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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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