August 25, 2023

When Should You Consider Joint Replacement?

Joint pain can be a debilitating condition that hinders our daily activities. But when does it reach a point where joint replacement becomes a necessary consideration? Firstly, chronic joint pain occurring over a prolonged period, […]

August 15, 2023

Start Your Pickleball Journey

Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, and it is gaining popularity among sports enthusiasts over the age of 50. For these players, understanding and implementing the right strategies […]

July 10, 2023

The Thrill and Peril of Pickleball for Those Over 50

Pickleball, a hybrid of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong, has seen a significant surge in popularity, especially among those above 50. This sport is not only fun but also serves as an excellent avenue for exercise. […]

June 22, 2023

Strengthening Exercises for Lower Limbs in Pickleball

Pickleball, a rapidly growing sport, demands agility, speed, and endurance. Essential to these is the strength of one’s lower limbs. Having strong lower limbs not only boosts performance but also shields you from potential injuries. […]

June 07, 2023

Knee, Hip, and Ankle surgery recovery for volleyball players

Elite volleyball players often experience injuries that require surgical intervention, particularly in the knee, hip, and ankle joints. Recovery from these surgeries can be challenging and requires a comprehensive rehabilitation program to ensure a safe […]

May 18, 2023

Knee, Hip, and Ankle surgery in youth volleyball

Volleyball is a physically demanding sport that requires jumping, landing, and rapid directional changes. Due to the nature of this sport, players may suffer from acute or chronic injuries, especially in the lower extremities. Knee, […]

May 05, 2023

Achilles Tendon Surgery For Athletes

Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury in athletes, and it can significantly impact their performance and ability to play professional sports. Surgical intervention is often required to repair the damaged tendon and restore normal […]

April 28, 2023

Knee Surgery If You’re Over 60

Knee surgery and knee replacement surgery are two different procedures that can be performed to treat knee problems. Knee surgery may involve repairing or reconstructing damaged ligaments, cartilage, or meniscus in the knee. Knee replacement […]

April 19, 2023

Aging and Joint Degradation

Introduction As we age, our joints experience wear and tear, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. The ankle and knee joints are particularly vulnerable to this age-related degradation, as they bear most of the […]

April 10, 2023

Joint Health and Poor Eating Habits

Introduction Obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical activity have become increasingly common in modern societies, resulting in a variety of health problems. One significant consequence of these lifestyle factors is the impact on the […]

March 08, 2023

Achilles Tendon Surgery And What You Need to Know

Your Achilles tendon helps you walk, jump, and run, so injury to it can be quite debilitating. Treatment for an Achilles tendon tear or an Achilles rupture may require surgical intervention by an experienced lower […]

February 03, 2023

Achilles Tendon Recovery

Your Recovery An Achilles tendon repair reconnects the ends of the broken tendon so that one can use their foot for regular activity. There are two types of surgery. First is when a doctor makes […]

January 24, 2023

Achilles Tendon Injuries

What are Achilles tendon injuries? The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band of tissue that links the muscles in your calf to your heel. The strength and flexibility of this tendon are necessary for all […]

January 16, 2023

The rise of MMA and Combat Sports Injuries

With the rise of mixed martial arts (MMA), a variety of lower extremity injuries can occur, injuries which are not as frequent as mainstream athletics. The diversity of MMA often means that training can be […]

December 23, 2022

The Art of Being Grateful This Holiday Season.

Christmas can be a fun but also stressful time of year. It’s uber easy to blow your budget, your relatives will frustrate you, and you’ll receive gifts that will probably go straight to Goodwill, and […]

December 09, 2022

Why is Ankle Mobility and Strength Important For Skiing?

If you love Skiing and winter is your thing then this article is for you. With the cold season approaching and the slopes of aspen, and telluride opening up it might be time to understand […]

November 25, 2022

End Stage Ankle Arthritis

Severe ankle joint arthritis is the result of progressive wear and tear of the articular cartilage cushion that lines the ankle joint, which results in bone-on-bone grinding of the joint surface. Commonly referred to as […]

November 11, 2022

Do You Need An Ankle Replacement?

A complete ankle replacement, or ankle arthroplasty, is performed when the tissues and structures of one’s ankle joint are damaged beyond natural repair. During surgery, one’s bone surfaces and other tissues are removed and replaced […]

October 31, 2022

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

You’ve probably heard of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) – an extremely common and often painful overuse injury among runners and athletes. ITBS occurs when the iliotibial band (the ligament that runs down the outside of […]

October 23, 2022

Ankle Mobility and Hockey Players

Hockey players are generally plagued with injuries and dysfunctions in their body. On top of being pinned, pushed, and beaten around the ice (and the impacts of such), it’s important to understand that the hockey […]

October 07, 2022

Recovering From Achilles Surgery

Recovering At Home from Achilles tendon surgery can be a challenging, and frustrating period. It’s important to take care of yourself and be mindful of your limitations.  About Your Recovery Achilles tendon repair reconnects the […]

September 16, 2022

Training For Baseball

Everybody loves Baseball season, especially when the STL Cardinals are crushing it! While baseball is a passion for many athletes, it is important to make sure that you are training in the best way possible […]

September 04, 2022

Ankle Strength for Soccer Players

Your ankles can endure a significant amount of impact during a soccer game, short, sharp turns on a dime with and without a soccer ball are common, particularly when you reach an elite level. Ankle […]

August 26, 2022

Exercise your core to improve ankle function

It’s hard to believe that improving core strength can actually improve ankle function. Many people are unaware of the correlation between core strength, specifically the gluteals, and ankle function and strength, and physically active people […]

July 19, 2022

Flatfoot; Types, Causes, Symptoms and More

What is flatfoot? When the entire sole of the foot is in contact (or close too) with the ground while standing, it’s considered a flat foot. The result is little to no arch to the […]

May 15, 2022

Introduction to Pain Management

Pain management can be categorized as simple or complex – depending on the cause of the pain. A good example of less complex pain would be nerve root irritation from a herniated disc (with some […]

April 24, 2022

Reduce Pain and Inflammation By Eating Well

For people who have arthritis, the constant pain and stiffness can sometimes lead the body to be in a state of stress or what we refer to as “inflammation.” In such cases, different types of food may upset the inflammation. Therefore, […]

March 22, 2022

13 Exercises To Relieve Foot and Ankle Pain

1 in 5 middle-aged, or older, people suffer from foot and ankle pain, with women mostly affected. There are multiple reasons for foot and ankle pain. 3 common causes involving the soft tissues of the […]

February 18, 2022

16 Vital hip flexor stretches for your body

Since our world has been transformed into sitting most of the time it is inevitable that our hip flexors become tight. Many people sit during the day, whether it is due to taking a break […]

January 31, 2022

13 Yoga Stretches to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

80% of people will experience lower back pain at some stage of their life. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and visiting a doctor or physiotherapist. Lower back pain […]

St Louis Top Foot and Ankle Surgeon | Dr Mahesh Bagwe
January 08, 2022

3D For Foot and Ankle Surgery?

3D printing technology is amazing and it’s changing the way we live, work and get medical care. The same is true when it comes to orthopedic surgery. 3D printed bone replacement is an effective, affordable […]

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December 02, 2021

Complete Guide to Cartilage Restoration and Repair

Cartilage is a vital part of your knees. It keeps the knee joint from rubbing against your shinbone and thigh bone and lubricates and cushions your knees as you bend, lift, walk and run. Cartilage […]

October 10, 2021

There are Pain Types. Want to Learn About Them?

The English language has several different words that describe various types of pain. There is pain, ache, sore, throb, hurt, and many more. Not to mention all those adjectives used to describe such pain: shooting, […]

Knee injury recovery
September 14, 2021

A Step-by-Step Guide To Knee Replacement Surgery: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re considering knee replacement surgery then there are some things you need to know. Knee replacement surgery – also known as Arthroplasty – uses plastic and metallic parts to remake your knee joint and […]

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September 08, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Knee Injuries

About the Knee The knee is the body’s largest joint and is constructed of two main bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons. The meeting point of your kneecap (patella), femur (thighbone) and shinbone (tibia) forms your […]

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March 08, 2021

Why Are Body Joint Surgeries Necessary?

Joints are what keeps our body together and moving – literally. When they get damaged or injured problems can start to occur. As remarkable as the human body is, joints can be brittle and wear […]

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March 08, 2021

Complete Guide to Knee Replacement

About the knee The knee is made of two main bones and the kneecap as well as ligaments, cartilage and tendons. The meeting point of your kneecap (patella), femur (thighbone) and shinbone (tibia) forms your […]

October 19, 2020

Orthopedic Vs. Podiatrist: Foot & Ankle Specialist

If you have a problem with your foot or ankle you may need an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Fully understanding the difference is crucial, as physicians undergo years of specialized training and education in […]

The Science Behind PRP Injections
October 19, 2020

The Science Behind PRP Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are an innovative and safe medical procedure that helps patients to heal from long-term injuries and recover from hair loss, aging and body degeneration. PRP orthopedic injections can make a massive […]

St Louis Top Foot and Ankle Surgeon | Dr Mahesh Bagwe
October 19, 2020

3D Printing in Orthopedics: How Is It Used For Foot and Ankle Surgery?

3D printing technology is amazing and it’s changing the way we live, work and get medical care. The same is true when it comes to orthopedic surgery. 3D printed bone replacement is an effective, affordable […]

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October 14, 2020

How to Choose and Talk to Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor

When you’ve been injured at work it can be a stressful time. You worry about getting all the medical care you need without having to wait a long time and often feel stressed about when […]

September 06, 2020

Arthroscopic Procedures – How They Work and Help

Arthroscopy or arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat issues inside a joint. The word “arthroscopy” is coined from two Greek words, “arthro” and “skopein.” “Arthro” means joint and […]

July 13, 2020

PRP : A Regenerative Solution

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is another attempt to harness the regenerative power of the human body to treat injuries and accelerate healing processes.  The idea is to extract the patient’s platelets, create concentrated plasma, and […]

June 22, 2020

Orthopedic Vs Orthopaedic. Same, or Different?

There is no semantic difference between the words “orthopedic” and “orthopaedic.” They both mean the same thing. The difference is in spelling only. The spelling difference resembles the usual distinctions between American and British English. […]

June 16, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis : All You Need To Know!

Between your heel and the front of your foot, there is a piece of fascia that connects these two sections. This is the plantar fascia. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed or hardens, it can […]

June 05, 2020

What Is Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of your plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a tissue that connects the heel with the front of the foot. This type of injury is similar to a tennis elbow just […]

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Dr. Bagwe is an Orthopedic Surgeon in St. Louis, Missouri | As a world class lower extremity specialist Dr. Bagwe treats disorders of the knee, foot and ankle which cause acute or chronic pain. With several locations in the St. Louis metro area, we offer solutions for Arthritis, Sprains and strains, Bursitis and tendonitis, Fractures, sports related injuries, work related injuries, stress fracture, Cubital tunnel syndrome, Knee ligament tear (ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL), Meniscal (cartilage) tear, Heel spurs, Plantar fasciitis, Shin splints, Hammer toe and other toe disorders, Achilles tendon problems, Bunions, and more.