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Plantar Plate Surgery for Angels’ Slugger Albert Pujols


Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim underwent foot surgery last week to treat an injury sustained during their game against the Cleveland Indians in August.  The first baseman injured his plantar plate near his second toe upon hitting the first base bag on a double-play. The X-ray and MRI exams showed no structural damage, but the injury read more »


Achilles injury benches Ravens’ Steve Smith Sr. for the season


Steve Smith Sr. of the Baltimore Ravens was taken to the sidelines after sustaining a tear in his Achilles tendon in their game against the San Diego Chargers this past Sunday. The wide receiver was tackled towards the tail end of the game, and could be spotted dragging his right foot as he fell towards the ground. Gesturing to the read more »


Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet: 4 Ways to De-Stink Your Feet


What’s spookier than a haunted house? Dad’s stinky feet! It’s almost Halloween, and that means that at long last, summer is over. Those hot months of walking, running, and sweating have probably done a number on your shoes. Go ahead, give ‘em a whiff – TERRIFYING! Body odor comes from the gases excreted by bacteria that live on your skin. read more »


Dr. Bob Baravarian Leads Surgical Training


Dr. Baravarian has been busier than ever over the past few weeks, leading surgical trainings in both New Orleans and Beverly Hills for around 150 surgeons from across the globe. The trainings were held by Stryker, one of the top medical technology companies in the world. They develop state-of-the-art orthopedic products and introduce new surgical techniques that make “recovery simpler, read more »


The Verdict is In: High Heels Put Your Feet at Risk


In another classic case of science-proving-stuff-that-you-knew-all-along, a medical research team out of South Korea found that in the long-term, wearing high heels can put your feet at risk of injury. What woman can resist a stunning pair of heels? Not many of us, apparently: almost 8 in 10 women say they wear them pretty much every day, even though they read more »


Foot Injuries in Kids: What to look for

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With the kickoff of another school year, kids hurry back to school in their shiny new clothes and shoes.  Excited to be social again after a long summer with the family, kids are quickly hit with the reality of homework and listening and studying and exams.  The bounce in their step sometimes turns into dragging feet.  Sometimes there are other read more »


What you need to know before booking your next pedicure!

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Spas and foot salons have always been a popular way to relax and pamper one’s self (and one’s feet!)  However, pedicures and shared footbaths can potentially lead to unwanted toe conditions such as infections and ingrown toenails.  You can avoid potential health risks and the possibility of dealing with unnecessary problems by following a few simple safety tips. Before booking read more »


Dallas Cowboy’s Dez Bryant Suffers Serious Foot Injury


Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant was forced to the sidelines after injuring his foot during last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. The wide receiver broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot during gameplay. Coach Jason Garrett said that surgery is required. Bryant’s representatives reported to the Dallas Morning News that the injury is a Jones fracture. A Jones read more »

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