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Why Your Heels Hurt Every Time You Wake Up

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Your feet take a beating each and every day. Think about how much you walk, run, play a sport, or just move from your couch to the kitchen. All of those steps each day can really add up. Now think about how the shoes you are squishing your feet into and how much work they are getting every day. It ends up being quite a bit of work for your feet, so at some point you are going to end up with a problem with your feet. Read More»

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: Common Faqs

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The ankle is one of the most used joints of the entire body, and the articular surfaces of the ankle can break down and need to be replaced with a total ankle replacement. If you are facing ankle replacement surgery, you will likely have some concerns. Here is a look at some of the things you should know about ankle replacement before the surgery takes place.  How successful is ankle replacement surgery? Read More»

What Types Of Orthotics Do Podiatrists Commonly Prescribe?

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Many people have problems with their feet which makes standing, walking and running very difficult. Among these problems are heel spurs, hammer toes and being unbalanced because one leg is longer than the other. However, by wearing specially made orthotics these problems can be resolved. These are the three different types of orthotics that may be commonly prescribed by your podiatrist to help correct these issues. Soft Orthotics Soft orthotics are used to provide comfort and support to feet that are very sore and painful. Read More»

3 Management Strategies For Ankle Arthritis

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How ankle arthritis is managed will depend on the progression of the disease and how much it interferes with daily activities. In the early stages of ankle arthritis, self-care might be enough to manage pain and keep moving. Change Your Footwear Wearing different shoes and other supportive devices can help reduce the pain associated with arthritis. When possible, choose high-top sneakers since they will provide more ankle support and help stabilize your ankle. Read More»