Blog Archive

Regenerative Medicine: A Natural Approach to Treating Sports Injuries Feb 1st, 2020

Did you know that one average about 8.6 million sports injuries occur every year? And many of the treatments out there, like narcotics and surgery, are painful or often addictive. With regenerative medicine, we can effectively repair damaged tissues, facilitate the healing process, and completely restore your body. At Portland...

Custom Foot Orthotics Can Alleviate Foot Pain and Change Your Life Jan 1st, 2020

Approximately  8 out of every 10 Americans say they have foot pain, and often that foot pain causes you to hurt and ache in other parts of your body. If you’re one of the millions suffering from foot pain, it might be time to try custom orthotics.  Dr. Michael A....

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Dec 1st, 2019

A sprained ankle is a very common injury. In many cases, you can recover on your own with simple home remedies. These injuries often heal completely without further complications, especially if you properly care for them. However, sometimes sprained ankles can lead to chronic instability. An unstable ankle can have...

How Does Arthritis Affect Your Feet? Nov 1st, 2019

Are you experiencing aching in your feet, toes, or ankles? It could be a sign of arthritis. This blanket term describes a wide range of conditions, like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, causing joint inflammation. You can have arthritis symptoms anywhere two or more bones come together in your body. ...

Living With Plantar Fasciitis Oct 1st, 2019

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes stabbing pain in your heel. When you take your first few steps in the morning, you’ll notice the pain immediately. Discomfort should decrease as you get up or move around. However, symptoms often arise after standing for long periods or right after...

5 Tips to Help Athletes Avoid Achilles Tendon Injuries Sep 1st, 2019

Your Achilles tendon is a tough, fibrous band that extends from your heel bone to your calf. While your Achilles is the largest tendon in your body, it’s also easy to injure, especially if you play sports. Your Achilles tendon allows you to accomplish all kinds of important foot and...

How Do Bunions Develop? Aug 2nd, 2019

Bunions aren’t necessarily dangerous, but they can make life extremely uncomfortable. Aside from the cosmetic concerns, as bunions grow larger, your options in footwear grow smaller as your shoes cease to accommodate the increasingly irregular shape of your foot. Coincidentally, it’s your shoes that may have started the problem in...

How Your Flat Fleet Can Impact Knee, Back, and Hip Pain Jul 23rd, 2019

Ironically, flat feet, which is when the arch of your foot hits the ground, doesn’t usually cause foot pain. But it may be the reason you have back, hip, or knee pain.  So, before you have an exhaustive workup to see why you’re having aches and pains from your knees...

How to Choose the Right Running Shoes for Your Feet Jun 12th, 2019

Among the greatest benefits of running is the minimal equipment needed. Armed with properly-fitted running shoes, you’re good to go. However, fit is unique to each person’s foot and key for both comfort and injury prevention. Forget about making decisions based on fashion trends and labels. Instead, focus on the...