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Mortons Neuroma: New Treatments

In 1876, Morton described a painful condition of a nerve between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones in the foot.  Mortons Neuroma is not a true neuroma as the name implies, and terminology such as neuritis or neuralgia may be more accurate.  Neuroma’s more commonly occur in the fourth plantar interdigital nerve (3rd interspace) where this nerve tends to be read more »

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Bunion Surgery: What To Know Beforehand

Bunion Surgery: What To Know Beforehand

Bunion Surgery Advice from the California Podiatrists at University Foot and Ankle Institute Bunion surgery, also known as hallux valgus surgery is one of the most common presenting foot and ankle problems.  It is so common that almost every foot and ankle surgeon, both orthopedic and podiatric, perform bunion surgery on a routine basis.  As with every other field, there read more »

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Platelet Rich Plasma, Regenerative Medicine for the Foot and Ankle

Platelet Rich Plasma, Regenerative Medicine for the Foot and Ankle

The Basic Science of Platelet Rich Plasma Platelets are basic cells in our bodies that produce special proteins called growth factors.  These growth factors are responsible for healing damage to tissues and wounds and clotting.  When there is an injury to part of the body the platelets will rush to the area of injury to begin the healing process.  This read more »

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Chronic Ankle Instability and Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic Ankle Instability and Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

Essential Insights and Treatment Options Ankle sprains represent the most common presenting orthopedic problem to emergency rooms.  Furthermore, since a sprained ankle is so common, it is often mistreated or treated at home without proper care resulting in chronic ankle instability and associated secondary ankle problems. Common Presenting Findings of Chronic Ankle Instability: Looseness with giving way or giving out read more »

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Our Laser Can Cure Your Toenail Fungus but How Do You Prevent Reinfection?

Our Laser Can Cure Your Toenail Fungus but How Do You Prevent Reinfection?

Improving Fungal Nail Laser Treatments. One of the newest treatments for toenail fungus is the anti-fungal laser.  The treatment is conducted in a doctor’s office with no local anesthetic. It requires about a year for the new nail to grow out.The treatment is designed to clear the nail after session, but most doctors recommend 1 treatment with a possible touch up procedure read more »

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Advancement in Great Toe Arthritis, Hallux Limitus and Hallux Rigidus

Advancement in Great Toe Arthritis, Hallux Limitus and Hallux Rigidus

Advancement in Treating Hallux Limitus/Rigidus & Arthritis of the Great Toe Joint There has been a great deal of advancement in the treatment of great toe arthritis also known as hallux limitus or hallux ridigus.  The terms commonly used are referring to the latin for limited to no motion which is the main complaint that patients will have when they read more »

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