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Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

“(My toe) is numb right now, but it hurts.” Way back in 1998, Deion Sanders, a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys, was riding high, as in the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Then he suffered what seemed to be a fairly innocuous injury to his left big toe. But it ended up described as a “rare and unusual read more »

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Our Foot and Ankle Specialists Share “Secrets” on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis Like a Pro

Our Foot and Ankle Specialists Share “Secrets” on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis Like a Pro

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common – and most persistent – causes of foot and heel pain in athletes. Treatment can relieve the pain, of course, but the risk of re-injury is fairly high. Once plantar fasciitis develops, it becomes much more difficult to return to your usual activities completely pain-free. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the read more »

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Playing Through Pain: Plantar Fasciitis Slows Angels’ Pujols… Again!

Playing Through Pain: Plantar Fasciitis Slows Angels’ Pujols… Again!

Los Angeles Angels’ slugger Albert Pujols may be suffering from foot pain, but will he let it end his season early? Not a chance. “This is my job,” he told the press before Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. “I still want to play.” The nagging pain must be frustrating for Pujols, who has already undergone surgery to read more »

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The Achilles Heel of These Three Football Teams Is, Well, the Achilles

The Achilles Heel of These Three Football Teams Is, Well, the Achilles

The Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, is named for the greatest warrior of the ancient Greek pantheon. It was said that upon his birth, Achilles’ mother dipped him into the River Styx by his foot, coating every inch of the young warrior’s body with magical powers of invulnerability – every inch except read more »

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Steph Curry’s Ankle 0-2, yet Golden State Warriors 2-0! Slow Foot Recovery for NBA Star?

Steph Curry’s Ankle 0-2, yet Golden State Warriors 2-0!  Slow Foot Recovery for NBA Star?

Fans and coaches for the Golden State Warriors’ breathed a sigh of relief last night after landing a 115-106 victory over the Rockets. The Warriors headed into the game without their MVP point guard Stephen Curry, who sat out due to an ankle injury. Curry hurt his right ankle last Saturday in the series opener against Houston. The ankle twisted read more »

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Peyton Manning’s Plantar Fasciitis Recovery Helps Broncos to Victory

Peyton Manning’s Plantar Fasciitis Recovery Helps Broncos to Victory

Peyton Manning is back! The fan favorite quarterback of the Denver Broncos has apparently made a full recovery following an injury to his left foot, making it through Sunday’s game without any issues. The Broncos were able to pull off a 23-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, overcoming a halftime deficit to win the playoff game. Manning’s plantar fascia incurred read more »

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Plantar Plate Surgery for Angels’ Slugger Albert Pujols

Plantar Plate Surgery for Angels’ Slugger Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim underwent foot surgery last week to treat an injury sustained during their game against the Cleveland Indians in August.  The first baseman injured his plantar plate near his second toe upon hitting the first base bag on a double-play. The X-ray and MRI exams showed no structural damage, but the injury read more »

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