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5 Signs That Your Achilles Tendon Is About To Tear

Our Achilles tendons are the largest tendons in our bodies, and for good reason, because they help to handle an immense amount of strain when we walk, run and jump. Even though the tendons located in the back of your ankle are big and strong,

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Ankle Arthritis

When Should I See A Doctor About My Foot Arthritis?

Arthritis is the most common medical condition that affects people over the age of 50, but because of this, many people incorrectly assume that arthritis discomfort is a normal part of aging. Arthritis that causes pain or dysfunction is never normal, and you need to

4 Common Foot Problems That Can Be Caused By Flat Feet

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes. One specific area of the foot that tends to vary in shape and size from person to person is their arch. Your foot arch is shaped by the metatarsal and tarsal bones and supported by nearby tendons

Am I Too Old For Bunion Surgery?

Bunions typically develop slowly over the course of months and years, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a condition that oftentimes affects older individuals. If the problem becomes too severe, surgery is typically the only effective option, but can surgery be pursued

5 Tips For Managing An Ankle Sprain At Home

If you roll your ankle in your backyard or your child sprains their ankle during soccer practice, you may be wondering if you can manage the issue at home instead of heading to the emergency room or a provider of your choosing. Dr. McDonald and

6 Ways To Prevent Ankle Arthritis As You Age

Arthritis is incredibly common, and because aging is one of the major contributors to arthritis onset, many people feel that they can do little to prevent the condition. This just simply isn’t true, and there are many simple things you can do to help reduce

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Ankle Surgery

How To Safely Manage Painkillers After Ankle Surgery

If you suffer an unstable ankle fracture or are dealing with severe ankle arthritis, a surgical procedure may be in your future. In many of these instances, your doctor will provide you with opioids or painkillers to help assist with the discomfort in the immediate

Do Broken Ankles Always Require Surgery?

Your ankle joints handle an immense amount of stress with each step you take, and in the event that you suffer an ankle fracture, you want to ensure that healing goes exactly as planned so that your ankle can return to normal physical function when

How To Treat Big Toe Joint Stiffness And Discomfort

Your big toe joint is located at the base of your big toe and helps the area move and manage the stress it absorbs with each step you take. Like any joint, your big toe joint can be prone to arthritic degeneration and cartilage loss.

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Bunions

What Are The Best Shoes For Bunion Treatment?

Your shoes can either be part of the problem or part of the solution when it comes to a bunion, so it’s important to know what to look for in a shoe to prevent a bunion or help alleviate stress on your big toe joint.

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Feet

5 Common Causes Of Gout Flareups

Gout is an inflammatory condition that can cause pain in the joints in your feet, and the condition can seemingly come and go based on certain factors. Being mindful of these factors that contribute to or help alleviate gout can help you gain control over

The Many Problems Associated With Untreated Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is likely the most common injury that affects our feet, with tens of thousands of Americans spraining their ankle each and every day. Many people try to walk off these sprains and go about their day, and for those with a very