I think one of the hardest things to to for a runner is to find the
right pair of shoes. Each foot and shoe is different. Sometimes you
find a shoe that is recommended; it has a great write up in the Runners
World magazine; and it gets great reviews. It is a good fit in the
store. You pay the $100+ and walk out of the store. You walk around in
the shoes to begin the break in process and may be few short runs to
get use to the new shoes. Then you begin the longer runs and you
realize that you feet are killing you, there are blisters, and your
toenails are turning black. That was probably not the shoe for you.
Choosing a specialty within orthopaedics is very much like choosing a
pair of running shoes. There are a lot of specialties and all have
positives and negatives. Not every specialty is for everyone. Over the
next several months, I will have a number of guests on my blog. I have
asked some of my friends to describe their specialty practice. We will
have a discussion of the pluses and minuses in each specialty and speak
a little about particular practice types. The titles of these posts are
NEW BALANCE: General OrthopaedicsASCICS: SportsNIKE: Shoulder and ElbowREEBOK: HandSAUCONY: SpineADIDAS: Total JointKEEN: Foot and AnkleBROOKS: TumorMIZUNO: PEDS
NORTH FACE: Trauma
please stay tuned. I hope these topics will be helpful at
distinguishing the different specialties. It is only a guide. I will
try to be as unbiased as possible. Although, I may have to make a
couple of digs at each specialty. (Smiley face)
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