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STOP walking barefoot and your painful feet will love you again! Kim Kardashian, you listening?

STOP walking barefoot and your painful feet will love you again! Kim Kardashian, you listening?

The feeling of sand between your toes, soft grass under your barefeet, or even a warm pool deck can garner feelings of summer, vacation, or foot freedom that you feel you miss while your pals are holed-up in your shoe of choice during a busy working day. So what’s wrong with giving your feet a little taste of the great read more »

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How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

Working hard and playing harder are rewarding components all athletes seek at any level of competition. When there is inability to play because of an injury, all that hard work feels like it’s going down the drain. The mental fortitude to carry-on during this time of recovery is difficult for the majority of athletes. Clinical depression often follows a significant read more »

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Pickleball Anyone?

Pickleball Anyone?

Racquet & court sports prove to be tough on the foot and ankle. The podiatrists at University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) commonly treat foot and ankle injuries from lovers of racquet sports, ranging from weekend warriors to the professional athlete. UFAI has sponsored the Women’s All American Tennis Championships in Los Angeles for multiple years and is the preferred read more »

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