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How to Treat Stubborn Toenail Fungus, 5 tips from a Real Expert

How to Treat Stubborn Toenail Fungus, 5 tips from a Real Expert

What’s worse than unwelcomed guests? Rowdy unwelcomed guests that refuse to leave! That’s the frustration that most people feel once toenail fungus has infected their foot. Toenail fungus can affect the skin and nails of your feet and has a reputation for stubbornly sticking around. It can persist for decades if not managed appropriately. The following recommendations are ways in read more »

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“I Got A New Foot For My Birthday”: One Dancer’s Experience with a Bunionectomy and UFAI (video)

“I Got A New Foot For My Birthday”: One Dancer’s Experience with a Bunionectomy and UFAI (video)

When Jaime Dwight’s husband Steve complained of foot pain, she knew just what to do. “We thought it was a neuroma,” she said. Without wasting any time, she loaded him up into the car, and together they took the four hour drive down to the University Foot and Ankle Institute. It was a long stretch of road, but they knew read more »

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Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

“(My toe) is numb right now, but it hurts.” Way back in 1998, Deion Sanders, a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys, was riding high, as in the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Then he suffered what seemed to be a fairly innocuous injury to his left big toe. But it ended up described as a “rare and unusual read more »

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How to Choose Shoes That Won’t Make Your Bunions Mad (Even High Heels)!

How to Choose Shoes That Won’t Make Your Bunions Mad (Even High Heels)!

For centuries people have been wearing shoes for comfort and protection – and quite often they’ve been not so comfortable. High heels, we’re talking about you!   Women have willingly traded pain for glamour by choosing to wear high heels. The glamour: You become taller and your legs look longer and more graceful. The pain: You are 10 times more likely read more »

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Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Tear Repair: why this is the best option.

Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Tear Repair: why this is the best option.

Minimally invasive techniques in foot and ankle surgery have gained popularity over the years. Although many times an open incision system is best, in the case of Achilles tendon tears, the best option truly is a minimally invasive system. The purpose of this article is to give greater detail to why a minimally invasive technique is best in our eyes. read more »

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9 Tips From Top Foot Doctors on Getting the Most Out of Custom Orthotics

9 Tips From Top Foot Doctors on Getting the Most Out of Custom Orthotics

Imagine walking on the shore of a beautiful beach, warm water lapping at your feet, as the sand cradles your foot with each step. Nice! How about the image of stepping into a shallow basin of warm, freshly puffed marshmallow fluff…okay, maybe too sticky. Here it is. Imagine the sweet breath of 1,000 angels, gently lifting your feet off the read more »

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Expert Insights On Treatment Options For Cystic Lesions Of The Talus

Expert Insights On Treatment Options For Cystic Lesions Of The Talus

As published in Podiatry Today: An osteochondral lesion is an injury or fracture to the chondral surface or underlying subchondral bone. These lesions occur in the talus and are generally secondary to single or multiple traumatic events. Traumatic events can cause multiple mechanisms of injury including shearing, fracture, avulsion and compaction. These injuries can result in varying degrees of partial read more »

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Overpronation: What Is It and How Can You Correct It?

Overpronation: What Is It and How Can You Correct It?

The shape of the human foot and its mechanics are designed to minimize the stress of walking or running. When your foot pushes off, it propels you forward by rolling outward, or supinating. When it strikes the ground again, it absorbs the shock of impact by rolling inward, or pronating. This process is normal and healthy. In fact, it’s crucial read more »

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Lumps, Bumps and Cysts of the Foot: Plantar Fibromas, Ganglion Cysts and more, oh my!

Lumps, Bumps and Cysts of the Foot: Plantar Fibromas, Ganglion Cysts and more, oh my!

Have you recently noticed a lump on of the bottom of your foot?  Or is it just some swelling due to bumping your foot?  I have had a surprising number of patients lately suffering from cysts and fibromas so I wanted to share some information with you that I hope is helpful. If you have a lump or unexplained swelling, it’s read more »

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