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How to Get James Harden Back on the Court?

What is a sprained toe and how is it treated?James Hardin

Head coach of the Houston Rockets, Mike D’Antoni announced last night that former MVP James Harden, starting guard for the team, would be forced to sit out in today’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.  D’Antoni cited a sprain to the great toe as th...

Sesamoid fractures – symptoms and treatment options

What is a sesamoid fracture and how is it treated?

A sesamoid bone is a small bone found on the bottom (plantar surface) of the great toe joint.  Each sesamoid bone is about the X-ray foot sesamoid bones size of a pinto bean. The sesamoid bones derive their funny name from the Arabic word semsem, meaning sesame seed. (1) ...

A simple tailor’s bunion? That’s not always the case.

Tailor’s bunions - the 3-in-one problem

The term tailor's bunion (also called a bunionette) comes from a by-gone day when tailors would sit cross-legged on the floor putting up a hem on a skirt orTailor's bunion coat. Chronic pressure on the outside (lateral side) of the foot resulted in a sore spot overlying th...

I had a joint replacement on my big toe joint– why do I still have gout?

Is it possible to have gout following a joint replacement?

Gouty arthritis is a significant contributing factor to degenerative change in joints, leading to joint pain and often the need for jointGout replacement. Gout is a common crystal-induced form of arthritis that creates significant degenerative...

Metatarsal Pads – which one is best for my foot pain?

Metatarsal pad firmness – do I need soft or firm?

Metatarsal pads come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. But the characteristic that may be most important for your needs is the relative firmness of the metatarsal pad. Just like a mattress, metatarsal pads come in soft, medium-firm, and f...