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President Obama Faces Agony of the Feet

President Obama Faces Agony of the Feet

As it turns out many of our patients have something in common with the President of the United States: plantar fasciitis , a painful heel condition commonly found with active people. An avid basketball player, Obama is a prime candidate for plantar fasciitis. Though pre-existing conditions such as flat feet or high arches can increase your risk of developing plantar read more »

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What Are The Best Running Shoes For Your Type of Feet?

What Are The Best Running Shoes For Your Type of Feet?

Over the past few years there has been a trend in the running world toward minimalistic shoes. A minimalistic shoe is defined as a shoe that allows the foot to function as close to its natural state as possible. They are generally manufactured with less cushioning and support – overall much less material than standard running shoes. There are two read more »

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Growth Plate Injuries: Sever’s Disease and Fractures

Growth Plate Injuries: Sever’s Disease and Fractures

Growth plates are present in the bones of every growing child. Growth plates are areas of developing cartilage near the ends of bones. Once the growth of the bone is complete, the growth plates close and are replaced with solid bone. Because growth plates are the weakest area in a growing skeleton, they are vulnerable to injury. Repetitive stress is read more »

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UFAI Walks to Cure Arthritis

UFAI Walks to Cure Arthritis

THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all of those who participated in the Walk to Cure Arthritis – Santa Barbara as donor, fundraiser, volunteer and/or walker! The Walk might be over, but the battle against arthritis pain and disability continues: in honor of National Arthritis Awareness Month, Santa Barbara is still raising funds! Throughout the month of May, please continue to read more »

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Five essential and easy diabetic foot care tips

Five essential and easy diabetic foot care tips

Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans and 8.3% of the American population and growing yearly. Diabetes can affect your feet in several ways.The following are five several suggestions to keep your feet healthy: Monitor your sugars and getting your feet checked regularly It is critically important to monitor your blood sugar daily and through regular lab tests with your doctor. Sugars read more »

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis: What Works, What Does Not!

Treating Plantar Fasciitis: What Works, What Does Not!

Plantar Fascitis is a problem related to chronic heel pain. The pain is usually first steps in the morning or after a period of rest and decreases after a few minutes of walking. The pain is in the heel region and is a dull aching. We are experts at treating achilles heel spur pain. Patients will present with the following read more »

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Diabetic Foot Wounds

Diabetic Foot Wounds

Diabetic Foot Wounds as Discussed by Podiatrist Dr. Sydney K. Yau, DPM In the United States, diabetes affects approximately 25.8 million people and up to 25% of those people develop a foot ulcer during their lifetime.  Diabetic wounds that are left  untreated may lead to an amputation.  In fact, one in five people with a diabetic ulcer may eventually require an read more »

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Kobe and Curry: Podiatrist Weigh In on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Kobe and Curry: Podiatrist Weigh In on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Kobe Continues to Recuperate, Curry Expected to Start After making three appearances in practice, five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant is not expected to start against the Golden State Warriors tonight. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard is still adjusting to his Achilles injury. Though Bryant was medically cleared to play just a few days ago, he is still not 100 read more »

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