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My Bunion Hurts

My Bunion Hurts

Bunions, which are foot deformities of bone and soft tissue, appear as a large bump where the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint meets the foot. They can be highly painful and irritating for people who have them. Known scientifically as hallux valgus, a bunion makes the big toe point excessively towards the smaller toes. People with bunions frequently have foot pain and significant functional disability.

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

“Occupational therapy practitioners facilitate participation in everyday living.” (AOTA.org) Occupational therapy (OT) is the only profession that helps people throughout their lifespan with the ability to perform the activities they want and need to do. Occupational...
5 Tips for a Healthy Home Office

5 Tips for a Healthy Home Office

We have been required to adjust our lives due to recent changes in the world. For many of us, this has either forced us to work from home, home school our kids, or both. Parts of our homes have turned into makeshift offices and classrooms. Using an improper workstation daily will cause changes in our body that can lead to issues over time. Small changes can make a big difference. Use the 5 tips below from the Occupational and Physical Therapists at OrthoTexas to help prevent pain from poor posture during work or school time in your home.

Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A

Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A

Purpose of Our Bones: Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need...
Dr. Myers’ Journey to Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Myers’ Journey to Orthopedic Surgery

Why did you want to become an Orthopedic Surgeon? I initially became interested in orthopedics through my involvement in playing various sports and athletic activities, and by sustaining and recovering from some of my own orthopedic injuries. I always wanted to pursue...