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Lumps, Bumps and Cysts of the Foot: Plantar Fibromas, Ganglion Cysts and more, oh my!

Lumps, Bumps and Cysts of the Foot: Plantar Fibromas, Ganglion Cysts and more, oh my!

Have you recently noticed a lump on of the bottom of your foot?  Or is it just some swelling due to bumping your foot?  I have had a surprising number of patients lately suffering from cysts and fibromas so I wanted to share some information with you that I hope is helpful. If you have a lump or unexplained swelling, it’s read more »

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What’s Plantar Tendonitis and Why is it Still a “Medical Mystery”?

What’s Plantar Tendonitis and Why is it Still a “Medical Mystery”?

“Plantar tendonitis” is the cause of severe foot pain that is sweeping the nation. It’s debilitating millions of Americans, people are complaining about it a lot and it’s interfering with patients’ ability to even stand and walk. It’s keeping even the most athletic among us away from the activities they love most. So why aren’t most doctors talking about it? read more »

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Can Waiting to See Your Foot Doctor about a Bad Ankle Today Bring on Arthritis Tomorrow? YES!

Can Waiting to See Your Foot Doctor about a Bad Ankle Today Bring on Arthritis Tomorrow? YES!

Growing up in my house, listening to Dad complain about his latest aches and pains was the family pastime I’d least like to repeat. The pain kept him from doing a lot around the house, but we were a family, so we did what we could to help out. “Go get your father the remote,” he’d say. “I’ve got a read more »

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Don’t Fall Behind When You “Fall Back”! Attack the Night with these Six Tips for Running in the Dark

Don’t Fall Behind When You “Fall Back”! Attack the Night with these Six Tips for Running in the Dark

Daylight savings ends tomorrow, November 5. As we prepare to “fall back,” keep in mind that the earlier sunset and chillier weather will have an impact on your winter exercise routine. In low-light conditions, running can be a tad bit more dangerous than usual. Hazards along the road or trail could lead to missteps and possible injury. You’re not afraid read more »

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5 Best Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

5 Best Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

It is difficult to promote healthy circulation in many individuals due to lifestyles that require long stretches of time spent standing and health issues that compound themselves over time. These factors, when combined with other potential risks, can lead to varicose veins. Also referred to as spider veins, this condition occurs when the body is unable to properly cycle blood read more »

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Saddle Up and Cycle On: How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain While Shredding the Road

Saddle Up and Cycle On: How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain While Shredding the Road

Since 1995, Americans’ interest in biking has been on the upswing. With the wind whipping through your hair, and nothing but the trail ahead of you, it’s easy to see why biking is becoming more popular than ever. And though almost every age demographic has seen significant hikes in bike rides per year, one population is clearly at the front read more »

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