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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 »


The Pitter-Patter of Healthy Baby Feet

Baby Feet, University Foot and Ankle Institute

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 »


Beat the 6 Most Common Walking Pains

walking pain, univeristy foot and ankle treatment

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 »


Puzzling Foot Injury Sparks Lifelong Passion

Dr. Jason Morris, Beverly Hills Podiatrist, University Foot and Ankle Insitute

Many people can vividly recall a particular moment or puzzle in their young lives that led them to seek out answers through their career choices. Growing up as an athlete, I certainly kept my trainers, physical therapists and doctor’s offices busy.  Wrist fractures, knee injuries, Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, and sprained ankles were just some of the battle scars endured read more »


Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

Calcaneal fracture, Broken Heel

An most interesting case of mine involves a 69 year-old male who came to me four months after shattering his heel bone (or calcaneus).  He was trimming branches on a ladder about 6 feet high when he fell and landed right on his heel bone.  He went to urgent care, where x-rays were taken, revealing no obvious fracture.  He then read more »


Physical Therapist’s Personal Journey from Injury to Ironman

Sports injury, Physical Therpay

Physical therapists are the go-to experts on recovery from sports injuries. We know when to push through the pain and when to back off. I’ve helped hundreds of athletes return to their sport quickly and have taught seminars on how to avoid sports injuries. So when I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot’s 2nd metatarsal, I figured recovery read more »


The 10 Worst Shoes for your Feet… Part 2!

The five worst shoes for your feet

Last week we discussed some of the worst shoes ever for your podiatric health in part one of our series. This week we’re bringing you part two, culminating with the absolute worst shoe possible, loved by the “Mother Monster” herself (aka Lady Gaga).  So let’s finish our list of today’s worst shoes … so once again, let’s dim the lights, read more »