Category Archives: General Foot and ankle Health

Ankle Injuries During Thanksgiving Family Football Fun

foot-doctors-los-angelesEvery Thanksgiving, families watch football on TV, and play the sport with friends and family members. While most of these friendly games end with everyone enjoying their turkey dinners, more than 25,000 people across the country will get a serious ankle injury.

Many people think that ankle sprains are non-serious injuries that can be treated at home with rest and ice. However, not seeking treatment can have serious long-term effects on a person’s return to functionality and increase their chances of a future serious sprain.

To learn more about this festive injury and what you should do, keep reading!

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How Parents Can Spot Kids’ Foot Problems

los-angeles-foot-doctors-californiaParents are naturally concerned about their children’s health, but do you know how to spot foot problems in your kids?

Some parents may overreact when they see something different in their child’s gait (walk), while others may miss a more slight problem.

Education is the key, and we have easy some tips for you to be able to spot foot problems in your children, so keep reading!

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How Being Overweight Can Harm Your Feet

los-angeles-podiatristObesity can be tough on your feet and ankles. Every pound of body weight delivers three pounds of force on your feet, which have to have to absorb the force. When you’re running, the force increases to seven pounds for every one pound.

So if you weigh 200 pounds, that’s 600 pounds of force on every step, and 1,400 pounds of force when running.  While feet are designed to withstand a certain amount of force, extra weight can cause all sorts of problems with your feet, ankles and knees.

To learn more, keep reading!

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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!

(Picture by Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia)

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5 Things You Need To Know About Your Feet

foot-doctors-los-angelesDid you know that each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments?

And they all work together to help you walk run and jump. Each time you take a step, there is a force two to three times the body’s weight on each foot.

All of that weight and pressure can cause problems. To learn five things that you need to know about your feet, 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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Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Foot Problems With The Right Shoes

surgeon-foot-los-angelesDid you know that your child’s feet can grow up to two sizes in six months?

Before you head to the store to buy your kids some shoes,  there are a few things you should know before you fork over you heard-earned cash.

Keep reading for tips on how the right shoes can prevent and minimize foot problems!

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Do Your Feet Get Sore From Biking?

podiatrists-los-angelesDo you suffer from sore feet after a bike ride, or during a ride?

Foot pain due to biking is common. Soreness can be caused by ill-fitting footwear or incorrect cleat position.

Pain may be the result of an underlying foot condition such as plantar fasciitis or another issue. To learn more, keep reading!

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Could You Have A Broken Toe?

foot-doctors-californiaUnfortunately, your toes can be broken just like any other bone in your body.

Because the toes are at the front of the feet, they are likely to experience injuries. When trauma occurs to a toe, it can be painful break or fracture. Sometimes repeated activity can place stress on the toes as well.

How do you know if you have a broken toe?  Keep reading.

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