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When Our Patient Wrote “Dr. Volkmann has, in every sense, given me my life back,” It Brought Us to Tears, This Is Ryan’s Story.

When Our Patient Wrote “Dr. Volkmann has, in every sense, given me my life back,” It Brought Us to Tears, This Is Ryan’s Story.

We love it when our patients are happy (which is the reason we exist) and good reviews on Yelp, Google or our own patient satisfaction surveys are tremendously gratifying. But for the first time we are going to make an entire blog post from a review we recently received on Yelp because it literally brought us to tears. It is read more »

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Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

An estimated 28.9 million American adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s about 12% of the population, and that number is only expected to grow as more and more children are diagnosed at alarming rates. Everyone knows that managing diabetes means adjusting your diet and taking medication. But did you know that checking your feet is just as important as read more »

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Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?

Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?

Chair yoga is an option for people with osteoarthritis who have difficulty with regular exercise. The chair is a modification for safer exercise.Many people suffering with osteoarthritis in their lower extremities may discover that a chair yoga class will help to ease pain. Those with foot and ankle arthritis often have difficulty with their gait and balance when walking; studies show that chair yoga can be beneficial. Let us know what you think! Read the full article at: www.verywell.com

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