Lapiplasty Versus Osteotomy: Which is right for you?

Lapiplasty Versus Osteotomy: Which is right for you? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), as many as 55% of older women have bunions, but bunions can affect anyone at any age. Bunions are bony protrusions, or bumps, that appear on the outside of the big toe. These protrusions have been commonly considered an overgrowth...

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What is Lapiplasty and is it right for you?

What is Lapiplasty and is it right for you? In the past, bunion surgery was known for its long recovery time along with the very real possibility that the procedure would not completely correct the bunion. Today, more modern surgical procedures provide a faster recovery, as well as superior outcomes. The most well-known of these techniques is Lapiplasty. The...

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Pickleball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Pickleball Injuries and How to Prevent Them Pickleball – a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping pong – is the fastest growing sport in the country, with participation jumping nearly 10% in one year alone. While the 3.5 million Americans who play pickleball are about one-tenth the number who play golf and one-fifth the number who play tennis, the...

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How to Reduce Fall Risks by Fixing Foot Problems

How to Reduce Fall Risks by Fixing Foot Problems The human foot contains 26 bones, plus muscles and ligaments that all work together to form the arches that bear the entire weight of your body. It’s an amazing and complex structure, and it’s no surprise that most people experience foot pain of one form or another over their lifetime. Foot pain might...

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How bunions can affect your overall health

How bunions can affect your overall health What is a bunion? A bunion is bone deformity. The bones in the foot begin to drift out of place over time making a large bump by the big toe. A bunion is not a growth, rather it is a malalignment of bones. Who gets bunions? Anyone can get bunions. Genetics is more than likely the biggest reason that bunions...

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Is it time for an ankle replacement?

Is it time for an ankle replacement? If you suffer from consistent ankle pain, you already know how disruptive it can be to your daily activities. Reduced mobility can make it difficult to do relatively simple things like climb stairs or walk even short distances, much less participate in more demanding activities. Here are just a few of the many...

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Is your favorite summertime shoe causing you foot pain?

Flip flops are the unofficial shoe of summer. When the warm weather starts, we see them on everyone from small children to grown men and women. At the beach, at the ball field, at the grocery store, this easy-on footwear is practically everywhere. And while they’re certainly convenient, when it comes to overall foot health, flip flops are a definite...

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