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Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle The running and side to side cutting in lacrosse are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures. Ankle […]

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Lisfranc Injuries

Lisfranc Injuries The Lisfranc Joint The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough band of tissue that joins two of these bones. This is important for maintaining proper alignment […]

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Tired Feet

Tired Feet “Tired feet” are not a medical condition, but are a common complaint related to various medical conditions. Abnormal foot structure (flatfoot or high arched foot) can overburden the foot, resulting in muscle fatigue. Obesity, improper footwear, pregnancy, leg swelling, increased activity level, or compensation from an injury (through overuse of other parts of […]

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Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal Coalition What is a Tarsal Coalition? Atarsal coalition is an abnormal connection that develops between two bones in the back of the foot (the tarsal bones). This abnormal connection, which can be composed of bone, cartilage, or fibrous tissue, may lead to limited motion and pain in one or both feet. The tarsal bones […]

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Is Getting in Shape Your New Year’s Resolution?

Is Getting in Shape Your New Year’s Resolution? Each year the New Year’s resolution to shed those extra pounds spikes attendance at gyms, draws runners, walkers and bikers to the roads and trails and finds us cleaning the dust from our home workout equipment. “No pain, no gain” may be a motto for most workouts, […]

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K2 Cold Therapy

k2 Cold Therapy™ relieves minor pain without drying the skin. This pain relieving gel is formulated with eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil and grape seed extract. Available exclusively through your podiatrist

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Talar Dome Lesion

Talar Dome Lesion What is a Talar Dome Lesion? The ankle joint is composed of the bottom of the tibia (shin) bone and the top of the talus (ankle) bone. The top of the talus is dome-shaped and is completely covered with cartilage—a tough, rubbery tissue that enables the ankle to move smoothly. A talar […]

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Malignant Melanoma of the Foot

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot What is Malignant Melanoma? Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the cells of the skin that produce pigmentation (coloration). It is also called malignant melanoma because it spreads to other areas of the body as it grows beneath the surface of the skin. Unlike many other types of cancer, […]

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Joint Swelling in the Foot

Joint Swelling in the Foot The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. The body’s natural response to any type of joint injury is to increase blood flow to the affected area. This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling. Depending on the […]

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Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle

Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle “Skin cancer” is a general term for three distinct cancers that can appear on the foot: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.   Basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, appears on sun-exposed areas as a smooth, raised bump or a sore that is […]

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