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The Highs & Lows of Ankle Sprains

The Highs & Lows of Ankle Sprains

by Stephanie Meadows
From suffering a fall on the basketball court to stepping off a sidewalk at an unfortunate angle, there are many hazards in everyday life that can lead to ankle sprains.

Preparing for Foot Surgery

Preparing for Foot Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you suffered from a foot injury? Whether it occurred while partaking in your favorite pastime such as baseball, basketball, or tennis, or by taking a tumble, surgery may be required to repair the delicate bones, tendons and ligaments in this region. And the best way to prepare for your upcoming surgery is to start by paying careful attention to the preoperative instructions you are given.

How Dehydration and Foot Pain are Linked

How Dehydration and Foot Pain are Linked

by Stephanie Meadows
Americans consume over 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water each year. Everywhere you look, you see people with bottles in tow. Yet, most of us – approximately 75 percent of the population –suffer from chronic dehydration.

Looking After Your Achilles Heel

Looking After Your Achilles Heel

by Natalie (SU)
Your Achilles Heel: Strong, but not Invincible You may have heard someone’s shortcomings described as their “Achilles’ heel”. The history of the tendon and its limitations actually lie deep in Greek mythology. As the tale goes, Achilles – son of Goddess, Thetis – was doomed for an early demise; to save him, she immersed his body in the River Styx – which was presumed to offer invincibility. However, the portion she held him by (behind his heels) wasn’t submerged in the mystical waters and went unprotected. Although he won countless battles and grew up to become a seasoned warrior, it was ultimately a poisoned arrow to the heel which was his downfall.

Why Seeing a Foot and Ankle Specialist is Necessary

Why Seeing a Foot and Ankle Specialist is Necessary

by Stephanie Meadows
Our foot and ankle provide the foundation for which we walk on. Foot and ankle injuries and disorders can be split into two categories: acute and chronic. For many people who suffer from acute or chronic injuries and conditions such as sprains and strains, Achilles tendon injuries, fractures, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and arthritis, noninvasive care is usually the best course of action.