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First Time Hiking? 14 Hiking Tips for Beginners

First Time Hiking? 14 Hiking Tips for Beginners

There can’t be any serious disagreement. Frodo’s trek across Middle Earth is the greatest hike in all recorded hiking history. And that monumental journey is even more amazing when you realize it was accomplished without benefit of our hiking tips for beginners. 1.  Don’t hike alone (unless you actually need solitude) Coping with ticks and sunburn doesn’t require companions with 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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Minimalist Running Shoes, What You Need to Know

Minimalist Running Shoes, What You Need to Know

About a decade ago, an article entitled Born to Run appeared in the journal Nature. A book of the same name followed. The Born to Run authors set up a website; Biomechanics of Foot Strikes & Applications to Running Barefoot or in Minimal Footwear. The history of minimalist running shoes These publications promoted the notion that those who enjoy recreational read more »

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Severs Disease, Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It

Severs Disease, Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It

Colin, 11, isn’t like the rest of his family. While his sister and brother are happy to read a book or play indoors on the iPad, Colin is always on his feet.  Between flag football, soccer, and field hockey, “there’s no sport he won’t play,” says his Mom. Even the nagging pain in his heels can’t slow him down. “Doctors read more »

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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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Flat Feet and Puffy Ankles, Expert Tips to Help Pregnant Feet

Flat Feet and Puffy Ankles, Expert Tips to Help Pregnant Feet

Pregnancy triggers many changes in a woman’s body, and some of them can seem overwhelming. Take, for example, the weight gain that pregnant women universally experience. It begins suddenly, and then relentlessly persists throughout your pregnancy. In addition to the weight gain attributable to the growth of the fetus and its surrounding support systems, your pregnant body becomes a virtual read more »

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12 Nighttime Running Tips to Ensure Your Safety

12 Nighttime Running Tips to Ensure Your Safety

Want some quick, natural, and instinctive advice about running in the dark? DON’T DO IT!! You’ll run into things (like tree trunks and branches, spiderwebs, curbs, mailboxes, wire fences, and potholes). You’ll run on things (like surface water, slippery leaves, sand, or gravel) You’ll be run into by things (like cars). You’ll run over things (like cliffs). You’ll be stalked, 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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