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Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones Taking Some Well-Deserved R&R after “Successful” Bunion Surgery

Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones Taking Some Well-Deserved R&R after “Successful” Bunion Surgery

Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons underwent bunion correction surgery last week. On Monday, March 6, Jones, wearing a hospital gown and a big toothy grin, announced via Instagram that his “Surgery was a success!” Fans and well-wishers offered their prayers and hopes for a speedy recovery for the football star. Falcons’ management says they are looking at a 4-5 read more »

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Stop the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis like a Pro. Our Foot and Ankle Specialists Share “Secrets” on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis

Stop the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis like a Pro. Our Foot and Ankle Specialists Share “Secrets” on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common – and most persistent – causes of foot and heel pain in athletes. Treatment can relieve the pain, of course, but the risk of re-injury is fairly high. Once plantar fasciitis develops, it becomes much more difficult to return to your usual activities completely pain-free. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the read more »

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When Our Patient Wrote “Dr. Volkmann has, in every sense, given me my life back,” It Brought Us to Tears, This Is Ryan’s Story.

When Our Patient Wrote “Dr. Volkmann has, in every sense, given me my life back,” It Brought Us to Tears, This Is Ryan’s Story.

We love it when our patients are happy (which is the reason we exist) and good reviews on Yelp, Google or our own patient satisfaction surveys are tremendously gratifying. But for the first time we are going to make an entire blog post from a review we recently received on Yelp because it literally brought us to tears. It is read more »

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Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

An estimated 28.9 million American adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s about 12% of the population, and that number is only expected to grow as more and more children are diagnosed at alarming rates. Everyone knows that managing diabetes means adjusting your diet and taking medication. But did you know that checking your feet is just as important as read more »

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Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?

Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?

Chair yoga is an option for people with osteoarthritis who have difficulty with regular exercise. The chair is a modification for safer exercise.Many people suffering with osteoarthritis in their lower extremities may discover that a chair yoga class will help to ease pain. Those with foot and ankle arthritis often have difficulty with their gait and balance when walking; studies show that chair yoga can be beneficial. Let us know what you think! Read the full article at: www.verywell.com

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Walk Easier With High Tech Aid for Your Ankles. Scientists Study Gait and Design a Robotic Exosuit That You Wear!

Walk Easier With High Tech Aid for Your Ankles. Scientists Study Gait and Design a Robotic Exosuit That You Wear!

By removing the actuation, electronics and battery units, leaving only the exosuit's light wearable textiles and pulling cables, the researchers were able to calculate the impact on the wearers' joints.Read the full article at: www.roboticsresear.ch Harvard engineers have released positive results after testing their robotic exosuit. Created to support the joints while walking and running, the study shows considerable support for the ankles. We say this is good news! Let us know what you say.

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    Dr. Baravarian is a very caring and patient doctor. During my first visit with him he really took the time to listen to my concerns and talk to me about all my options regarding my chronic pain. I highly recommend Dr....
    Sarah L.
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    Dr. Franson has seen my entire family for foot/ankle problems, and treated and solved all of them. The office staff is incredible. I highly recommend this doctor.
    H.W.
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    I honestly wish I never had cause to go here, but I'm very thankful that I saw Dr. Bob Baravarian for a severe ankle fracture. A pal referred me and they also had a great experience with him. From the start, Dr. Bob ...
    Kelly J.
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    Everything about the office was clean, efficient and professional.
    Ronald G.
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    Very satisfied, and will recommend to friends and family.
    Pauline M.
  • Yelp
    Dr. Baravarian is a very caring and patient doctor. During my first visit with him he really took the time to listen to my concerns and talk to me about all my options regarding my chronic pain. I highly recommend Dr....
    Tina B.
  • ZocDoc
    Dr. Yau was able to diagnose my issue during my first appointment with him, something that other doctors hadn't done after several visits and tests.
    Anonymous
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    We love Dr. Franson & staff!
    Michael M.
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    Great doctor, and great technicians and office assistants.
    Susan C.
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    I encountered very nice and supportive staff, and a doctor with a very welcoming attitude.
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