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Cosmetic Foot Surgery is a Real Big Thing. But Should it Be?

Cosmetic Foot Surgery is a Real Big Thing. But Should it Be?

One aspect of Cinderella’s story has been significantly under-reported over the last few centuries is the Evil Stepmother loved cosmetic foot surgery. It all started the night of the Royal Ball when she saw Cinderella stumble through the front door, clutching a solitary glass slipper, leaving the other behind with the Prince. When the Evil Stepmother learned that the Prince read more »

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Our Experts Explain What Happens (and What to Do) When You Sprain An Ankle

Our Experts Explain What Happens (and What to Do) When You Sprain An Ankle

If your lifestyle is even a little bit active, it’s almost certainly going to happen. You will sprain your ankle. You’ll do it in a physically demanding sport, like soccer or baseball, which requires abrupt applications of powerful force through your lower legs and feet. Or you will do it during a casual stroll over an uneven surface. Or you’ll read more »

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Two Clinical Trials for Plantar Fasciitis and Chronic Heel Pain now at UFAI

Two Clinical Trials for Plantar Fasciitis and Chronic Heel Pain now at UFAI

Applications currently accepted for UFAI patients and non-patients alike. No charge to participate and health insurance is not needed. Plantar Fasciitis, or heel pain syndrome (as it is also known), is one of the most common foot problems in the United States today. Plantar fasciitis pain is usually located in the heel or arch of the foot and is often read more »

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7 Foot and Ankle Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Related Injuries

7 Foot and Ankle Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Related Injuries

From their first hesitant steps, children want to physically play. Moreover, children need active physical play. For children, physical play is as natural as laughter. And it’s just as healthy. In the US, children have countless opportunities to take part in organized sports. Over 21 million kids between the ages of 6 and 17 regularly participate in various programs of read more »

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Topaz, Tenex or Tenjet: which is best for chronic plantar fasciitis?

Topaz, Tenex or Tenjet: which is best for chronic plantar fasciitis?

What is chronic plantar fasciitis and how is it treated? The plantar fascia is the amazingly strong thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. It supports the arch and helps keep your foot from curling into a ball. Chronic plantar fasciitis is defined as plantar fascia pain experienced for at least 3-6 months without resolution. read more »

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When the Cartiva Big Toe Joint Implant Fails

When the Cartiva Big Toe Joint Implant Fails

The Cartiva implant was considered to be a revolution in great toe arthritis therapy. It came out with a splash and the original studies to get the implant through FDA approval showed incredible results. Our group, University Foot and Ankle Institute, and me in particular, were involved with helping launch the product and educating surgeons on how to use the read more »

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5 Simple Exercises to Fight Off Foot and Ankle Aging

5 Simple Exercises to Fight Off Foot and Ankle Aging

Ever dream of running free under a full moon, leading your pack through the wild? That sort of freedom takes four legs and four feet (or paws). Everything changed when we became a vertical species, wobbling around through life on two legs. “Like a forked radish”, said Shakespeare’s Falstaff. The human foot is a marvel of anatomical architecture And the read more »

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