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Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Kicks Off "Be Good To Your Feet Month" To Inspire Injury Prevention
Sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon Stacie Grossfeld MD is featuring "Be Good To Your Feet Month" at her orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Grossfeld will discuss common foot conditions, pain and injuries.
As an orthopedic surgeon with a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Grossfeld is accustomed to seeing patients with a wide range of foot problems. During the month of October she will be focusing on some of these common foot conditions to offer educational information and preventive tips to help people treat their feet a little better. See www.louisvillebones.com/
While people of all ages can suffer from some type of foot pain or injury, foot problems tend to become increasingly common with age, which may affect a person’s independence and mobility. Foot disorders in the elderly are extremely common and are the cause of much pain and disability.
Some common foot conditions that Dr. Grossfeld sees at her Louisville orthopedic and sports medicine practice include: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, blisters, bunions, corns, and toe deformities, toe and heel bone fractures, midfoot (lisfranc) injuries, ulcers, heel spurs, stress fractures, turf toe, Morton’s neuroma, and tendinitis.
While basic foot care is important to everyone, people with diabetes need to pay special attention to their feet. Diabetes may hinder a person’s immune system making it tougher to fight infections while also creating nerve damage which makes it more difficult to detect injuries. Certain athletes also need to be guarded against foot injuries. Since the foot bears all of the body’s weight, it is an especially vulnerable body part. Athletes engaged in sports that require a lot of repetitive pounding and jumping like basketball, running, dancing, or soccer, may be more vulnerable to overuse injuries and foot pain.
As part of this special focus on foot care, Dr. Grossfeld is providing her entire team at Louisville Orthopaedic Specialists with some of the most comfortable footwear available, Dansko shoes. Created to offer unbeatable comfort and support, Dansko (a 100% employee owned company) has been awarded the Design Excellence Award for Women's Comfort footwear eight times by Footwear Plus, a trade publication focused solely on shoes.
Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). She also completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Grossfeld is also ranked in the top 10 orthopedic physicians in Louisville, Kentucky (see: http://www.americatop10.com/
In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Grossfeld also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville and the team doctor for a number of area sports programs including the South Oldham Dragons and the Assumption High School Rockets. As a leader in the Louisville community promoting health and wellness, Dr. Grossfeld serves on the Board of the Louisville Sports Commission, and in her free time, she plays tennis, competing at a 4.5 USTA level.
To find out more about Orthopaedic Specialists and Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, go to http://www.louisvillebones.com or call 502-212-2663.