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Common Prescriptions and OTC Medications That Affect Your Feet and Certain Foot and Ankle Conditions

Common Prescriptions and OTC Medications That Affect Your Feet and Certain Foot and Ankle Conditions

Patients are prescribed medications to help treat various ailments from infections to high blood pressure to cancer. Everybody knows medications have a long list of side effects. But did you know that some of these side effects can actually affect your feet? That’s right, medications can cause foot pain and other conditions. So if you start taking a new medication read more »

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Move Over, Pinktober: Celebrate National Foot Health Awareness Month this April!

Move Over, Pinktober: Celebrate National Foot Health Awareness Month this April!

Absent bright-colored ribbons and clever marketing schemes, the lowly foot rarely gets the national attention that it so clearly deserves. As monthly races, runs, dashes, and 5ks come and go, championing this cause or that campaign, a sense of irony befalls the humble appendage. Nonetheless, Feet, you march on: carrying your owners through another finish line without complaint. Scratch that. read more »

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Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

You’re a grown adult. You’ve been buying your own shoes since you were a teenager. You know what fits you and what doesn’t. Right? Let us guess. The shoes you’re wearing right now? You’ve had those for a few years. More than a few. They’ve served you well, they’re comfortable, and that’s all that matters. Right…? Actually, you might want read more »

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Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones Taking Some Well-Deserved R&R after “Successful” Bunion Surgery

Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones Taking Some Well-Deserved R&R after “Successful” Bunion Surgery

Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons underwent bunion correction surgery last week. On Monday, March 6, Jones, wearing a hospital gown and a big toothy grin, announced via Instagram that his “Surgery was a success!” Fans and well-wishers offered their prayers and hopes for a speedy recovery for the football star. Falcons’ management says they are looking at a 4-5 read more »

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Stop the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis like a Pro. Our Foot and Ankle Specialists Share “Secrets” on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis

Stop the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis like a Pro. Our Foot and Ankle Specialists Share “Secrets” on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common – and most persistent – causes of foot and heel pain in athletes. Treatment can relieve the pain, of course, but the risk of re-injury is fairly high. Once plantar fasciitis develops, it becomes much more difficult to return to your usual activities completely pain-free. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the read more »

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