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The Ankle Joint - Don't Get it Twisted

The Ankle Joint 

There are many different joints that make up the ankle/foot, each playing a vital role in the biomechanics of the ankle and the foot.  For now, we are going to focus on the primary joint of the ankle; the talocrural joint.

The talocrural joint is made up of the distal tibia and fibula articulating with the talus.  Dorsiflexion and plantar flexion, or bringing your foot up, and pushing your foot down, are the primary motions that occur at this joint.  Other motions you may have heard of that occur at this joint are, pronation and supination.  Pronation and supination each required 3 different motions to occur at the talocrural joint.  Pronation requires dorsiflexion, external rotation, and eversion; this happens when you bring your feet up and all the way out, or when you’re standing, and your arch flattens out.  Supination requires plantarflexion, internal rotation, and inversion; so when you point your foot down and in, or...

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Cortisone Vs. Regenerative Medicine

You seldom meet anyone who's never dealt with some sort of injury or pain. Likewise, you rarely meet anyone who has not heard of or had a cortisone (steroid) injection. That is because cortisone injections are one of the most mainstream and most common first line treatment options. It's the standard of care in traditional and conventional medicine. When NSAID's, ice, or rest doesn't work, cortisone is often the next recommendation. And in many cases, it's often presented as your last option before surgery.

This is a sad reality that is frustrating for wholistic and naturopathic doctors as we are at Alliance Regen & Rehab. Let's go over why.

The good news about cortisone injections is that they help reduce inflammation fast. This is "good" because this decrease in inflammation often leads to a reduction in pain (which isn't always a good thing).  

The bad news is that pain relief can last from 2 weeks - 6 months, depending on a variety of factors. There is lots of...

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End Golfer's Elbow

How many times have you heard from a medical doctor, doctor of physical therapy, or other medical professionals say "You have golfer's elbow?"

Then you start to think...

"What's that?"

"What's causing it?"

"How can I make the pain go away?"

We get the frustration... We've been there ourselves. But hopefully, this article can help you understand what might be happening when you have elbow pain as a golfer, and how to address it. The purpose of this article is to dive into the anatomy of the elbow and potential causes of elbow pain in golfers. First, let us just say, the elbow is a complex structure to examine as a sports physical therapist and sports medicine physician. Mainly because the body has a lot of anatomical structures that may be causing discomfort locally in the area. But also, patients can experience pain that is referred from the cervical spine (i.i Neck) and chest area. So, let's dive into it!

Anatomy

The elbow Is made up of your arm bone (humerus) and two bones...

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About The Alliance Team

 

John Broussard, DO, CAQSM

Dr. John Broussard is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine (CAQSM). Dr. Broussard specializes in both regenerative and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at an osteopathic hospital, practicing in the urgent care setting. He then followed to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics in Florida. During his fellowship he provided in-office care to the North American Soccer League’s Ft Lauderdale Strikers among other athletes in South Florida.

Dr. Broussard has provided skills-based labs, supervised residents and medical students in osteopathic and sports medicine clinical settings, and presented at state conferences. He believes in using integrative medicine to help patients receive comprehensive care in one setting. Dr. Broussard...

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