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The 4 Best Ways to Pamper Your Feet & Legs While Pregnant

The 4 Best Ways to Pamper Your Feet & Legs While Pregnant

Among the many discomforts we women barely tolerate during pregnancy, foot and leg pain are among the most common. Foot and leg pains usually develop during the home stretch – the third trimester – but thankfully, they typically skedaddle not long after delivery. What can you do in the meantime? Consult our handy-dandy guide to ease your pregnancy foot pain. read more »

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Beat the 6 Most Common Walking Pains

Beat the 6 Most Common Walking Pains

Walking is pretty much universally considered the safest form of exercise, right? Well, yes, but it’s not completely without its risks. If your walking routine is interrupted by aches and pains, you should do what you can to address them early on. What seems like a minor pain could worsen and prevent you from exercising altogether. Here are some tips read more »

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Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker Suffers Strained Achilles

Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker Suffers Strained Achilles

Another injury took point guard for the San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker out of the second game of the Western Conference playoff series Wednesday night as he suffered an ill-times Achilles Tendon injury. The stakes are running high for the defending champions, who lost to their local challengers, the L.A. Clippers in game one. But as fate would have it, read more »

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Lakers Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young Out With Peroneal Tendon Strain

Lakers Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young Out With Peroneal Tendon Strain

­It might just be a defensive gesture from the offensive shooting whiz, but the Los Angeles Lakers star Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young is exploring treatment for a left ankle peroneal strain. This is bad news for the already injury depleted Lakers team. Don’t forget, Kobe is already lost for the rest of the season. And so is their number one read more »

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Toy Scooter Related Injuries: what you need to you know

Toy Scooter Related Injuries: what you need to you know

Is your 10 year old is dying for a scooter or skateboard so he can “ride the rails” and “catch some air” like his friends? Before you make your purchase you may want to consider the possible injury risks. A new study published by Clinical Pediatrics states that “kick” scooters, much like the one your 10 year old needs to read more »

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University Foot and Ankle Institute Sponsors Women’s All American Tennis Championships

University Foot and Ankle Institute Sponsors Women’s All American Tennis Championships

Every year, during the first week of October, the Women’s All American Tennis Championships (W.A.A.T.C) is held in Los Angeles and hosted at The Riviera Tennis Club. This year more than 120 collegiate players from over 40 Division I colleges will be competing in this, the thirtieth anniversary of this great event. The W.A.A.T.C. event was first held at the read more »

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UFAI Santa Barbara Walks to Cure Arthritis

UFAI Santa Barbara Walks to Cure Arthritis

THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all of those who participated in the Walk to Cure Arthritis – Santa Barbara as donor, fundraiser, volunteer and/or walker! The Walk might be over, but the battle against arthritis pain and disability continues: in honor of National Arthritis Awareness Month, Santa Barbara is still raising funds! Throughout the month of May, please continue to read more »

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