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Kids’ Feet and Growth Plates: 5 Problems to Watch For

Kids’ Feet and Growth Plates: 5  Problems to Watch For

Many troublesome foot and ankle conditions occur in children just as they do in adults. But the bones of growing children haven’t themselves finished growing, so some children’s foot problems require extra attention. What is a child’s growth plate? Sites of active bone growth in children are called growth plates. They exist near the ends of bones in pre-adolescent children. read more »

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Ankle Sprains: The Pain in Sprain Stays Mainly in the Brain

Ankle Sprains: The Pain in Sprain Stays Mainly in the Brain

“Hey, it’s just a sprain. No big deal. Walk it off. You’ll be fine.” This all too common advice is followed all too often. The all too usual result? A lifetime of debilitating ankle pain and instability. A fully functional ankle is an essential requirement for any sort of life that isn’t completely sedentary. But ankle sprains do happen. And read more »

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Have Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? It Could Be Morton’s Neuroma

Have Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? It Could Be Morton’s Neuroma

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If you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot, like you’re constantly standing on a sharp-edged pebble, it’s likely that you’ve developed Morton’s neuroma. What is Morton’s neuroma? A neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) growth of inflamed tissue in and around a nerve. A Morton’s neuroma is usually located between your third and fourth metatarsal bones. (The metatarsals read more »

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7 Causes of Inner Ankle Pain Revealed!

7 Causes of Inner Ankle Pain Revealed!

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Your ankle is an amazing example of anatomical ingenuity. It performs as a three-dimensional hinge. It twists and bends in multiple directions, often simultaneously. In addition to being flexible, your ankle has to be both strong and stable. It bears 150% of your weight when you walk. That load goes up to 800% of your weight when you run. And read more »

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MinVasive Bunionectomy™: The Ideal Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

MinVasive Bunionectomy™: The Ideal Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

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Bunion surgery can be a troubling and difficult procedure for some patients. It can also be a very smooth, easy and highly successful procedure for others. The question is how can we make each bunion surgery be the best possible procedure for all patients? Which bunion surgery is right for me? At University Foot and Ankle Institute, our foot and read more »

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