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What you need to know before booking your next pedicure!

What you need to know before booking your next pedicure!

Spas and foot salons have always been a popular way to relax and pamper one’s self (and one’s feet!)  However, pedicures and shared footbaths can potentially lead to unwanted toe conditions such as infections and ingrown toenails.  You can avoid potential health risks and the possibility of dealing with unnecessary problems by following a few simple safety tips. Before booking read more »

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Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

At UFAI, we know an ankle sprain when we see one. Ankle sprains account for about 3 out of every 4 ankle injuries, and on any given day, about 30,000 Americans will sprain their ankle! What happens when you sprain your ankle, exactly? A sprain is a tear in the ligamentous and/or muscular tissue that you use to keep yourself read more »

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Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

An most interesting case of mine involves a 69 year-old male who came to me four months after shattering his heel bone (or calcaneus).  He was trimming branches on a ladder about 6 feet high when he fell and landed right on his heel bone.  He went to urgent care, where x-rays were taken, revealing no obvious fracture.  He then read more »

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10 Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

10 Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

Life for people living with diabetes takes more conscientious decision making than for the lucky folks who aren’t. Pricks, tests, levels, diet, exercise; everything requires care and consideration for health and happiness’ sake. So it is with foot care. As foot and ankle care specialists, we hope that this list of ten things to be aware of can be a read more »

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: symptoms & treatment options

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: symptoms & treatment options

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the posterior tibial nerve and is one of the most common nerve entrapments that affect the foot and ankle. The most common area of entrapment of this nerve is on the inside or medial aspect of the ankle. The nerve in this area runs through a tunnel that also houses an artery, vein, read more »

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Turf Toe Explained: Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Turf Toe Explained:  Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Turf toe is defined as a sprain of the ligaments of the great toe joint. This injury is commonly seen in professional and college athletes who play on artificial turf – hence the name “turf toe”. Although it is most commonly seen in football, this injury can occur in any sport. Anatomy The great toe joint’s function is an essential read more »

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What’s a Dislocated Ankle? Ask NFL Quarterback RG3

What’s a Dislocated Ankle? Ask NFL Quarterback RG3

NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III recently sustained an ankle dislocation, a very painful injury obvious to the millions watching on television as he lay on the field, writhing in pain. Griffin appeared to have badly twisted his ankle when landing awkwardly on his left leg during a first-quarter rollout. It was a scary to watch the often-injured young star being read more »

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