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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

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Bunions

6 Types Of People That Are At Risk Of Bunions

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments that Dr. McDonald and his team see on a regular basis. We’ve helped countless people treat their painful or problematic bunions, but because prevention is much preferred to treatment, we thought it would be a good

Foot Problems

How Athletes Can Prevent And Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that involves inflammation and tearing of the strong connective tissue on the underside of your foot. Your plantar fascia connects your heel to your toe and is essential in handling stress when you run, jump and push off

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Ankle Surgery

Understanding And Treating Tenosynovitis

Tenosynovitis is a condition that involves inflammation to the protective sheath that surrounds tendons in your body. Tendons are cords that connect muscle to bone, and the tissue that surrounds these tendons is known as the synovial membrane. This protective tissue is full of fluid

5 Types Of Shoes That Can Lead To Foot Injuries

Shoes come in all different shapes, sizes and styles, but some do a better job than others at protecting our feet from injury. In fact, some shoes actually increase our risk of developing certain foot conditions. That’s not to say that you should never wear

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Feet

How To Treat Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of each foot that connects to your pinky toe, and it is one of the most commonly fractured bones in your foot. Repetitive strain or direct trauma are two of the most common causes of

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Ankle Joints

How To Treat An Unstable Ankle

Tens of thousands of Americans sprain or roll their ankles every day, and while many of them make a full recovery, some people are left with less confidence in their ankle even after recovery has run its course. If one of your ankles feels less

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Feet

The Causes And Treatments For Equinus Of The Foot

Equinus is a medical condition that is categorized by a restricted upward bending of the ankle joint. This inability to flex the top of your foot towards your leg can cause balance and walking issues, and it can lead to problems in other areas of

Ease Back Into Athletics After These 5 Foot Injuries

We understand that no athlete wants to be sidelined with an injury, but if you rush back too soon following an injury, you’re risking a setback or an even more severe injury. This is especially true for foot injuries, as many athletes put a lot

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Feet

How To Improve Circulation To Your Feet During Holiday Travels

The holiday season is upon us, and that means tens of millions of Americans will soon be traveling by plane, train or automobile to connect with friends and family. Whether you’re traveling across the country or simply heading to visit relatives across the state, an

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Ankle Surgery

Total Ankle Replacement Recovery Timeline – Days, Weeks and Months

The total ankle replacement procedure can be just what you need to alleviate your ankle pain and get you back to moving comfortably, but like any joint replacement procedure, you will have an extended recovery timeline. We’re confident that this process will all be worth