UFAI Sports Medicine Articles Archive - Page 3 of 5

Ready to Embark on Your First Marathon? Put One Foot in Front of the Other with these Four Essential Tips

Ready to Embark on Your First Marathon? Put One Foot in Front of the Other with these Four Essential Tips

To millions of Americans, the marathon is more than a race: it’s a symbol of self-discipline and commitment to reaching a long-term goal. Less than 1% of people living today can say they have conquered this remarkable achievement. Still, each year, over half a million marathon hopefuls across the nation will, after several laborious hours, cross that glittering finish line. read more »

CONTINUE READING →

Are You Risking Foot and Ankle Injuries by Running on Harder Surfaces? This Is What Science Says

Are You Risking Foot and Ankle Injuries by Running on Harder Surfaces? This Is What Science Says

Imagine yourself trying out a new running trail, and you come to a crossroads. On the left, a paved sidewalk circling a park. On the right, a dirt path patted out around a pond. Which path would be easier on your body? The answer, it turns out, is not as easy as you might think. “Many runners believe that they’re read more »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →

Sports and Overuse Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Sports and Overuse Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Warmer weather of course seems like the perfect time for people to become more active. Engaging in sports and working hard to get in shape for the summer season. In our Southern California foot and ankle clinics, we have seen a recent increase in stress and overuse injuries over the last month or so, likely attributed to this increase in read more »

CONTINUE READING →

Our Secrets on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis Like a Pro

Our 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 »

CONTINUE READING →

Slow Down, Tom Brady! Don’t Let a Sprained Ankle Spoil your Thanksgiving Day Fun

Slow Down, Tom Brady! Don’t Let a Sprained Ankle Spoil your Thanksgiving Day Fun

Mashed potatoes, naps, and football: The trifecta of American Thanksgiving Day tradition. This Thursday, millions of kids and grown-ups across the country will step outside to throw the pigskin while working up an appetite as ambitious as the Manifest Destiny. Unfortunately, sportsballing in the backyard often breeds danger, and sure as leftover turkey sandwiches, at least 25,000 Americans will wind read more »

CONTINUE READING →

Foot Care Tips for Marathon Runners for our Running Podiatrists

Foot Care Tips for Marathon Runners for our Running Podiatrists

Treating “Marathon Feet” A groggy good morning to you, Champ! It’s 4am the “morning” after your first marathon, and your feet are screaming bloody murder. You’ve been running long-distances for years and followed all your doctor’s instructions. What gives? Although you earned a good night’s sleep, if you’re suffering from a common post-marathon condition, then your feet may be keeping read more »

CONTINUE READING →

How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

Working hard and playing harder are rewarding components all athletes seek at any level of competition. When there is inability to play because of an injury, all that hard work feels like it’s going down the drain. The mental fortitude to carry-on during this time of recovery is difficult for the majority of athletes. Clinical depression often follows a significant read more »

CONTINUE READING →
16,092 Total 1st Party Reviews / 4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    Dr. Morris was great.  The whole staff was very responsive.  I came to this office, after having a bad experience with another ...
    Emilio R.
  • GatherUp
    I am so very , very , very happy my medical provider referred to Dr . Franson . Much gratitude , thank you !
    Reznick L.
  • Google
    I suffered a lot of pain from an infected ingrown toenail for 2 months before I qualified for Medicare. Dr Briskin is a God sen...
    Shirlee K.
  • GatherUp
    The staff is superb. All of them. Dr. B is super nice and does every thing in his power to help me with my foot problem. Very ...
    Maritza G.
  • GatherUp
    I have a difficult problem and don’t know if it can be fixed.
    Louise T.
  • GatherUp
    Fantastic
    James G.
  • GatherUp
    I felt very good, calm and trustful.
    Frank S.
  • GatherUp
    You have a great office. The gals at the front desk are terrific. I love everything about your office. I wish more doctors ra...
    Kathleen A.
  • GatherUp
    I’m grateful that I was able to get a same day appointment. I was in the waiting room fir a very short time and the staff and ...
    Linda R.
  • Google
    doctors and admin staff are very courteous and helpful
    Clement V.
  • GatherUp
    everything went well. was easy. well taken. are of.
    Nancy K.
  • GatherUp
    This is my one comment. I wish the doctor would have recommended I wear a tennis shoe. I figured this out on my own after weari...
    Jaynee B.
Same Day Appointments
Now Available!

Or call 877-989-9110

24 hours a day, 7 days a week