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Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

You’re a grown adult. You’ve been buying your own shoes since you were a teenager. You know what fits you and what doesn’t. Right? Let us guess. The shoes you’re wearing right now? You’ve had those for a few years. More than a few. They’ve served you well, they’re comfortable, and that’s all that matters. Right…? Actually, you might want read more »

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I Just Had Bunion Surgery….Now What?

I Just Had Bunion Surgery….Now What?

Congratulations, you have successfully undergone surgery to correct your bunion, now what? While it is important to remember that every surgery is unique and your post-operative instructions and recovery should be discussed with your surgeon, below are some tips to help on your road to recovery.

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FDA Warns of Serious Risks from Antibiotics to Tendons, Muscle & Joints

FDA Warns of Serious Risks from Antibiotics to Tendons, Muscle & Joints

The Food and Drug Administration has recently issued a warning to patients and medical professionals concerning a class of antibiotic drugs called fluoroquinolone, commonly prescribed as Cipro or Levaquin. Fluoroquinolone comes in pills and capsules and also has an injectable form. This class of drugs also includes the less commonly prescribed Avelox and the generic forms levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and ciprofloxacin. read more »

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What are the Best Running Shoes for my Flat Feet?

What are the Best Running Shoes for my Flat Feet?

We at University Foot and Ankle Institute are often asked for suggestions on the best running shoes. Our latest question came from a runner in Pennsylvania who asked: I have flat feet and under-pronation. I run an average of 30 miles per week. What running shoes would you suggest? Hi, good question, thanks for this one. I’d be happy to read more »

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Athlete’s Foot….OR DIDN’T!

Everything You Wanted to Know about Athlete’s Foot….OR DIDN’T!

Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a very common fungal skin infection of the skin that affects the web spaces between the toes and soles of the feet. Fungal infections can be contagious as they are passed from one person to the next, especially in public areas where people go barefoot. This infection is commonly spread on contaminated floors of read more »

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Foot Care Tips for Marathon Runners for our Running Podiatrists

Foot Care Tips for Marathon Runners for our Running Podiatrists

Treating “Marathon Feet” A groggy good morning to you, Champ! It’s 4am the “morning” after your first marathon, and your feet are screaming bloody murder. You’ve been running long-distances for years and followed all your doctor’s instructions. What gives? Although you earned a good night’s sleep, if you’re suffering from a common post-marathon condition, then your feet may be keeping read more »

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How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

Working hard and playing harder are rewarding components all athletes seek at any level of competition. When there is inability to play because of an injury, all that hard work feels like it’s going down the drain. The mental fortitude to carry-on during this time of recovery is difficult for the majority of athletes. Clinical depression often follows a significant read more »

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Pickleball Anyone? Preventing Pickleball Injuries

Pickleball Anyone? Preventing Pickleball Injuries

Racquet & court sports prove to be tough on the foot and ankle. The podiatrists at University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) commonly treat foot and ankle injuries from lovers of racquet sports, ranging from weekend warriors to the professional athlete. UFAI has sponsored the Women’s All American Tennis Championships in Los Angeles for multiple years and is the preferred read more »

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The Verdict is In: High Heels Put Your Feet at Risk

The Verdict is In: High Heels Put Your Feet at Risk

In another classic case of science-proving-stuff-that-you-knew-all-along, a medical research team out of South Korea found that in the long-term, wearing high heels can put your feet at risk of injury. What woman can resist a stunning pair of heels? Not many of us, apparently: almost 8 in 10 women say they wear them pretty much every day, even though they read more »

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Foot Injuries in Kids: What to look for

Foot Injuries in Kids: What to look for

With the kickoff of another school year, kids hurry back to school in their shiny new clothes and shoes.  Excited to be social again after a long summer with the family, kids are quickly hit with the reality of homework and listening and studying and exams.  The bounce in their step sometimes turns into dragging feet.  Sometimes there are other read more »

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What you need to know before booking your next pedicure!

What you need to know before booking your next pedicure!

Spas and foot salons have always been a popular way to relax and pamper one’s self (and one’s feet!)  However, pedicures and shared footbaths can potentially lead to unwanted toe conditions such as infections and ingrown toenails.  You can avoid potential health risks and the possibility of dealing with unnecessary problems by following a few simple safety tips. Before booking read more »

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Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

At UFAI, we know an ankle sprain when we see one. Ankle sprains account for about 3 out of every 4 ankle injuries, and on any given day, about 30,000 Americans will sprain their ankle! What happens when you sprain your ankle, exactly? A sprain is a tear in the ligamentous and/or muscular tissue that you use to keep yourself read more »

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There’s nothing you can do for a broken toe…Or is there?

There’s nothing you can do for a broken toe…Or is there?

How many times have you heard the statement:  “There’s nothing you can do for a broken toe”?  It’s a faulty assertion that deserves some professional clarification. A common injury that affects many of us at some time or another is a broken toe.  They seem to happen most often around the home, walking barefoot, with a stubbing injury (#badwords) against read more »

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