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Lakers Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young Out With Peroneal Tendon Strain

Lakers Swaggy P, Ankle Sprain

­­ It might just be a defensive gesture from the offensive shooting whiz, but the Los Angeles Lakers star Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young is exploring treatment for a left ankle peroneal strain. This is bad news for the already injury depleted Lakers team. Don’t forget, Kobe is already lost for the rest of the season. And so is their number read more »

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10 Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

diabetic foot care, Foot doctor los angeles

  Life for people living with diabetes takes more conscientious decision making than for the lucky folks who aren’t. Pricks, tests, levels, diet, exercise; everything requires care and consideration for health and happiness’ sake. So it is with foot care. As foot and ankle care specialists, we hope that this list of ten things to be aware of can be read more »

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Training for a Marathon? 4 ways to stop screwing up your feet

marthon training, running and your feet

1. BIO-MECHANICAL: Shin splints, arch cramping, plantar fasciitis and/or tendinitis are all examples of biomechanical issues. Novice runners see these problems primarily because of inappropriately paced training. Failure to stretch properly often ends with cramping and shin splints. Often times, these issues are self-limiting and can be treated fairly easily but they will definitely hurt your practice regime. The Fix: read more »

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Gout Explained: Symptoms & Treatment Options

What is Gout, Gout Symtoms

  What is Gout? Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when crystals of uric acid deposit into a joint. The presence of these crystals causes severe joint inflammation and it can be extremely painful. The crystals can deposit into any joint and attacks commonly occur in the big toe joint. Patients are often genetically predisposed to gout. Certain read more »

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Toy Scooter Related Injuries: what you need to you know

Kids and scooter injury

Is your 10 year old is dying for a scooter or skateboard so he can “ride the rails” and “catch some air” like his friends? Before you make your purchase you may want to consider the possible injury risks. A new study published by Clinical Pediatrics states that “kick” scooters, much like the one your 10 year old needs to read more »

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: symptoms & treatment options

Tarsal Tunnel Symptoms

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the posterior tibial nerve and is one of the most common nerve entrapments that affect the foot and ankle. The most common area of entrapment of this nerve is on the inside or medial aspect of the ankle. The nerve in this area runs through a tunnel that also houses an artery, vein, read more »

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