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University Foot and Ankle Institute Named Best Foot and Ankle Surgeons in California

University Foot and Ankle Institute Named Best Foot and Ankle Surgeons in California

University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) has been honored as the Best Foot and Ankle Surgeons in California. This year’s Top Doctors Award places the ten-location practice ahead of the hundreds of other foot and ankle specialists practicing in the state. What, you may ask, has allowed UFAI to stand head and shoulders above the rest? There’s more to it read more »

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Is Microfracture Obsolete For Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus?

Is Microfracture Obsolete For Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus?

Originally published in Podiatry Today May 2018. An osteochondral lesion of the talus is often a difficult problem to treat. There is limited understanding of cartilage damage and its repair. Furthermore, it is hard to figure out why some osteochondral lesions, small or large, are painful and some are not painful. Finally, the treatment of such lesions is comprehensive but not read more »

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Put Your Best Foot Forward This National Osteoporosis Month!

Put Your Best Foot Forward This National Osteoporosis Month!

Along with May flowers comes National Osteoporosis Month, and we want to take some time to discuss bone health and the important information you should be aware of when it comes to osteoporosis. In the United States, 53 million Americans have an increased risk for bone fractures, and the scary thing is, most of these people have no idea. Without read more »

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Arthritis

How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis that is so severe that it impacts your ability to work, you may be eligible to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees disability programs that offer monthly benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of medical conditions. To qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, you must read more »

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Flatfoot Reconstruction Is Best Option For Patients Of Any Age [New Study]

Flatfoot Reconstruction Is Best Option For Patients Of Any Age [New Study]

Look at the feet of a baby. We all begin life with tiny little Barney Rubble feet. Unfortunately, some of us revert to that condition as time and/or trauma affect our feet and make walking difficult. What is adult acquired flatfoot deformity? The feet of infants and toddlers start off flat as a board with no discernible bend in the read more »

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University Foot and Ankle Institute Doctors Named to LA Magazine’s Top Doctors List

University Foot and Ankle Institute Doctors Named to LA Magazine’s Top Doctors List

We don’t like to brag, but… Okay, LA, if you insist! LA Magazine recently released the first edition of their Top Doctors list, and can you guess which group has been awarded the most bragging rights? It’s UFAI! That’s right. The University Foot and Ankle Institute is the only foot and ankle medical group that can claim not one, but read more »

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Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare-ups with These 4 Tips

Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare-ups with These 4 Tips

In a musty old brick warehouse in the industrial side of town, Raquel yanks her wrist guards over her hands and straps her helmet under her chin. She bends over to lace up her skates, anxiously chomping on the corners of her mouth guard. “Roller derby is a full-contact sport. We wear our protective gear when we’re on skates, and read more »

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Happy National Foot Awareness Month! Here’re 12 Tips for Healthy Feet All Year Round

Happy National Foot Awareness Month! Here’re 12 Tips for Healthy Feet All Year Round

Absent bright-colored ribbons and clever marketing schemes, the lowly foot rarely gets the national attention that it so clearly deserves. As monthly races, runs, dashes, and 5ks come and go, championing this cause or that campaign, a sense of irony befalls the humble appendage. Nonetheless, Feet, you march on: carrying your owners through another finish line without complaint. Scratch that. read more »

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Hip or Knee Pain? Why You Need to See a Podiatrist.

Hip or Knee Pain? Why You Need to See a Podiatrist.

Ever play Jenga? Jenga is the delightful party game that pits your patience and daring against the structural integrity of dozens of wooden bricks, stacked into a tower. The players take turns removing bricks from below and balancing them on the top. As the tower loses its foundational supports, the top begins to wobble. Eventually, gravity wins out, and the read more »

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