E. Gregory Thompson MD

Strength Exercise for Achilles Tendon Injuries

This exercise will get you started on building strength after an Achilles tendon injury. Your doctor or physical therapist can help you move on to more challenging exercises as you heal and get stronger. Stand on a step with your heel off the edge of the step. Hold on to a handrail or wall for balance. Push up on your…

Skin Changes

Discusses common skin changes and possible causes. Includes info on skin cancer. Includes home treatment tips for adults and children.

Scoliosis In Adults

Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine . Many people have some curve in their spine. But a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter “S” or the letter “C.” If this curve is severe, it can cause pain and make breathing difficult. What causes scoliosis? In…

Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have bunion surgery. Provides general overview of what bunions are. Looks at types of surgery, possible complications, and effectiveness. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

Constipation, Age 12 and Older

Describes constipation in those 12 and older. Covers symptoms, including few bowel movements, straining, and passing hard stools. Discusses treatment, including diet and use of laxatives. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor.