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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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New Non-Surgical Treatment for Ball of Foot Pain, Now at UFAI

New Non-Surgical Treatment for Ball of Foot Pain, Now at UFAI

Ball of Foot Pain is No Joke One of the most frequent complaints we hear from new patients is painful pressure points located on the weight-bearing surface at the ball of their forefoot. These pressure lesions can be caused by one or more of the following conditions: an abnormally positioned bone, toe deformities, or thinning of the fat pad cushioning read more »

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Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re an experienced runner or are new to running, it’s likely that sooner or later you will experience some form of injury. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Sports Rehabilitation, between 60 and 70 percent of runners suffer from at least one serious sports injury per year.  These sports injuries can range from stress fractures of the foot bones or tibia to read more »

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Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Some patients with more free time and fewer exercise options during the Covid-19 pandemic have been overzealous, at times, in adopting new exercise programs.Unfortunately, this has led to overuse injuries, which have become the painful downside of “quarantoning” (the new name for getting toned and working out for weight loss during quarantine). Calls began coming in during late March as read more »

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