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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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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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Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Every day in the US, 25,000 people sprain their ankle. Over the course of a year, 1 million Americans will visit the emergency room because of an ankle injury, with sprains and fractures being the most common complaint. Half these sprains are the result of athletic activity. Many of these sports-related injuries can be prevented simply by doing a few warm-up exercises before a read more »

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To surgically fix or not to fix a Jones Fracture. That is the question!

To surgically fix or not to fix a Jones Fracture. That is the question!

What is a Jones Fracture? The fifth metatarsal is a bone on the outside portion of your foot that has a natural bony protuberance called the styloid process. The styloid process is important area where soft tissues attach, like the peroneus brevis tendon and the lateral band of the plantar fascia. There are multiple types of fifth metatarsal fractures that can read more »

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Got Big Toe Bumps and Lumps? Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know

Got Big Toe Bumps and Lumps? Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know

Your big toe is more than just a device to locate bedposts and chair legs in the dark. The big toe is the only toe significant enough to get its own medical name. It’s dignified with the appellation “hallux”. The other four little piggies have to be satisfied with mere numbers. Whenever you are upright, there are crucial moments when 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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Everything You Need to Know About Charcot Foot… But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Need to Know About Charcot Foot… But Were Afraid to Ask

What’s Charcot Foot? Charcot foot (also known as “Neuropathic Arthopathy“) is when your foot starts to “soften.” This happens because of a progressive degeneration of the weight bearing joints of the foot. This is the bones in the foot weakening. It occurs in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy), most often those who are diabetic. It has been reported read more »

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A Podiatrist Tells Us What to Look for (AND AVOID) when Getting a Pedicure

A Podiatrist Tells Us What to Look for (AND AVOID) when Getting a Pedicure

Want a pedicure? There’re so many salons, how do you choose the right one… or a safe one? If you are using Yelp or other consumer review sites to determine where to go, the selection can be overwhelming.  Just in the Los Angeles area alone, there are over 6,000 salons listed! As podiatrists, we see the aftermath of when pedicures read more »

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