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Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Every day in the US, 25,000 people sprain their ankle. Over the course of a year, 1 million Americans will visit the emergency room because of an ankle injury, with sprains and fractures being the most common complaint. Half these sprains are the result of athletic activity. Many of these sports-related injuries can be prevented simply by doing a few warm-up exercises before a read more »

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A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

As COVID-19 continues its global sweep, new information about this pandemic continues to be discovered. The symptoms commonly attributed to COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills (sometimes strong enough to cause shaking), muscle pain, headache, and a sore throat. But it’s becoming more and more apparent that many of those who are hosting the COVID-19 virus remain completely asymptomatic. And asymptomatic COVID-19 hosts can be read more »

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Our state-of-the-art miniBunion™️ minimally invasive bunion surgery. What you need to know.

Our state-of-the-art miniBunion™️ minimally invasive bunion surgery. What you need to know.

University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) has teamed with CrossRoads Extremity Systems, an innovation leader in the field of podiatric technology in the creation of CrossRoads’ revolutionary bunion surgery system, known as miniBunion™️. University Foot and Ankle Institute, the leader in Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery, announces great success with miniBunion™️ surgery UFAI will now utilize miniBunion™️ for the many minimally invasive read more »

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Six Ways to Stay Safe Running During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Six Ways to Stay Safe Running During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

As you know, Corona Virus is an ever-changing situation. To get the most up-to-date information, please refer to these resources: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). As the coronavirus continues to spread across our country (and the world), many running races and other large events have been postponed or canceled. But since read more »

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Coronavirus Fears Cancel the Tokyo Marathon

Coronavirus Fears Cancel the Tokyo Marathon

In recent weeks, a disease known as coronavirus, aka Covid-19, has been emanating globally from its origin in the city of Wuhan, located in China’s Hubei province. What is coronavirus? Coronavirus is a viral respiratory disease of epidemic proportions. The virus is named “corona” for the crown-like structure formed by microscopic spikes on the surface of the virus which causes read more »

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Bunions vs. Big Toe Arthritis, What’s the Difference?

Bunions vs. Big Toe Arthritis, What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a Bunion (Hallux Valgus) and Big Toe Arthritis (Hallux Limitus)? It is not at all unusual for patients to confuse bunions and big toe arthritis because both these conditions can cause pain and a bump and enlargement at the big toe joint. But they are actually very different conditions. While you can delay bunion treatment until read more »

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9 Tips to Help Find the Best Podiatrist for Your Foot Care

9 Tips to Help Find the Best Podiatrist for Your Foot Care

Nobody plans to become a podiatric patient. Nevertheless, most readers of this material are likely to achieve that status. That’s because, at some point during their lifetime, 75% of the US population will experience a significant foot health problem. And a podiatric physician is by far the best resource for resolution of significant foot problems. What’s a podiatrist? A podiatrist read more »

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