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How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Arthritis

How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis that is so severe that it impacts your ability to work, you may be eligible to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees disability programs that offer monthly benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of medical conditions. To qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, you must read more »

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Flatfoot Reconstruction Is Best Option For Patients Of Any Age [New Study]

Flatfoot Reconstruction Is Best Option For Patients Of Any Age [New Study]

Look at the feet of a baby. We all begin life with tiny little Barney Rubble feet. Unfortunately, some of us revert to that condition as time and/or trauma affect our feet and make walking difficult. What is adult acquired flatfoot deformity? The feet of infants and toddlers start off flat as a board with no discernible bend in the read more »

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University Foot and Ankle Institute Doctors Named to LA Magazine’s Top Doctors List

University Foot and Ankle Institute Doctors Named to LA Magazine’s Top Doctors List

We don’t like to brag, but… Okay, LA, if you insist! LA Magazine recently released the first edition of their Top Doctors list, and can you guess which group has been awarded the most bragging rights? It’s UFAI! That’s right. The University Foot and Ankle Institute is the only foot and ankle medical group that can claim not one, but read more »

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Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare-ups with These 4 Tips

Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare-ups with These 4 Tips

In a musty old brick warehouse in the industrial side of town, Raquel yanks her wrist guards over her hands and straps her helmet under her chin. She bends over to lace up her skates, anxiously chomping on the corners of her mouth guard. “Roller derby is a full-contact sport. We wear our protective gear when we’re on skates, and read more »

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Happy National Foot Awareness Month! Here’re 12 Tips for Healthy Feet All Year Round

Happy National Foot Awareness Month! Here’re 12 Tips for Healthy Feet All Year Round

Absent bright-colored ribbons and clever marketing schemes, the lowly foot rarely gets the national attention that it so clearly deserves. As monthly races, runs, dashes, and 5ks come and go, championing this cause or that campaign, a sense of irony befalls the humble appendage. Nonetheless, Feet, you march on: carrying your owners through another finish line without complaint. Scratch that. read more »

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Hip or Knee Pain? Why You Need to See a Podiatrist.

Hip or Knee Pain? Why You Need to See a Podiatrist.

Ever play Jenga? Jenga is the delightful party game that pits your patience and daring against the structural integrity of dozens of wooden bricks, stacked into a tower. The players take turns removing bricks from below and balancing them on the top. As the tower loses its foundational supports, the top begins to wobble. Eventually, gravity wins out, and the read more »

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Our Experts 15 Do’s and Don’ts for Optimal Diabetic Foot Care

Our Experts 15 Do’s and Don’ts for Optimal Diabetic Foot Care

How do you tend to your feet? If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you know that your entire relationship to your body changes. Watching your diet, taking medication, and monitoring your blood sugar – these healthy habits should become a part of your new routine. It’s time to practice optimal diabetic foot care. With diabetes you need to pay special read more »

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Stay Strong and Able With These Advanced Chronic Ankle Instability Treatments

Stay Strong and Able With These Advanced Chronic Ankle Instability Treatments

An ankle sprain has been reported to be the most common athletic injury in the United States. A vast majority of ankle sprains involve the lateral ankle ligaments. In the acute setting, ankle sprains are treated with rest, ice, compression, and immobilization. As symptoms resolve, patients continue treatment through physical therapy and gradual return to activity. A majority of these read more »

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Aging Feet, It’s All About Keeping One Foot Out of the Grave and the Other Off Banana Peels!

Aging Feet, It’s All About Keeping One Foot Out of the Grave and the Other Off Banana Peels!

First, a little background on how awesome our feet are, keeping us upright and moving, year after year. The human foot is an amazing example of physiological design. It contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These components work together to support the body’s weight, serve as shock absorbers, maintain our balance, and read more »

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