Julie A Grundberg, DPM
Location and Office HoursDes Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons PC
West Des Moines, IA 50266
- Blank Children's Hospital
- Boone County Hospital
- Broadlawns Medical Center
- Grinnell Regional Medical Center
- Guthrie County Hospital
- Iowa Lutheran Hospital
- Iowa Methodist Medical Center
- Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
- Lucas County Health Center
- Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
- Skiff Medical Center
How should I treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?
To treat a grade 1 ankle sprain, rest your ankle by not walking on it. Apply ice for 20-30 minutes, two to three times a day. Compression wraps will immobilize and support the injured ankle. Elevate your ankle above your heart. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What causes arthritis of the midfoot?
In arthritis of the midfoot, the joints of the midfoot can begin to wear out for a variety of reasons. If they are injured by a fall, a twist or a crush accident, progressive degeneration of the joints can begin. Sometimes an individual’s foot anatomy places more pressure on one portion of the foot, causing a joint to wear. In addition, small amounts of loosening of the joints or slight flattening of the foot can begin the degeneration toward arthritis.
What is noninsertional Achilles tendinitis?
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. When it becomes inflamed or degenerates due to overuse or injury, the Achilles tendon can become swollen and painful at the heel or along the back of the leg. In noninsertional Achilles tendinitis, fibers in the middle portion of the tendon begin to break down with tiny tears.
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