Category Archives: sports medicine

Prednisone Taper

Prednisone Taper – No Longer Needed for Short Course Corticosteroid Therapy: As a medical student and resident I remember hearing all of the attending physicians tell me about the best way to do a prednisone taper.  I still have older patients question why prednisone tapering is not recommended, because their old doctor always did a… Continue Reading

Hallux Rigidus

Hallux Rigidus hampered the star scoring guard of the Washington Husky basketball team and pride of Seattle Basketball, Isiah Thomas, had surgery after the season for this chronic to. In hallux rigidus the great toe has very limited motion and will not bend upward properly.  The cause of this painful condition is unknown, though some experts… Continue Reading