Ankle Surgery

How to Treat Shin Splints

By St Helena Sports Medicine
June 15, 2017

Shin splints are a painful throbbing around the shin area that typically shows up in runners. In extremely rare cases, surgery is needed to repair shin splints if they were caused by a stress fracture. Shin splints can be a result of sensitive or swollen muscles due to overuse, flat feet, insufficient core and hip ... read more

Reduce Your Risk of an Ankle Sprain

By St Helena Sports Medicine
May 15, 2017

  [caption id="attachment_1272" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ankle Procedures"][/caption] Your ankle is the most common area to experience a sprain, and most ankle sprains take place during activities that are sports-related. Walking or running on an uneven surface can trigger a sprain, as can twisting your ankle, falling, or landing awkwardly on your foot when jumping. Determining ... read more

Four Ways to Avoid Shin Splints

By St Helena Sports Medicine
January 15, 2017

When you do exercises like walking or running, your shins bear up to six times your weight. And if you overdo it, your muscles and surrounding tissues can become inflamed, especially if you’re hoofing it up hills. That’s because the foot has to flex more, which places extra stress on your shin muscles. The good ... read more

Dealing with Shin Splints

By editor
October 15, 2015

Chances are if you exercise, particularly run, you’ve had shin splints to one degree or another. They are particularly frustrating because you’re trying to get your exercise, but doing so makes your shins throb and ache. You try and rest them, but getting shin splints to completely go away after they’ve initially developed can take ... read more

Arthroscopy for Ankle Problems

By admin
August 5, 2014

Arthroscopy has been a popular choice among orthopedic surgeons for correcting shoulder and knee joint problems for over 30 years. However, arthroscopy is becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of ankle conditions. Arthroscopy of the ankle can be used to treat conditions such as tendinitis, arthritis, tendon tears, chronic instability, bone spurs, and articular cartilage damage.  ... read more