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I Just Had Bunion Surgery….Now What?

I Just Had Bunion Surgery….Now What?

Congratulations, you have successfully undergone surgery to correct your bunion, now what? While it is important to remember that every surgery is unique and your post-operative instructions and recovery should be discussed with your surgeon, below are some tips to help on your road to recovery.

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FDA Warns of Serious Risks from Antibiotics to Tendons, Muscle & Joints

FDA Warns of Serious Risks from Antibiotics to Tendons, Muscle & Joints

The Food and Drug Administration has recently issued a warning to patients and medical professionals concerning a class of antibiotic drugs called fluoroquinolone, commonly prescribed as Cipro or Levaquin. Fluoroquinolone comes in pills and capsules and also has an injectable form. This class of drugs also includes the less commonly prescribed Avelox and the generic forms levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and ciprofloxacin. read more »

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What are the Best Running Shoes for my Flat Feet?

What are the Best Running Shoes for my Flat Feet?

We at University Foot and Ankle Institute are often asked for suggestions on the best running shoes. Our latest question came from a runner in Pennsylvania who asked: I have flat feet and under-pronation. I run an average of 30 miles per week. What running shoes would you suggest? Hi, good question, thanks for this one. I’d be happy to read more »

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Harriet Tubman’s Strong Will (and remarkable feet) Finally Honored for Saving Many from Slavery, Helping Win Civil War & Voting Rights

Harriet Tubman’s Strong Will (and remarkable feet) Finally Honored for Saving Many from Slavery, Helping Win Civil War & Voting Rights

Harriet Tubman, a great American leader and freedom fighter will be honored on the new US twenty dollar bill, booting former president Andrew Jackson, a slave owner with a controversial legacy, to the back. We can’t help but appreciate how far her now famous feet took her, helping her to escape slavery and lead hundreds of other slaves to freedom read more »

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STOP walking barefoot and your feet will love you! Kim Kardashian, you listening?

STOP walking barefoot and your feet will love you! Kim Kardashian, you listening?

The feeling of sand between your toes, soft grass while walking barefoot barefeet, or even a warm pool deck can garner feelings of summer, vacation, or foot freedom that you feel you miss while your pals are holed-up in your shoe of choice during a busy working day. So what’s wrong with giving your feet a little taste of the read more »

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5 Signs your Ankle Sprain Might be a Fracture

5 Signs your Ankle Sprain Might be a Fracture

If you have ever played basketball, tennis, volleyball, or even walked on an uneven sidewalk, you may have been a victim of an ankle sprain.  With almost every sprain there is an ominous “pop” or significant bruising. For the 25,000 people who suffer from an ankle sprain each day in the United States alone, it is possible that the popping sound read more »

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