Category Archives: foot and ankle surgery

New York Giants’ Daniel Fells Battling MRSA Infection In Foot

foot-surgeon-los-angeles-californiaNew York Giants tight end Daniel Fells is in an intensive care unit battling a MRSA infection in his foot and ankle that is so severe that he has undergone a series of surgeries.

MRSA, also known, as a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics.

This super bug can be life-threatening if it spreads. What does Fells’ future look like? Keep reading!

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Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant Suffers Broken Bone In Foot

foot-surgeon-los-angelesDallas Cowboys all-pro receiver wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken bone in his right foot during his team’s 27-26 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

Bryant appeared to suffer the injury at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The injury is sometimes called a “Jones Fracture.”

Bryant had surgery on Monday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The fifth metatarsal is on the outside of the foot (smallest toe).

A screw was inserted into Bryant’s right foot  to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal. What does this mean to the Cowboys and Bryant’s career? Keep reading!

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How Advances In Bunion Surgery Can Help You

foot-surgeons-los-angelesMore than 20 percent of adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and close to 66 percent will have a bunion in their lifetime.

The good news is that bunion surgery has advanced and progressed, so there is much less (if any) scarring and a faster recovery time. To learn more, keep reading!

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Is Your Big Toe Feeling Stiff? Here’s What To Do

los-angeles-california-foot-surgeonsDoes your big toe feel stiff?

Is it getting harder for you to bend it?

You may have a condition called “hallux rigidus,” which is a form of degenerative arthritis.

What should you do if you suspect  this problem? Keep reading!

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Do You Have Numbness In Your Heel?

foot-surgeons-california-los-angelesAre you experiencing any numbness in your heel or in other areas of the foot? You may be suffering from a condition called Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.

The tarsal tunnel houses nerves and links part of the ankle bone to a set of ligaments in the foot.

When one of those nerves inside the tarsal tunnel, the tibial nerve, becomes compressed, you may feel numbness on the bottom of your foot. Symptoms may also include shooting pain and tingling sensations.

What should you do if you suspect you have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Keep reading!

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What You Need To Know About Flat Feet

los-angeles-foot-doctors-best-findFlat feet is a condition in which your foot (or feet) lacks a normal arch when you are standing. Your entire foot will touch the ground if you have flat feet.

Flat feet is usually painless, but may cause problems in your other lower extremities, including your ankles and knees.

To learn what you can do about flat feet, keep reading!

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When Bunions Lead To Toe Dislocation

los-angeles-foot-surgeonA bunion is a bony “bump” that usually appears on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. Contrary to popular belief, a bunion isn’t an extra growth of the bone.

The bones inside the foot have actually shifted direction. If a bunion is not treated, it can actually lead to the complete dislocation of the toe. What should you do if this happening? Keep reading!

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Advances In Bunion Surgery

podiatrists-los-angelesMore than 20 percent of Americans currently suffer from bunions, and about 66 percent will develop a bunion within their lifetimes.

While surgery isn’t always needed, sometimes it may be the only option if the bunion is interfering with normal life and work.

The good news is bunion surgeries have advanced, keep reading!

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Bunions In Kids

foot-doctors-california-los-angelesBunions are normally associated with adults, but juvenile bunions can also form.

The usual causes are the foot structure and gait (walk) that children inherit, which causes the big toe to lean inward, creating problems in alignment for several bones in the foot. Bunions can also be caused by trauma or injury.

To learn what you should do, keep reading!

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Do You Have a Bunion? Here’s What to Do (Video)

los-angeles-foot-surgeonA bunion appears to be a bump on the side of the big toe.

However, it’s for more than just a bump.

When the big toe leans toward the second toe, this throws the bones out of alignment, which produces the bunion’s “bump.”

What should you do if you have a bunion? Keep reading!

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