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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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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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What You Need To Know About Walking

los-angeles-california-foot-doctorsAs warmer weather arrives, more and more people will be outside walking.

Most people think that walking is an easy activity, but walking for longer periods of time or far distances can be hard on the feet for people who do not normally walk much.

To learn how to keep safe, 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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