of the tendons that run along the bottom of the foot. Foot pain can be debilitating no matter the diagnosis. For some, the pain is severe enough to limit everyday activities.

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Topics: foot

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery: Dr. Garras [VIDEO]

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on February 13, 2019

Bunion Basics

The word “bunion” actually comes from the Latin term for turnip. Bunions got their name because when they become really inflamed and red, they look like a turnip. Click on the video below to hear Dr. Garras explain what bunions are and how they can be treated with minimally invasive bunion surgery.

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Topics: foot

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: Study of Injectable Treatment Shows Promise

Posted by David N. Garras, MD on October 23, 2017

Patients looking for relief from chronic plantar fasciitis are not alone. Some 2 million people are treated for the condition annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

I have been studying a potential new treatment using an injectable human umbilical cord and amniotic membrane matrix called Clarix Flo, and initial findings are promising.

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Topics: foot