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Youth Baseball and Heel Pain: Should Kids Play with Pain?

Youth Baseball and Heel Pain: Should Kids Play with Pain?

Spring has finally sprung and now there’s another baseball season that is about to begin. Travel leagues are continuing, while spring little league is beginning. Some of our children are playing both and that can lead to problems due to overuse that, as we know from our childhood, can contribute to injuries. In our practice we are already noticing children read more »

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A Hole in the Sole: Foot Puncture Wound Treatment Hints

A Hole in the Sole: Foot Puncture Wound Treatment Hints

You’re clowning around barefoot outdoors, when a stinging pain in your sole lets you know you’ve stepped on something sharp. And not just something, a nail! Or a screw! A screw is in your FOOT. It’s IN YOUR FOOT! Now what? You’ve got a particularly nasty, but quite common, foot puncture wound. A foot puncture wound is not like a normal read more »

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What Your Feet Want You to Know about Playing Tennis

What Your Feet Want You to Know about Playing Tennis

Hey tennis star, it’s us, your feet! We love hitting the tennis court with you, and it’s a relatively safe way to stay in shape, whether you’re a young whippersnapper or an old soul. Of course, no physical activity is without its risks. The constant lateral motion and quick stops and starts across the court can put a lot of read more »

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Lakers Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young Out With Peroneal Tendon Strain

Lakers Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young Out With Peroneal Tendon Strain

­It might just be a defensive gesture from the offensive shooting whiz, but the Los Angeles Lakers star Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young is exploring treatment for a left ankle peroneal strain. This is bad news for the already injury depleted Lakers team. Don’t forget, Kobe is already lost for the rest of the season. And so is their number one read more »

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10 Top Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

10 Top Tips For Proper Diabetic Foot Care

Life for people living with diabetes takes more conscientious decision making than for the lucky folks who aren’t. Pricks, tests, levels, diet, exercise; everything requires care and consideration for health and happiness’ sake. So it is with foot care. As foot and ankle care specialists, we hope that this list of ten things to be aware of can be a read more »

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Training for a Marathon? 4 ways to stop screwing up your feet

Training for a Marathon? 4 ways to stop screwing up your feet

  Most long distance runners can agree that they are at the mercy of their feet.  You can mentally and physically prepare yourself for a marathon, but ignore your feet and you may find yourself sidelined at the next race.  While some foot-related injuries are bio-mechanical (and that’s just the way we were made), others may be the result of read more »

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Gout Explained: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Gout Explained: Symptoms & Treatment Options

What is Gout? Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when crystals of uric acid deposit into a joint. The presence of these crystals causes severe joint inflammation and it can be extremely painful. The crystals can deposit into any joint and attacks commonly occur in the big toe joint. Patients are often genetically predisposed to gout. Certain medications read more »

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