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Join UFAI at Our Re-Opened Santa Barbara Podiatry Location!

Join UFAI at Our Re-Opened Santa Barbara Podiatry Location!

Our state-of-the-art Santa Barbara podiatry clinic As part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best, most convenient foot and ankle care to our patients, we’ve re-opened our Santa Barbara location! Located within a medical mall in beautiful Santa Barbara, University Foot and Ankle Institute offers advanced medical and surgical care for the foot and ankle. and state-of-the-art radiology, ultrasound, and neurosensory read more »

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New Treatment for Ankle Arthritis: Advanced Cartilage Replacement

New Treatment for Ankle Arthritis: Advanced Cartilage Replacement

Satisfactory treatment has long been available for early-stage ankle arthritis. And effective procedures, including ankle fusion and total ankle replacement, are available for end-stage ankle arthritis. But one of the last great barriers in the treatment of ankle arthritis has been how to handle moderate ankle arthritis. Until recently, some of the greatest podiatric challenges were moderate ankle arthritis cases. read more »

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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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Aging Feet, It’s All About Keeping One Foot Out of the Grave and the Other Off Banana Peels!

Aging Feet, It’s All About Keeping One Foot Out of the Grave and the Other Off Banana Peels!

First, a little background on how awesome our feet are, keeping us upright and moving, year after year. The human foot is an amazing example of physiological design. It contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These components work together to support the body’s weight, serve as shock absorbers, maintain our balance, and 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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Plantar Fasciitis and Golf: 9 Fresh Tips for Preventing Heel Pain on the Green

Plantar Fasciitis and Golf: 9 Fresh Tips for Preventing Heel Pain on the Green

Golf. Sure, it’s a sport. But you wouldn’t think that a sport in which you can ride around in a cart and drink beer would result in many foot injuries. This low-impact activity is often synonymous with a life of leisure, yet you might be surprised to find out that avid golfers frequently suffer from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is read more »

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Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

You’re a grown adult. You’ve been buying your own shoes since you were a teenager. You know what fits you and what doesn’t. Right? Let us guess. The shoes you’re wearing right now? You’ve had those for a few years. More than a few. They’ve served you well, they’re comfortable, and that’s all that matters. Right…? Actually, you might want read more »

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