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Foot Problems

Treating The Complex Comminuted Foot Fracture

When you picture a broken bone, you likely imagine it snapping in one spot, which leaves a fracture between two bone segments. This makes sense, because this standard fracture is the most common type of break pattern, but it’s not the only way that a

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Feet

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Visit With Dr. McDonald

When it comes to getting medical care, we all want the same thing – efficiency. We want to fully and completely treat our underlying issue quickly and with as few appointments as possible, which in turn saves us time and money. However, even if you

Heel Pain

Why It’s So Important To Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition categorized by inflammation and microtearing of the thick band of tissue on the underside of your foot that connects your heel to your toes. As we’ve talked about on the blog in the past, plantar fasciitis discomfort tends to be

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Bunions

5 Ways To Manage Bunion Pain Without Surgery

A bunion develops when your big toe joint ends up shifting out of its natural alignment, leading to an outward tilt of your big toe towards the other toes and the formation of a bony prominence on the side of the base of your big

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Ankle Sprain

The Difference Between Inversion And Eversion Ankle Sprains

Your ankle is an incredibly stable joint, which is very helpful considering it is tasked with helping to support your body weight and maintain your balance as you stand, walk and run. However, the joint is not impervious to injury, and if it is overloaded

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Feet

Treating Hairline Fractures In Your Foot

Although they are relatively small in size, a hairline fracture can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Moreover, without adequate treatment, these symptoms could linger or worsen. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at why hairline fractures develop and how your foot

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Ankle Arthritis

Surgical Options For Severe Cases Of Foot Arthritis

Arthritis involves inflammation in one or more of your joints as a result of the loss of protective cartilage that helps to keep bones from rubbing against one another. Each foot has 28 bones and more than 30 joints, so your feet can be a

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Feet

What To Know About Foot Tendon Transfers

Your foot is composed of 26 bones, 33 joints and a host of soft tissues in the form of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Every structure plays a key role in shaping and supporting your foot, and if one part can’t do its job effectively, it

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Foot Problems

5 Toe Conditions That Can Lead To Discomfort When Wearing Shoes

We throw on a pair of shoes every time we lead the house, but if you are dealing with a new or chronic toe condition, slipping your foot into a pair of shoes can be pretty uncomfortable. But what could be causing this new discomfort,

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Foot Problems

6 Tips for Preventing Foot And Ankle Injuries During Winter Athletics

Winter in the northeast can be cold and unyielding, but that doesn’t stop many people from throwing on their winter gear and partaking in some athletics made possible by the seasonal elements. Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are just a few of the more popular

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Feet

Effective Treatment Options For Peroneal Tendonitis

Your peroneal tendons are located on the outside of your ankle just behind your fibula. These tendons provide essential stabilization to your foot, working hard to aid in certain foot movements and prevent ankle sprains. If these tendons become irritated, they can inflame, leading to

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Foot Problems

Preventing Common Foot Injuries Caused By Cold Weather

The cold weather is here to stay for a few months, and while that brings with it the opportunity for some fun seasonal activities, the winter weather can also be harsh on our feet. We don’t want you to spend your holidays in a walking