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Avoiding Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries While Dog Walking During a Pandemic

Avoiding Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries While Dog Walking During a Pandemic

Like many other dog owners, my golden retriever, Beau, and I have logged more miles together in the past few months than ever before. I have always been an active person, as many of my patients are, running, hiking, going to the gym, but due to COVID-19, I have been spending much more time than usual just being home, and read more »

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How a Sprained Ankle Can Easily Become Chronic Ankle Instability

How a Sprained Ankle Can Easily Become Chronic Ankle Instability

A sprained ankle is among the most frequently incurred injuries worldwide. In the United States, more than 23,000 ankles are sprained each and every day.  The usual cause of an acute ankle sprain is a sudden shift in weight-bearing that causes the outside edge of a person’s foot to roll under, and the inside edge to lift up. Such an read more »

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When is a Hammertoe not a Hammertoe? When it’s a Plantar Plate Injury

When is a Hammertoe not a Hammertoe? When it’s a Plantar Plate Injury

In 1709, Alexander Pope opined that “a little learning is a dangerous thing”. He meant that knowing a little bit about something may lead to overconfidence, consequent mistakes, and negative results. In the field of podiatry, self-diagnosis can follow the same unfortunate journey. Take, for example, the condition commonly known as “hammertoe”. What does a hammertoe look like? The primary symptom of hammertoe is a lesser read more »

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Can Pediatric Flat Feet Be Fixed?

Can Pediatric Flat Feet Be Fixed?

The field of podiatric medicine is not renowned for an abundance of conflict. There is a great deal of podiatric progress, of course, as new procedures, materials, and techniques are discovered, developed, and incorporated into the leading podiatric practices. But significant disputes over substantial matters are relatively rare among podiatrists. This article concerns what may be the most significant conflict in read more »

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15 Summer Foot Care Tips to Put Your Best Feet Forward

15 Summer Foot Care Tips to Put Your Best Feet Forward

It’s summertime in the age of COVID-19 and confusion is rampant. As an example, take going to the beach. A trip to the shore used to be a simple and joyous event. Simple? No longer. Joyous? Perhaps. Many beaches are completely closed. Some beaches are open, but their parking lots are closed. Some beaches are open, and their parking lots are accessible, read more »

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