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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 »


Dancing With the Stars’ Peta Murgatroyd Pulls Out of Season 21 due to Ankle Surgery


New Zealand-born professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, best known for her multiple appearances on the American reality game show Dancing With the Stars, won’t be able to compete in season 21 following an ankle injury. The blonde beauty told People magazine that her ankle had been bothering her for some time, and she finally visited an orthopedic surgeon when she realized read more »


Washington Linebacker’s Most Expensive Injury


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 »


UFAI Valencia Welcomes Dr. Tanler Volkmann!


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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