Plantar Fasciitis – Causes & Management

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition causing heel pain. The pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia at its insertion in the heel bone. The condition commonly affects athletes and nonathletes alike. The condition is associated with known risk factors...

Robotic Hip Replacement Procedures

Hip and knee replacement surgeries have transformed the treatment of arthritis. Hip replacement is a surgery to replace the diseased parts of the hip joint with metal and plastic parts. The prosthetic parts duplicate the function of the natural, healthy joint. The...

Intimacy after Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement has revolutionized the treatment of hip pain resulting from arthritis. The hip pain may severely affect daily activities such as walking, bending, sitting, navigating stairs, or driving a car. The symptom which is often not discussed with the...

Alcohol Intake & Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Long term alcohol intake is a common cause of avascular necrosis of the head of the femur. Chronic steroid intake and alcohol account for more than 60% of non-traumatic causes of avascular necrosis in the United States. Avascular necrosis commonly affects the head of...