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Have Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? It Could Be Morton’s Neuroma

Have Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? It Could Be Morton’s Neuroma

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If you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot, like you’re constantly standing on a sharp-edged pebble, it’s likely that you’ve developed Morton’s neuroma. What is Morton’s neuroma? A neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) growth of inflamed tissue in and around a nerve. A Morton’s neuroma is usually located between your third and fourth metatarsal bones. (The metatarsals read more »

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7 Causes of Inner Ankle Pain Revealed!

7 Causes of Inner Ankle Pain Revealed!

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Your ankle is an amazing example of anatomical ingenuity. It performs as a three-dimensional hinge. It twists and bends in multiple directions, often simultaneously. In addition to being flexible, your ankle has to be both strong and stable. It bears 150% of your weight when you walk. That load goes up to 800% of your weight when you run. And read more »

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MinVasive Bunionectomy™: The Ideal Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

MinVasive Bunionectomy™: The Ideal Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

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Bunion surgery can be a troubling and difficult procedure for some patients. It can also be a very smooth, easy and highly successful procedure for others. The question is how can we make each bunion surgery be the best possible procedure for all patients? Which bunion surgery is right for me? At University Foot and Ankle Institute, our foot and read more »

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UFAI in SportingNews: Kevin Durant may never be the same again (Achilles specialist says)

UFAI in SportingNews: Kevin Durant may never be the same again (Achilles specialist says)

Should Kevin Durant have been playing in last week’s championship game? What will his recovery be like and will he ever get back to 100%? In the wake of Durant’s devastating Achilles tendon injury last week, our experts were asked by several national media outlets to weigh-in on these questions and more… Should Kevin Durant have been playing in game read more »

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Getting in Shape for Summer? What Your Feet and Ankles Want You to Know!

Getting in Shape for Summer? What Your Feet and Ankles Want You to Know!

It seems to be that time of year when people are becoming more active and working hard to get in shape for the summer season. We have seen a recent increase in stress and overuse injuries over the last month or so, likely attributed to this increase in exercise and activity. While we applaud the motivation to live a healthy read more »

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Might Surgically Implanted Metal Screws and Pins Become a Thing of the Past? YES!

Might Surgically Implanted Metal Screws and Pins Become a Thing of the Past? YES!

Surgical correction of foot problems, like hammertoes and bunions, often requires using internal fixation devices like screws, pins, wires, rods, and rigid plates. Until recently, this hardware was made of metal alloys or stainless steel. In recent years, however, titanium became most surgeons’ metal of choice due to its high strength, versatility, and ability to resist corrosion. Are there side read more »

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