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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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When Heel Pain Isn’t Plantar Fascitis

When Heel Pain Isn’t Plantar Fascitis

Heel pain is one of the most common presenting problems to any foot and ankle specialist. Commonly, the problem is related to plantar fascitis or irritation of the insertion of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the heel. Plantar fascitis is associated with pain on first steps of the morning when the fascia gets stretched. The pain resolves within 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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    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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