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Can Pediatric Flat Feet Be Fixed?

Can Pediatric Flat Feet Be Fixed?

The field of podiatric medicine is not renowned for an abundance of conflict. There is a great deal of podiatric progress, of course, as new procedures, materials, and techniques are discovered, developed, and incorporated into the leading podiatric practices. But significant disputes over substantial matters are relatively rare among podiatrists. This article concerns what may be the most significant conflict in read more »

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15 Summer Foot Care Tips to Put Your Best Feet Forward

15 Summer Foot Care Tips to Put Your Best Feet Forward

It’s summertime in the age of COVID-19 and confusion is rampant. As an example, take going to the beach. A trip to the shore used to be a simple and joyous event. Simple? No longer. Joyous? Perhaps. Many beaches are completely closed. Some beaches are open, but their parking lots are closed. Some beaches are open, and their parking lots are accessible, read more »

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New Non-Surgical Treatment for Ball of Foot Pain, Now at UFAI

New Non-Surgical Treatment for Ball of Foot Pain, Now at UFAI

Ball of Foot Pain is No Joke One of the most frequent complaints we hear from new patients is painful pressure points located on the weight-bearing surface at the ball of their forefoot. These pressure lesions can be caused by one or more of the following conditions: an abnormally positioned bone, toe deformities, or thinning of the fat pad cushioning read more »

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Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re an experienced runner or are new to running, it’s likely that sooner or later you will experience some form of injury. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Sports Rehabilitation, between 60 and 70 percent of runners suffer from at least one serious sports injury per year.  These sports injuries can range from stress fractures of the foot bones or tibia to read more »

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Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Some patients with more free time and fewer exercise options during the Covid-19 pandemic have been overzealous, at times, in adopting new exercise programs.Unfortunately, this has led to overuse injuries, which have become the painful downside of “quarantoning” (the new name for getting toned and working out for weight loss during quarantine). Calls began coming in during late March as read more »

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Let’s Talk Metatarsalgia and Capsulitis of the Second Toe

Let’s Talk Metatarsalgia and Capsulitis of the Second Toe

The hard and rigid parts of the human structure seem to get all the attention. Like skulls, rib cages, and spinal columns. But don’t get distracted by them because ligaments are the unsung heroes of our skeletal framework. Ligaments are strong resilient bands made from a very tough material called collagen. Ligaments attach bones to bones (as differentiated from tendons, read more »

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Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Every day in the US, 25,000 people sprain their ankle. Over the course of a year, 1 million Americans will visit the emergency room because of an ankle injury, with sprains and fractures being the most common complaint. Half these sprains are the result of athletic activity. Many of these sports-related injuries can be prevented simply by doing a few warm-up exercises before a read more »

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A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

As COVID-19 continues its global sweep, new information about this pandemic continues to be discovered. The symptoms commonly attributed to COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills (sometimes strong enough to cause shaking), muscle pain, headache, and a sore throat. But it’s becoming more and more apparent that many of those who are hosting the COVID-19 virus remain completely asymptomatic. And asymptomatic COVID-19 hosts can be read more »

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