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26 Jun, 2020

Bunions

I remember being a kid and seeing my mom’s feet especially in the summer.  She had this bump on the inside area of her big toe.  She always said, “I hope you don’t have my feet when you grow up!”  I always wondered why her bone stuck out like that. These “bumps” are called bunions. 

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22 Jun, 2020

Our Heel; The Part of Our Foot We Forget

The heel, also known as the calcaneus, is located on the bottom of the foot directly below the ankle joint. The heel bone has many muscles and ligaments attached to it. When injuries or irritation occur to the attached muscles or ligaments, it can create pain in the heel. This pain can lead to many

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26 May, 2020

These Musculoskeletal Injuries

Ankle sprains are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, with approximately 25,000 people spraining their ankle every day (1). An ankle sprain occurs usually when the ankle is forced into an extremely inverted or everted position, meaning rolling in or out respectively; rolling your ankle inwards being the most common type of sprain.  How

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21 May, 2020

Achilles Tears and Their Severity

What is the Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in our bodies. It connects the calf muscle to your heel (at the back of your ankle and foot). It needs to be extremely strong and springy in order to help propel your body up and forward as well as absorb

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13 May, 2020

Fallen Arches & Foot Issues

Fallen arches are otherwise known as “flat feet”. Essentially, the area in the bottom of your foot where an arch should be is no longer there and has flattened, or is not as high as would be considered “normal”.  This can be congenital, or something you were born with, but often times especially since we

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6 May, 2020

Foot and Arch Discomfort

Plantar Fasciitis is a fancy term for foot pain that is usually in your heel and/or arch of the foot that is caused by irritation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia is the specific name of that connective tissue) that help support the arch of your foot. What are the symptoms? As mentioned above, a

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17 Dec, 2019

Ankle Instability

10,000 steps is the Center for Disease Control & Prevention recommended step count for a day. While we are all shooting to hit those 10,000 steps in 24 hours, it’s quite likely that one of us will stumble, miss a step/curb or trip.  Those missteps can be a result of: Wearing high heels Incorrectly sized

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13 Dec, 2019

Solving Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot and ankle conditions are very common for every age group. Even if it’s just general discomfort, foot and ankle conditions cause a lot of problems with daily, functional activities. The most frequent complaint we see in the clinic is pain at the ankle joint that can radiate up into the leg or down into

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6 Sep, 2019

Is Standing On One Foot Difficult?

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot when you take your first few steps in the morning? Does your ankle feel unstable or painful when you’re walking or running? Do you have difficulty balancing on one foot without holding onto something for support? These are all signs of common

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21 Aug, 2019

Foot and Ankle Pain Should not be Ignored

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot when you take your first few steps in the morning? Does your ankle feel unstable or painful when you’re walking or running? Do you have difficulty balancing on one foot without holding onto something for support? These are all signs of common

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