Dr Drakos’ Blogs

  • Dr. Mark Drakos, Orthopedic Surgeon, Answers Your Questions about Ankle & Foot Sports Injuries.

    Studies have shown that there are higher stresses on your feet when running on asphalt as opposed to running on grass (reference #1). This suggests that runners who are prone to stress fractures may be at a higher risk of injury running on pavement than running on softer surfaces such as grass, a rubberized track or a treadmill.

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  • Ask the Expert: Foot Health Awareness Month.

    Is it common for people to have painful feet - Yes, it is very common. Many people suffer heel pain at some point during their lives. This is usually related to muscle and tendon tightness and can be alleviated by stretching.

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  • What is an Ankle Sprain?

    Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injury, with an estimated 30,000 injuries per day in the United States alone. They are most prevalent in sports such as basketball, as one study found ankle sprains accounted for 13% of all musculoskeletal injuries.

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  • Common Foot and Ankle Football Injuries.

    As football season continues, the expectation of injuries follows. Dr. Mark Drakos, Orthopedic Surgeon, has answered a few of your questions on common football injuries to the foot and ankle.

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  • Bunions: Diagnosis and Treatment.

    Bunions: Diagnosis and Treatment.

    If your big toe is starting to look crooked or you have a bump protruding from its base, chances are you have a bunion. In fact, the condition is quite common in women. According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, about one-third of women in the United States have bunions.

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