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5 Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Ankle Conditions, Blog, Foot Care, Sports | Comments Off on 5 Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

It’s all fun and games until someone breaks a leg. This mantra might have been your mother’s way to scare you away from jumping on the bed, but it’s true. Athletes are bound to deal with injuries over time, and many of those injuries target the foot and ankle. 1. Ankle Sprains The ankle joint is connected by many ligaments, which are prone to sprain due to overuse or being stretched or torn out of place. Preventative measures: You may be able to avoid sprains by wearing the right supportive footwear and stretching before athletic activity. You should also switch up your workout routine and incorporate low-impact activities. Treatment: If you suffer a...

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What Is a Foot Doctor Called?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog, Foot Pain | Comments Off on What Is a Foot Doctor Called?

Have you been in the market for a foot doctor but can’t figure out what foot doctors are called? Wonder no longer! Foot doctors are more commonly known as podiatrists and they go through extensive, specialized training to earn that title. Similar to other doctors, podiatrists spend at least four years training in podiatric medical school, which is then followed by at least three years of residency at a hospital. Even within the field of podiatry there are specializations, which include pediatric podiatry, diabetic care and sports medicine (typically for athletes), as well as podiatrists who focus primarily on foot surgeries. Services Offered by Podiatrists There...

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The 5 Most Common Foot Problems

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog, Foot Care | Comments Off on The 5 Most Common Foot Problems

Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience some type of foot pain in their life, according to the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. If your feet hurt, you’re not alone. You may be having one of these five common foot issues. 1. Bunions Bunions are painful lumps that form at the base of the toe joint, most commonly at the base of the big toe. They can make walking very painful. Treatment for bunions includes specially designed footwear, orthopedic insoles and, in extreme cases, surgery. 2. Corns and Calluses Corns and calluses on the feet are usually the result of decades of wearing fashionable, but ill-advised, footwear. These are...

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All About Tendinitis: Treatment and Prevention

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Ankle Conditions, Blog | Comments Off on All About Tendinitis: Treatment and Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to foot, heel and ankle pain from time to time. Exercising and playing sports, spending a lot of time on your feet and wearing shoes that lack sufficient support can all contribute to temporary discomfort and foot pain. In some cases, the strain of overuse or a sports injury can lead to a condition known as tendinitis, which causes inflammation and stiffness in the affected tendon. Your Achilles is the largest tendon in the body, which means that if you injure yourself, you’re likely to suffer from Achilles tendinitis. What Causes Tendinitis? According to the Arthritis Foundation, tendinitis can be caused by one or more of the following:...

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