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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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3 Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis Straight Out of Science Fiction

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Plantar Fasciist and Baseball

A recent plague of plantar fasciitis on the ball field has some players singing, “Take me out of the ball game!” Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, started complaining of symptoms of plantar fasciitis in his left foot about 10 days ago. You could catch the normally quite nimble first baseman hobbling from base-to-base in a game against the St. 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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