Posts for category: Surgery
Rolling Knee Scooter:
One of the most frustrating things for our patients is having to stay off of the foot or ankle after an injury or after surgery. Crutches are not always an option if the patient can’t safely use them. The knee scooter has been a nice alternative for patients. The can get around faster than crutches and it doesn’t take as much of a toll on the upper body. They are also very fun to ride around on, and patients often lose them to children or grandchildren because of this. I’ve seen many of these decorated to show the patients personality. After all you are stuck with it for around 4-6 weeks.
Nerve pain can be the most frustrating type of pain. When it’s in the feet, you often feel it in a variety of ways. You can have pain in the forefoot radiating to the toes, burning pain, electric shocks and painful numbness. If you have a large Morton’s neuroma, like the one in the picture, it’s hard not to irritate a nerve that large when walking. If you’re having nerve pain, come in and see us before the nerve gets to be the size of the one in the picture.