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Tis the Season for Football Turf Toe: What to Understand About this Injury

Turf toe is common among American football players that affects the big toe joint. Frequently pushing off with the toes in a sprint or making sudden movements while running is often the culprit of causing this painful condition. Dealing with this injury is not only painful, but it can also cause damage to the bones […]

Ankle Surgery Recovery: What You Need to Know Before and After

When you sustain an ankle injury, surgery may be in the near future. If a surgical procedure is necessary, you might have a few questions about what to expect and be nervous about the road ahead. At Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, we want to provide you with enough information to help put your mind at […]

Achilles Tendonitis and Running: Recovery and Prevention

With each step you take, your Achilles tendon is at work. The Achilles tendon, also known as the heel cord, is the thick and fibrous band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon in the body, and it allows us to push off the ground when […]

What is a Bunionectomy (and What Should You Expect)?

Dr. Anthony Ferguson, MD The feet are vital to our daily function, and dealing with chronic foot pain caused by a bunion can be debilitating. If you’ve started looking into treatment for bunions, you might be asking yourself a thousand questions such as “What causes a bunion?”, “ What are my treatment options?”, and “ […]

How to Prevent and Treat Common Ankle Injuries

We’ve all rolled an ankle after a lay-up on the basketball court or stepped awkwardly off an icy curb. Strains, sprains, and even breaks are some of the most common ankle injuries, and most of us will experience some form of ankle injury throughout our lives. So it’s no wonder that common ankle injuries cause […]

Sprains, Strains, and Breaks: Treating Ankle Injuries

Sprains, strains, and breaks are common ankle injuries. Dr. Anthony A. Ferguson, a board certified orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin explains what you need to know about treating ankle injuries to get you back on your feet.