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MISDIAGNOSED? When Heel Pain Isn’t Plantar Fasciitis (you’ll want a 2nd opinion after reading this)!

MISDIAGNOSED? When Heel Pain Isn’t Plantar Fasciitis (you’ll want a 2nd opinion after reading this)!

Here at UFAI, we field a lot of questions about heel pain! Heel pain is one of the most common complaints among podiatric patients. But, the cause of the pain isn’t always easy to identify. About 7 times in 10, the prime culprit is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia – the tissue which connects read more »

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Recommendations From the Experts: Shoes That Ease Your Foot and Ankle Pain

Recommendations From the Experts: Shoes That Ease Your Foot and Ankle Pain

When patients come into the office with heel pain, tendonitis and/or capsulitis, it can be easy to convince them to stretch, massage, take anti-inflammatories, rest and use orthotics. What can often be a struggle is to alter the shoes they choose to wear as this can be a very personal decision. Whether it is due to attire restrictions, cost or read more »

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The Architect & His Tools: How Weight-Bearing 3D CT Technology Revolutionizes Foot & Ankle Surgical Planning

The Architect & His Tools: How Weight-Bearing 3D CT Technology Revolutionizes Foot & Ankle Surgical Planning

Imagine a complex structure, composed of multiple moving parts controlled by a network of pulleys and levers. Imagine this structure can withstand high pressures and weight levels, without failure throughout its lifetime. This type of structure comes in many diverse shapes and sizes, and can take many different mechanical forms. What did you see? If you said the human foot, read more »

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OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant Sidelined Again With Foot Injury

OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant Sidelined Again With Foot Injury

Things had been going phenomenally well for Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star forward since returning Dec. 2 after fracturing his foot in October. He’s been unsettling opponents and putting up huge numbers making us think he was totally good to go and the Thunder were going to be fine. He is an all-star in the true sense of read more »

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President Obama Faces Agony of the Feet

President Obama Faces Agony of the Feet

As it turns out many of our patients have something in common with the President of the United States: plantar fasciitis , a painful heel condition commonly found with active people. An avid basketball player, Obama is a prime candidate for plantar fasciitis. Though pre-existing conditions such as flat feet or high arches can increase your risk of developing plantar read more »

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis: What Works

Treating Plantar Fasciitis: What Works

Plantar Fascitis is a problem related to chronic heel pain. The pain is usually first steps in the morning or after a period of rest and decreases after a few minutes of walking. The pain is in the heel region and is a dull aching. We are experts at treating achilles heel spur pain. Patients will present with the following read more »

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Kobe and Curry: Podiatrist Weigh In on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Kobe and Curry: Podiatrist Weigh In on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Kobe Continues to Recuperate, Curry Expected to Start After making three appearances in practice, five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant is not expected to start against the Golden State Warriors tonight. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard is still adjusting to his Achilles injury. Though Bryant was medically cleared to play just a few days ago, he is still not 100 read more »

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Gearing Up Like an Ironman with Orthotics

Gearing Up Like an Ironman with Orthotics

Earlier this month, the 35th Ironman World Championship was held in Kona, Hawaii. Some of the best athletes in the world compete in this event every year, a day-long race that features a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile foot race (a full marathon). This year’s winner, Frederik Van Lierde, finished the race in 8:12:29. All of the read more »

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    I recently saw Dr. Baravarian for an issue I was having with my tibia.  I was referred to him by my primary physician. I am SO happy that I met him.  After a few office visits with him, and a very successful surgery, ...
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