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What Is a Charley Horse?

Summit Orthopedics physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Daniel Probst, M.D., talks about why charley horses happen — and what to do about it.

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  • Are High Heels Really That Bad for Your Feet?

    High-heeled shoes are beautiful. They’re fashionable. They can be formal or fun. And if you wear them often, they can really damage your feet. Not only in a “my feet are sore” kind of way, but in a more permanent way as well. If you’re asking yourself if high heels are really that bad for your feet, the answer is an unequivocal yes.

  • What Is Foot Drop?

    Foot drop, or drop foot as it’s also called, is pretty much what it sounds like. When you take a step, your foot falls or slaps against the ground. To avoid tripping, people with foot drop often lift their legs higher in the air before taking a step, creating a march-type gait. Others drag their feet, because they have difficulty picking them up between steps.

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    4 Fall Activities That Can Cause Back Pain

    Fans of autumn beware! With that lovely crispness in the air can come an increase in the potential for back pain. But never fear — with a little advance planning and awareness, you can enjoy the fall season while protecting your back. Here are five fall activities that can cause back pain, why it can happen, and what you can do to prevent it.

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    Are Standing Desks Good for Your Back?

    Standing desks promise many benefits, including better overall health and less back pain. Research is ongoing into what, if any, benefits a standing desk might actually have, but if you’re used to sitting for long hours and staring at a computer each day, you know how tough all that sitting can be on your back and neck. Can a standing desk help?

  • What’s the Difference Between a Partial Knee Replacement and a Total Knee Replacement?

    Summit Orthopedics hip and knee reconstruction specialist Michael Baer, M.D., explains the difference between partial and total knee replacement surgery.

  • Total Hip Replacement: Posterior Approach Versus Anterior Approach

    Summit Orthopedics hip and knee reconstruction specialist Michael Baer, M.D., weighs in on two main approaches to total hip replacement: posterior and anterior approach.