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Feet

How To Treat Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a fairly common issue that develops in the foot and ankle complex. Caught early enough, the condition tends to respond well to conservative care, but more advanced stages may require surgery to provide the best recovery outlook. In today’s

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Foot Problems

Heel Pain And Fat Pad Atrophy Treatment

The fat pad on the underside of your heel helps your foot disperse the weight of your body as you walk in order to protect the bones and soft tissues in the area. However, like many structures in our body, this fat pad can slowly

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Patient Stories

What Patients Are Saying About Their Experience With Dr. McDonald

Few things carry as much weight as a testimonial from a customer or patient. For the good or the bad, the words of someone who has had first-hand experience with a provider can make a huge impact in whether or not others trust that company

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Foot Problems

How Can I Tell If I Have Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that can make every step uncomfortable, but with 26 bones and a variety of ligaments and tendons in the foot, how can you tell if plantar fasciitis is the underlying culprit or if you are dealing with a

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Foot Surgery

Will My Foot Fracture Need Surgery?

There are 26 bones in each foot, and if one or more of these bones is overloaded with repetitive or acute stress, it can result in a fracture. A foot fracture can make each step uncomfortable and make getting around a challenge, but oftentimes a

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Foot Problems

How To Tell If Your Foot Injury Is Serious

Our feet handle an immense amount of stress each day, so it’s not uncommon for them to experience some discomfort or even some pain at the end of the day or if they are exposed to acute trauma. And while nobody wants a foot injury

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Foot Problems

Treating Stress Fractures Of The Heel

Our feet handle a lot of pressure with every step we take, and all of this stress can take its toll on our feet over time. Depending on your footstrike pattern, much of the stress of your body weight may be loaded onto your heel

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Ankle Sprain

These Foot Problems Can Develop If You Ignore An Ankle Sprain

Thousands of people sprain their ankle each and every day, and these sprains can range in severity from relatively minor to incredibly significant. No matter where your sprain falls on that spectrum, it’s imperative that you proactively treat your injury so that issues don’t linger.

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Ankle Sprain

4 Common Foot And Ankle Injuries Among Basketball Players

March Madness is underway, and that means the eyes of the nation are focused on basketball for the next few weeks. Although basketball doesn’t involve as much physical contact as a sport like football, it is one of the most common sports for foot and

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Ankle Arthritis

How To Stave Off Foot Arthritis

Arthritis is a degenerative condition that can’t be reversed once it develops, and although treatment can help to mitigate symptoms and make the issue more comfortable, it’s certainly something that you want to work to prevent instead of treat. This is especially true when it

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Bunions

How To Prevent Bunions From Returning After Surgery

Bunion correction surgery can help to reshape the big toe joint and alleviate symptoms caused by a moderate to severe bunion formation, but if you don’t change some of the habits that led to bunion onset in the first place, it’s possible that your bunion

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Foot Surgery

How A Foot Tendon Transfer Is Performed

Your tendons are the powerhouse of your body, as they connect muscle to bone and are essential in the movement process once they receive a signal from nearby nerves. However, if the tendon or signaling nerves are damaged, movement can become painful or inhibited. When