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Feet

5 Tips For Buying Boots That Won’t Hurt Your Feet

Dr. McDonald can be seen wearing cowboy boots both on and off the clock, so he knows a few things about buying the right type of boots. Whether you’re looking for hiking boots, work boots, cowboy boots, rain boots or a stylish boot to wear

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Bunions

5 Common Myths About Bunion Surgery

Bunions are one of the leading causes of foot surgery due to the fact that once a bunion has developed, there’s really nothing you can do to manually shift the big toe joint back into its proper position. You can certainly pursue conservative treatment programs

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Ankle Sprain

Why Ankle Sprain Recovery Can Be So Challenging For Young Athletes

Being young has plenty of perks. Our bodies are developing and becoming stronger, and they also tend to heal faster than older bodies for a variety of reasons. While being young and athletic certainly offers some benefits when it comes to injury recovery, these factors

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Ankle Surgery

Ankle Fusion Or Ankle Replacement?

If you are dealing with significant ankle pain due to joint degeneration or arthritis onset, and you haven’t been able to effectively manage the condition with conservative treatments, a corrective procedure may be your best option. When surgically addressing degenerative ankle joints, surgeons oftentimes pursue

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Foot Problems

Torn Foot Tendons – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect bones with muscles, and their job is to help transfer the force created by muscle into the connected bone to aid in the movement of your joints. They are incredibly durable, but if they are overloaded in

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Ankle Surgery

Management Options For Osteochondral Lesions Of The Ankle

If your ankle is swollen, painful or you notice a clicking sound at times when walking, especially after suffering trauma to the area, there’s a possibility that you’re dealing with an osteochondral lesion. An osteochondral lesion occurs when you suffer damage to the protective cartilage

Ankle Sprain

6 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Ankle Sprains During Sports

If you step on another player’s foot after jumping to block a volleyball or you step in a small divot while chasing down a soccer ball, you may feel like there was nothing you could do to prevent an ankle sprain. While some injuries are

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Foot Problems

Treatment Options For Extensor Tendonitis

There are a number of different tendons in your feet and ankles, and they can inflame if they become overstressed or irritated. When a tendon or group of tendons becomes inflamed, it is known as tendonitis, and oftentimes it’s a rather mild condition that can

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Foot Problems

How To Treat Overlapping Toes

When the ligaments that support your toe joints are strong and flexible, your toes will point forward and be relatively flat. When these soft tissues become injured or can no longer support your toe joints, it’s not uncommon for your toes to begin shifting in

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Heel Pain

How To Prevent And Treat Painful Heel Spurs

Does your heel hurt with every step you take? Do you have chronic dull pain in your feet after standing for long periods of time? If you, you may be dealing with a common condition called heel spurs. Heel spurs involve the formation of a

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Ankle Sprain

5 Tips For Preventing Foot And Ankle Injuries During The Offseason

Foot and ankle injuries fell thousands of athletes every day, but not all of these injuries occur during the season. For some, an offseason ankle injury leads to midseason discomfort or even missed games due to the need for a surgical procedure. While these offseason

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Ankle Surgery

What Makes A Great Candidate For Total Ankle Replacement?

Total ankle replacement is a major undertaking, but for the right patient, it can significantly improve their quality of life. This begs the question, who is an ideal candidate for total ankle replacement surgery? In today’s blog, we take a closer look at the profile