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Got Gout? Your Risk for Heart Disease Just Doubled [new study]

Got Gout? Your Risk for Heart Disease Just Doubled [new study]

A new study from Duke University shows that those who suffer from gout have a significantly increased risk of heart disease. What causes gout? Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood stream. Uric acid is a natural product of normal food digestion. The kidneys are tasked with eliminating uric acid, but read more »

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How Carrying Around Extra Weight Affects Your Feet and Ankles

How Carrying Around Extra Weight Affects Your Feet and Ankles

As that old song goes… “the toe bone’s connected to the foot bone… the foot bone’s connected to the heel bone” and so on. Eventually it makes its way up to the head bone, and then back down to the feet and ankles. The anatomical accuracy of that song may be dubious, but the basic theme is dead-on; in the 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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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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Recent Improvements to Ankle Replacement Surgery Result in Higher Success Rates and Faster Recovery

Recent Improvements to Ankle Replacement Surgery Result in Higher Success Rates and Faster Recovery

Recent advancements in Ankle Replacement surgery has increased the success rates and significantly improved the surgical procedure. While earlier generation ankle replacement systems were effective, newer advances have dramatically improved the procedure. What’s New in the World of Ankle Replacement? A major advance in ankle replacement has been the use of pre-operative CT scans with the Wright Medical PROPHECY Guide. read more »

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UFAI Offers Monthly Free Seminar Series on Ankle Arthritis

UFAI Offers Monthly Free Seminar Series on Ankle Arthritis

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics.  The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Our next seminar is: Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement Bob Baravarian, read more »

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Heel and Ankle Pain, UFAI’s May Free Seminar!

Heel and Ankle Pain, UFAI’s May Free Seminar!

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics.  The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Our May Seminar: Heel and Ankle Pain

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Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement, UFAI’s Next Free Seminar!

Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement, UFAI’s Next Free Seminar!

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics.  The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Our March Seminar: Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement Bob Baravarian, DPM, read more »

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