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Oladapo Alade, M.D.

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Why Even a Minor Toe Break Should Be Examined By a Doctor

Posted by Oladapo Alade, M.D. on Jul 2, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Anyone who has ever broken a toe knows how much pain and inconvenience such a “little” injury can cause. But how do you know it’s broken and not just bruised and sore from stubbing it hard? If it’s indeed broken, will surgery be needed? Will a cast be necessary? In the majority of cases referred to me, most don’t require any treatment beyond rest, ice, compression, and elevation (R.I.C.E.). Notice I said “most cases.” Treatment for a toe fracture depends on the location of the injury and type of fracture. 

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Topics: broken toe, how is a broken toe treated

Treating Achilles Tendon Pain

Posted by Oladapo Alade, M.D. on Apr 30, 2018 7:58:00 AM

Achilles pain is no joke. In fact, Greek mythology refers to the downfall of the fierce and dominant warrior Achilles, brought down by an arrow that struck his heel. Ring a bell? If you have Achilles tendon pain, you need to contact your doctor as soon as you can. Not only can it take a long time to heal, there’s a chance you’ll need some type of intervention to move things along anyway. 

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Topics: achilles tendon pain, achilles tendon treatment, what causes achilles tendon pain, how achilles tendon pain is treated

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