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And the 10 Worst Shoes for your Feet are… drumroll…

Worst Shoes Ever For your Feet

Footwear trends may come and go, but you only get one set of feet. But which types of shoes are the worst offenders? The answers may surprise you. We have put together a list of some of the worst shoes for your feet. And… you might want to sit down for this one. #10. SKY HIGH HEELS On this blog, read more »

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Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker Suffers Strained Achilles

Tony Parker Achilles Injury, Achilees Tendon Strain

Another injury took point guard for the San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker out of the second game of the Western Conference playoff series Wednesday night as he suffered an ill-times Achilles Tendon injury. The stakes are running high for the defending champions, who lost to their local challengers, the L.A. Clippers in game one. But as fate would have it, read more »

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The One Surprising Cause of Arthritis – Ladies, Listen Up!

High Heels and Foot injuries

When you think of arthritis, what comes to mind? Many young people have the misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly or men and women who with their hands, turning wrenches, working in the garden, or doing needlework. But arthritis can actually affect joints outside of your hands, that’s why ankle, knee and hip replacements are so popular these days. read more »

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Four Ways to Beat Big Toe Arthritis

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If your big toe is achy or stiff, swelling, or spurring, you might be suffering from Big Toe Arthritis – a condition that can keep even the sprightliest souls in the old rocker. Also known as “hallux rigidus,” big toe arthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis in the foot. Why? Well, arthritis occurs when the cartilage read more »

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Physical Therapy Pays Off Big for Local Running Store Owner

Ankel Sprain Physical Therapy, Running Injuries

Heartfelt congratulations to one of our favorite patients, Flo, who made a swift, full recovery from injury and was able to complete the LA Marathon on March 15! Flo is an avid runner, and the proud owner of Runner’s Lane, a running shoe store with locations in Santa Clarita and Palmdale. Flo injured her knee and ankle while navigating a read more »

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Women, High Heels & Bunions: why can’t we all just get along?

High heels and Bunions

One of the most common foot problems encountered by women are bunions. Bunions are the bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe, along the inside of the foot. The bump forms because the joint is jutting out, when both the first metatarsal of the foot shifts outward, and the big toe starts pointing inward towards the read more »

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Flip-flops: Summertime Woes for your Toes

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Who doesn’t love flip-flops? They come in a rainbow of fun colors and designs. They’re cheap, easy to slip on, and perfect for summer lounging. But watch your step, beach baby! Your flip-flops could be causing major stress and injury to your feet. Read on for some hot tips for wearing your flips! Shoddy Shoes Take a good look at read more »

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Youth Baseball & Heel Pain: should kids play through the pain?

Baseball Foot Injuries, Growth plate heel

Spring has finally sprung and now there’s another baseball season that is about to begin. Travel leagues are continuing, while spring little league is beginning. Some of our children are playing both and that can lead to problems due to overuse that, as we know from our childhood, can contribute to injuries. In our practice we are already noticing children read more »

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3D Weight Bearing 3D Scanner Improves Patient Outcomes Imaging

3D weight bearing scanner for foot and ankle

Imaging for foot and ankle has taken a huge leap forward and University Foot and Ankle Institute is proud to be at the cutting edge with one of the first new 3D weight bearing CT scanners in Southern California. So what is so important about a weight bearing 3D scan you may ask? It is the ability to get an read more »

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Avoid “Marathon Feet”…Marathon Foot Care Tips

Marathon Running Feet Recovery

Treating “Marathon Feet” A groggy good morning to you, Champ! It’s 4am the “morning” after your first marathon, and your feet are screaming bloody murder. You’ve been running long-distances for years and followed all your doctor’s instructions. What gives? Although you earned a good night’s sleep, if you’re suffering from a common post-marathon condition, then your feet may be keeping read more »

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