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Safer Ski and Snowboard Tips

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‘Tis the season to hit the slopes! Skiing and snowboarding present their own unique risks to the feet and ankles. Knowledge is power; keep these things in mind when heading for the hills on your next holiday.     Different Sports, Different Injuries A four-year study published by the NCBI found that there are significant30

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The Pump Bump: Haglund’s Deformity

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Haglund’s Deformity, aka Mulhulland Deformity or pump bump, is despite it’s many names a pretty simple deformity wherein a bony enlargement develops on the back of the heel bone. It can develop because of footwear issues, such as wearing shoes with overly tight, rigid backs. It can also occur in people with certain foot shapes.30

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Hammertoe

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Hammertoe is a condition where a toe joint bends downward causing the toes to have a curled appearance. Frequently, it’s caused by an imbalance of muscle and ligament tissues that connect and support the joints in toes. Trauma and ill-fitting footwear can cause or aggravate the condition, which may also be inherited.   Hammertoe can30

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Arthritis in the Feet and Ankles

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One major culprit behind foot and ankle pain? Arthritis. Arthritis is a blanket term for over 200 diseases, many of which can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints of the feet and ankles. Read on to learn more about the risk factors and symptoms of these conditions. Risk Factors Some30

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Five Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

There are very, very few conventional sports that don’t put strain on your lower extremities. Even volleyball, tennis, and basketball involve a lot of running, leaping, and twisting. Keep these tips in mind to prevent athletic injuries. Warm Up Ease into your activities. On a macro level, don’t go straight from a sedentary lifestyle to30

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Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

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One of the most common sources of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition involving pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue which runs across the bottom of the foot, supporting the arch and connecting the toes to the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is caused by a strain30

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Diabetes and Foot Health

Diabetes can lead to complications affecting organs and structures all over the body–including the feet. Because of this, it’s important for diabetics and their caretakers to be especially vigilant about foot care, and to be able to recognize signs of trouble in the region.  Read on for more on how diabetes may affect foot health–and30

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Back to School Basics For Healthy Feet and Ankles

Going back to school brings a whole new set of challenges to kids’ feet and ankles. Whether it’s trendy footwear, football practice, or just a heavy book-bag, use these tips to help your kid put their best, strongest foot forward this season. Go Shoe Shopping Kids grow fast, and so do their feet. What’s more,30

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Four Easy Exercises to Try at The Pool

The pool isn’t just a great place to cool off– it’s an opportunity to strengthen your legs and ankles in an environment that’s especially kind to joints. So jump in, and try these easy, gentle exercises. Leg Swings: Stand in chest deep water with your left side facing the edge of the pool, holding onto30

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So You Think Your Sprained Your Ankle…

It’s the season for getting out and being active–but all that fun may make you more susceptible to foot and ankle injuries. Here is what to do in case of a painful misstep or fall: What is an Ankle Sprain? First things first: a sprain refers to damage done to ligaments–the strong, flexible tissue that30

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Twenty-six joints make up the foot and ankle, making this one of the most interesting structures in the entire body--and also, one of the most vulnerable. Injuries and pain in the foot and joint area can be debilitating, even immobilizing. Our experts are here to help you find your footing, and identify a course of treatment that will allow you to hit the ground running.