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Are Custom Orthotics Right for Me?

Let’s get this out of the way first: we frequently recommend and prescribe custom orthotics to our patients, for a lot of good reasons. There are three big points in their favor: They are a very conservative treatment option. No incisions, no surgery, not even...

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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The surgical discipline has come a long, long way since our ancestors first started suturing wounds and setting bones with the primitive tools they had available. Some of the most existing innovations in recent years involve the use of minimally invasive techniques....

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Problems Caused by Foot Misalignment

Minor misalignments can have major repercussions. In golf, pushing your tee shot ten degrees to the right is enough to send it 45 yards off line. At home, a foundation that sags by a couple of inches can lead to obvious floor sloping at best and serious structural...

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How to Measure Your Gait

As with most biomechanical processes you use during the day, you probably don’t give much thought to your gait. Now, we’ve previously discussed how gait (walking style) affects your health—and vice versa—so you can understand how important it is. Today, we want to...

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How Your Walking Style Affects Your Health

Your body is an amazing machine. It links together more than 200 bones, a few hundred joints (depending on your definition of the term), around 900 ligaments, and as many as 4,000 tendons (seriously)! In order to move smoothly and efficiently without pain, and...

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Advanced Treatments for Foot Pain

Kids today have no idea what an LP record is, nor an 8-track tape, dial phone, or typewriter—we could go on, but the point is technology continues to advance at the speed of light, and that couldn’t be any truer than in the medical industry. Problems that may have...

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Avoid an Infected Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails can be both ugly and painful, but those aren’t the only reasons you shouldn’t let one linger for too long. When an edge or corner of a nail digs into the soft flesh surrounding it, it creates a very inviting opening for viruses, bacteria, and fungal...

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Exploring Bunion Correction

So you have a bunion getting in the way of your life, and nothing seems to work or help. Your big toe is stiff, swollen, and frequently in pain. The large bump on the side of your foot makes fitting into a pair of shoes comfortably almost impossible, and you’re too...

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