foot and ankle

Pes Cavus: More than Just High Arches

Typically discovered in children during the first decade of life, pes cavus – or cavus foot – is prevalent in approximately 10% of adults in the U.S.  What is cavus foot? Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has an arch that is higher than normal. While cavus foot deformity varies in severity from a […]

What is sports medicine? - Heiden Orthopedics

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]

climbing-shoes-bunions-heiden-orthopedics

Blame it on Alex Honnold and Free Solo. Or American Ninja Warrior. Or the explosion of indoor climbing gyms and the scores of people leaving the coasts for the mountains. The popularity of rock climbing continues to grow both in the US and worldwide; in fact, sport rock climbing will make its debut at the Summer Olympics in […]

How do you know if you have a heel spur? Heel spur symptoms, causes and treatments.

Believe it or not, it’s possible to have a heel spur without even realizing you have one. That’s because heel spurs don’t always cause pain. In fact, many people discover they have a heel spur after undergoing an X-ray for unrelated foot pain and injuries, and according to the Cleveland Clinic, 50% of people with […]

Diabetes, Podiatry and What You Need to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. That’s more than one in 10 people in the US. What’s more, 88 million American adults – approximately one in three – have prediabetes and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have significantly increased in American youth. As the rate […]

3 Common Causes of Foot Pain from Running

As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed more and more people out of their daily routines, workplaces and gyms, people are taking to the streets in ways they haven’t before. Namely, first-time joggers, gym-goers and bored people everywhere are hitting the pavement in an effort to stay – or get – in shape during quarantine. Running […]

Climbing Foot Injuries – They’re More Common than You Might Think

When it comes to common climbing injuries, climbers suffer primarily from upper extremity injuries. In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine at the NIH, 90% of the 357 participants who climbed regularly reported sustaining an upper extremity injury. Per the study: “Fingers (41%) were the most commonly injured, followed by the […]

Types of Ankle Sprains: High vs Low Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common lower extremity injury and one of the most frequent orthopedic injuries overall. In fact, approximately 28,000 Americans sprain an ankle every day and – according to the International Ankle Consortium, 55 percent of people never seek orthopedic treatment for their ankle injury. And while active people, including amateur and […]

We have made some changes to protect your health and safety. Learn More
Hello. Add your message here.