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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

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Foot Problems

Treating Medial Plantar Nerve Entrapment

Your medial plantar nerve is a major sensory nerve that traverses the underside of your foot, and a number of symptoms can develop if the nerve becomes damaged or compressed. Due to its location and the amount of stress we put on our feet, it’s

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Bunions

The Benefits Of Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

If you develop a bunion that only continues to get worse despite conservative treatment, your foot specialist may recommend a surgical procedure. Oftentimes they’ll suggest a minimally invasive corrective procedure because it offers a number of benefits over the traditional open procedure. Below, we take

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Feet

Preventing And Treating Stress Fractures In Young Athletes

Stress fractures can affect athletes of all ages, but they tend to be more common in young athletes who put too much strain on their feet in a short period of time. This overstress injury can be difficult to treat because it typically requires rest

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Feet

What Is Equinus And How Is It Treated?

If ankle joint movement is limited or restricted, you are going to have a difficult time walking or moving in a normal manner. One type of foot condition that can lead to ankle flexibility problems is called equinus, and it occurs when a person struggles

Bunions

How Untreated Bunions Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

Bunions are an incredibly common foot condition, as millions of Americans are dealing with some degree of bunion formation. Because bunions are oftentimes caused or worsened by ill-fitting shoes, it’s not uncommon for athletes to develop bunions due to the fact that they may be

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Feet

Don’t Let A Neuroma Slow You Down

An interdigital neuroma, also known as a Morton’s neuroma, is a condition that involves inflammation to one of the key nerves in your feet. These interdigital nerves run between your metatarsal bones that connect your foot to your third and fourth toes, and you’d be

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Foot Problems

Home Care Tips For Treating Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Your posterior tibial tendon provides immense support to your foot arch when you’re walking or running, but like any tendon, if it is overloaded with stress, tendonitis can set in. Posterior tibial tendonitis can typically be managed from the comfort of your home, but if

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Feet

5 Types Of Complex Foot Fractures

You have 26 bones in each foot, but that doesn’t mean that all foot fractures involve the same form of treatment. While a number of foot and toe fractures will heal without the need for surgery, there are some specific foot fractures that are more

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Foot Problems

5 Problems Associated With Untreated Foot Fractures

Many foot fractures will resolve on their own without surgical intervention, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to proactively treat and protect the fracture site. If you keep trying to go about your day like normal on the assumption that the bones will

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Foot Problems

Why Am I Waking Up With Foot Pain?

Sleep should be a restorative process that allows us to feel refreshed and recharged, but it’s hard to feel energized and ready to attack the day when your first few steps are painful. If you’re dealing with foot pain in the morning, know that we