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Plantar Tendonitis is a Medical Mystery. It’s Not on WebMD. Find Out Why.

Plantar Tendonitis is a Medical Mystery. It’s Not on WebMD. Find Out Why.

“Plantar tendonitis”: the cause of severe foot pain that is sweeping the nation, debilitating millions of Americans. The chronic condition is interfering with patients’ ability to stand and walk, and keeping even the most athletic among us away from the activities they love most. So why aren’t doctors talking about it? A search of “plantar tendonitis” returns fewer results than 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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It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

With the professional football season barely 6 weeks old, we’re already hearing the term “high ankle sprain” on a very regular basis. Here are just a handful of the growing legion of large limping men in the NFL: Odell Beckham (NY Giants) Reuben Foster (SF 49ers) Garett Bolles (Denver Broncos) Benny Cunningham (Chicago Bears) Mitchell Loewen (New Orleans Saints) Myles read more »

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Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Colin, 11, isn’t like the rest of his family. While his sister and brother are happy to read a book or play indoors on the iPad, Colin is always on his feet.  Between flag football, soccer, and field hockey, “there’s no sport he won’t play,” says his Mom. Even the nagging pain in his heels can’t slow him down. “Doctors read more »

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Got Plantar Fasciitis or Achilles Tendonitis? Could PRP, Amniox Stem Cells or Cortisone Answer Your Pain Relief Prayers?

Got Plantar Fasciitis or Achilles Tendonitis? Could PRP, Amniox Stem Cells or Cortisone Answer Your Pain Relief Prayers?

Are you having constant plantar fasciitis pain? Is that Achilles tendonitis just not going away? Do you feel like you’ve exhausted all conservative options? Does surgery appear inevitable? Here at UFAI, we have some non-surgical regenerative medicine options that could very well end your pain. And there is no need to go through the invasive process of surgery. We offer read more »

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Calling All Marathoners: You MUST Read This Before Starting Your Training

Calling All Marathoners: You MUST Read This Before Starting Your Training

When the airhorn blows over Dodger Stadium the morning of March 18, 2018, over 25,000 runners will take to the streets in the 33rd annual Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Thousands of those participants will be making the attempt for the first time. If you’re interested in counting yourself among these intrepid competitors, then the time to begin your training read more »

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