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UFAI Blog: All our posts about Ankle Sprains

Children, Sports and Foot Injuries: Young Ankles Take a Beating as Spring Sports Season Starts Up

Children, Sports and Foot Injuries: Young Ankles Take a Beating as Spring Sports Season Starts Up

For children, physical play is as natural as breathing. As soon as girls and boys can stand, they are dodging imaginary foes and winning races against invisible competitors – children’s foot injuries. As they grow older, our children are increasingly drawn into organized play, i.e., youth sports. It is estimated that over 35 million children in the United States regularly read more »

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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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How to Quickly Recover From Your Sprained Ankle Like a Pro!

How to Quickly Recover From Your Sprained Ankle Like a Pro!

The runners, triathletes and weekend warriors (and there are a lot of them) at University Foot & Ankle Institute know that spraining an ankle is way more than just a pain. It’s a disruption to your training routine and can really thwart your season’s plans and make weekends a lot less enjoyable. The healing process takes time, and without your read more »

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5 Signs your Ankle Sprain Might be a Fracture

5 Signs your Ankle Sprain Might be a Fracture

If you have ever played basketball, tennis, volleyball or even walked on an uneven sidewalk, you may have been a victim of an ankle sprain.  With almost every sprain there is an ominous “pop” or significant bruising. For the 25,000 people who suffer from an ankle sprain each day in the United States alone, it is possible that the popping sound or 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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The Verdict is In: High Heels Put Your Feet at Risk

The Verdict is In: High Heels Put Your Feet at Risk

In another classic case of science-proving-stuff-that-you-knew-all-along, a medical research team out of South Korea found that in the long-term, wearing high heels can put your feet at risk of injury. What woman can resist a stunning pair of heels? Not many of us, apparently: almost 8 in 10 women say they wear them pretty much every day, even though they 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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Physical Therapy Pays Off Big for Local Running Store Owner

Physical Therapy Pays Off Big for Local Running Store Owner

Heartfelt congratulations to one of our favorite patients, Flo, who made a swift, full recovery from injury and was able to complete the LA Marathon on March 15! Flo is an avid runner, and the proud owner of Runner’s Lane, a running shoe store with locations in Santa Clarita and Palmdale. Flo injured her knee and ankle while navigating a read more »

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Chronic Ankle Instability and Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment

Chronic Ankle Instability and Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment

Essential Insights and Treatment Options Ankle sprains represent the most common presenting orthopedic problem to emergency rooms.  Furthermore, since a sprained ankle is so common, it is often mistreated or treated at home without proper care resulting in chronic ankle instability and associated secondary ankle problems. Common Presenting Findings of Chronic Ankle Instability: Looseness with giving way or giving out read more »

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