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New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeons Shares Exercises for Stronger Ankles

Our ankles get so little attention, yet they do so much. Strong, flexible ankles permit you to walk, run, jump, and dance. But according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, if this joint begins to grumble, you’ll find that simply getting around the house can be agony. It’s important to recognize that sore… read more »

Bow-legged? Here’s what’s causing it.

The characteristic of bow-leggedness is when both knees appear to remain wide apart even when the feet are together while standing. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, this condition is commonly associated with knee osteoarthritis, which is a chronic condition caused by degeneration of the cartilage. The cartilage cushions the impact on… read more »

Do You Know How to Tell If Your Feet Are Healthy?

Do you ever take the time to check your feet? If you’re an average walker, you take about 10,000 steps per day, which adds up to more than 3 million steps each year. And according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, you’re also carrying approximately four to six times your body weight across… read more »

What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, but not the only cause. A condition referred to as the “frozen shoulder” is often mistaken for a rotator cuff problem because it can mimic the symptoms of rotator cuff injuries in its… read more »

Is there such a thing as “good” pain?

The expression says, “no pain, no gain” but when it comes to exercise – especially for those over the age of 40 – New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer says it’s important to understand the difference between good pain from muscles growing and strengthening vs. the bad pain of a possible injury. And it’s… read more »

Orthopaedic Surgeon on Treating Common Running Injuries

According to Running USA, there were over two million half-marathon finishers and over 550,000 marathon finishers in 2014. Considered to be one of the most popular exercises worldwide, running offers many health benefits but can also lead to injuries. New Orleans orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer explains that there are a handful of common running… read more »

New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Tips for Children’s Backpacks

Whether your child will be carrying books or a tablet computer to school, there are some important things to remember when making that very important backpack purchase. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, improper choice of a poorly-designed and fitted school backpack, overloading and improper strap tightening and misuse issues can risk… read more »

What You Need to Know About Arthritis in the Knee

Arthritis of the knee can make taking a step painful. Swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joint are just some of the symptoms that can occur when a person has this condition. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, the daily demands on the knee and its potential for injury make it a… read more »

Ankles: The Basis for Mobility

The minute our feet touch the ground, mobility and balance begins. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, strong, flexible ankles can best sense and respond to our dynamic environment, keeping us upright and moving smoothly through our daily lives. Ankles and feet are often an ignored part of an exercise program. When… read more »

Is there a difference between a fracture and a break?

  According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, wrist fractures are one of the most common injuries he sees in adults. Since the wrist is a joint, not a bone, it is not what breaks. Most frequently a “wrist” fracture is a break that occurs at the end or distal part of the… read more »