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Hip or Knee Pain? Why You Need to See a Podiatrist.

Hip or Knee Pain? Why You Need to See a Podiatrist.

Ever play Jenga? Jenga is the delightful party game that pits your patience and daring against the structural integrity of dozens of wooden bricks, stacked into a tower. The players take turns removing bricks from below and balancing them on the top. As the tower loses its foundational supports, the top begins to wobble. Eventually, gravity wins out, and the read more »

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Our Experts 15 Do’s and Don’ts for Optimal Diabetic Foot Care

Our Experts 15 Do’s and Don’ts for Optimal Diabetic Foot Care

How do you tend to your feet? If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you know that your entire relationship to your body changes. Watching your diet, taking medication, and monitoring your blood sugar – these healthy habits should become a part of your new routine. It’s time to practice optimal diabetic foot care. With diabetes you need to pay special read more »

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Stay Strong and Able With These Advanced Chronic Ankle Instability Treatments

Stay Strong and Able With These Advanced Chronic Ankle Instability Treatments

An ankle sprain has been reported to be the most common athletic injury in the United States. A vast majority of ankle sprains involve the lateral ankle ligaments. In the acute setting, ankle sprains are treated with rest, ice, compression, and immobilization. As symptoms resolve, patients continue treatment through physical therapy and gradual return to activity. A majority of these read more »

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Aging Feet, It’s All About Keeping One Foot Out of the Grave and the Other Off Banana Peels!

Aging Feet, It’s All About Keeping One Foot Out of the Grave and the Other Off Banana Peels!

First, a little background on how awesome our feet are, keeping us upright and moving, year after year. The human foot is an amazing example of physiological design. It contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These components work together to support the body’s weight, serve as shock absorbers, maintain our balance, and read more »

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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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