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Best Los Angeles Ankle Surgeons Treat Ankle Arthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

Best Los Angeles Ankle Surgeons Treat Ankle Arthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

Best Los Angeles Ankle Surgeons use Stem Cell Treatment for Ankle Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease and affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive cartilage degeneration with functional loss of motion at a joint. Although osteoarthritis can affect any joint, it most often will affect the weightbearing joints read more »

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Revolutionary use of Platelet Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis

Revolutionary use of Platelet Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis

Platelet Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition of the heel. It is the most common diagnosed cause of heel pain. It will affect about 1 million people each year. Los Angeles Foot Surgeons have been using platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy as a means of heel pain treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis for the last 3 read more »

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Sesamoiditis and Sesamoid Fractures Treatment Options

Sesamoiditis and Sesamoid Fractures Treatment Options

Big Toe Pain: Sesamoid Pathology The sesamoids are two small round or oval bones situated in the thick soft tissue ligamentous plantar plate under the first metatarsaophalangeal (big toe) joint and provide attachments for multiple important ligaments and muscle-tendinous units that provide critical stability, strength, and function to the big toe during ambulation and propulsion. They fully ossify by the read more »

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Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT, was initially used in the treatment of urinary, kidney, and salivary stones.  ESWT has been used since the late 1980s for the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders, including: plantar fasciosis/ plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinosis/ Achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis stress fractures fresh fractures of bones delayed read more »

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Topaz Procedure for Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Topaz Procedure for Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Radio Frequency Topaz Microdebrider for Chronic Heel Pain Heel pain is a common presenting complaint causing patients to seek a foot and ankle surgeon or doctor.  One of the most common etiologies of heel pain is mechanical or repetitive overuse injury causing inflammation of the plantar fascia, termed Plantar Fasciitis. Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis Pain and stiffness in heel (can be read more »

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Bunion Surgery Options and Advancements

Bunion Surgery Options and Advancements

What is a Bunion? Bunions come in all shapes and sizes.  They are largely genetic resulting from a looseness of the great to and midfoot joints resulting in a shift of the bone and bunion formation.  Although genetics are the primary cause, shoes and other factors can accelerate and worsen bunion problems. Conservative management: Well-fitting, supportive shoes Custom functional orthotics, read more »

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Treatments for Achilles Tendon Tears and Ruptures

Treatments for Achilles Tendon Tears and Ruptures

Achilles Tendon Problems? Treatment Options are Available! The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body.  It is crucial in transmitting forces responsible for walking, running and various other activities.  An injury or tear within the Achilles tendon can cause substantial pain and limitation due to its importance in these daily activities. Anatomy: The Achilles tendon read more »

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Advances in Achilles Tendon Tear Repair

Advances in Achilles Tendon Tear Repair

Advancement in Achilles Tendon Tear and Achilles Rupture Care The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body but it is also the one that is most commonly injured.  In this article we discuss the anatomy of the Achilles tendon as well as give an overview on Achilles tendon ruptures. Achilles Tendon Anatomy The Achilles tendon is approximately 15 read more »

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