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Slow Down, Tom Brady! Don’t Let a Sprained Ankle Spoil your Thanksgiving Day Fun

Slow Down, Tom Brady! Don’t Let a Sprained Ankle Spoil your Thanksgiving Day Fun

Mashed potatoes, naps, and football: The trifecta of American Thanksgiving Day tradition. This Thursday, millions of kids and grown-ups across the country will step outside to throw the pigskin while working up an appetite as ambitious as the Manifest Destiny. Unfortunately, sportsballing in the backyard often breeds danger, and sure as leftover turkey sandwiches, at least 25,000 Americans will wind read more »

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You’ll Want to Read These 16 Potentially Life-Saving Tips Before Your Next Run

You’ll Want to Read These 16 Potentially Life-Saving Tips Before Your Next Run

As winter approaches, shaving precious minutes of sunlight off the beginning and end of your day, it’s worthwhile to revisit your outdoor running routine and update your safety practices.  If you typically run before or after work, you might soon find yourself logging your miles in the dark. Not only does the darkness impede visibility and increase your chances of read more »

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The Achilles Heel of These Three Football Teams Is, Well, the Achilles

The Achilles Heel of These Three Football Teams Is, Well, the Achilles

The Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, is named for the greatest warrior of the ancient Greek pantheon. It was said that upon his birth, Achilles’ mother dipped him into the River Styx by his foot, coating every inch of the young warrior’s body with magical powers of invulnerability – every inch except read more »

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Pokemon Go Users Risk Injury, or Could Walk Their Way to Better Health

Pokemon Go Users Risk Injury, or Could Walk Their Way to Better Health

Pokemon Go, a new mobile gaming app, has kids and adults alike running from neighborhood to neighborhood, stopping at parks, churches, and other landmarks to heed the irresistible call to “catch ’em all.” The interactive collecting game, developed by Niantic and the Pokemon Company, is delighting its millennial users who remember the characters from after school cartoons, video games, and read more »

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UFAI Offers Free Seminar on Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement

UFAI Offers Free Seminar on Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics. The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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    Saw Doctor Franson for some pain that was shooting down from my hip area to ankle/foot. The doctor seemed very knowledgeable and professional. Front office staff is very friendly as well. I would recommend!
    O. P.
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    Dr. Franson is a lifesaver! I walked in with a lot of foot pain and walked out pain-free. I was expecting to get diagnosed and come back for another visit, but Dr. Franson quickly determined my condition and fixed me ...
    Amy G.
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    I always return to Dr. Briskin and UFAI because I know I will receive excellent treatment from Dr. B and the staff.
    Marilyn W.
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    We love Dr. Franson & staff!
    Michael M.
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    Everyone is nice & friendly, which helps a lot. Also they do great work!
    Hannah C.
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    Have been impressed with the attitude and professionalism of the staff. Waiting times are minimal - it is appreciated.
    David A.
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    Dr. Campbell is a phenomenal podiatrist and surgeon!
    Amanda S.
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    Everyone at this group is awesome!!
    Helena O.
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    I felt I was listened to when I had something to say. I appreciated the communication between the doctors and the Physical Therapist in relation to specific treatment and overall condition.
    Harry T.
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    Great appointment. Great communication. Explained my particular situation very well, blending medical terms and everyday terms. Staff was very friendly and answered all my questions.
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