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Washington Linebacker’s Most Expensive Injury

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Pro-footballer Junior Galette ended practice Wednesday night on a bad note. The linebacker for the Washington team tore his Achilles tendon, an injury that will likely take him off the field for the rest of the season. The injury is costly to the team, and, as it turns out, to Galette as well. According to a report by Mike Garafolo read more »

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UFAI Valencia Welcomes Dr. Tanler Volkmann!

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Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Volkmann and his family migrated across the country to Olympia, Washington soon after his father finished his physician’s residency through Columbia University. In the great Pacific Northwest, Dr. Volkmann had an active childhood that included skiing, backpacking, soccer, football, and competitive swimming. Upon completing his undergrad at Evergreen State College and Seattle University, Dr. Volkmann read more »

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Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

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At UFAI, we know an ankle sprain when we see one. Ankle sprains account for about 3 out of every 4 ankle injuries, and on any given day, about 30,000 Americans will sprain their ankle! What happens when you sprain your ankle, exactly? A sprain is a tear in the ligamentous and/or muscular tissue that you use to keep yourself read more »

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There’s nothing you can do for a broken toe…Or is there?

Treating a broken toe, University Foot and ankle Institute

How many times have you heard the statement:  “There’s nothing you can do for a broken toe”?  It’s a faulty assertion that deserves some professional clarification. A common injury that affects many of us at some time or another is a broken toe.  They seem to happen most often around the home, walking barefoot, with a stubbing injury (#badwords) against read more »

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Achilles Tendinitis Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

Achilles Tendon injuries treatment dos and donts, University Foot and Ankle Institute

Even though the Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body, it’s prone to injury and in fact, Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common conditions presented in our offices. The majority of the Achilles tendon’s attachment is to the upper back portion of the heel. Pain and/or swelling in this area or along the tendon may read more »

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The 4 Best Ways to Pamper Your Feet & Legs While Pregnant

Pregnancy Feet, University Foot and Ankle Institute

Among the many discomforts we women barely tolerate during pregnancy, foot and leg pain are among the most common. Foot and leg pains usually develop during the home stretch – the third trimester – but thankfully, they typically skedaddle not long after delivery. What can you do in the meantime? Consult our handy-dandy guide to ease your pregnancy foot pain. read more »

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The Pitter-Patter of Healthy Baby Feet

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Your baby’s little piggies will be going to the market, staying home, and crying “wee, wee, wee!” hundreds of times during her childhood. Here are some things you need to know to keep those little piggies healthy and safe. Healthy Newborn Feet When your baby is born, the doctor will perform a neonatal exam to check for abnormalities. In what read more »

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Beat the 6 Most Common Walking Pains

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Walking is pretty much universally considered the safest form of exercise, right? Well, yes, but it’s not completely without its risks. If your walking routine is interrupted by aches and pains, you should do what you can to address them early on. What seems like a minor pain could worsen and prevent you from exercising altogether. Here are some tips read more »

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