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  • This Little Piggy Went to Market…This Little Piggy Had Flat Feet?! (Part 2)

    This Little Piggy Went to Market…This Little Piggy Had Flat Feet?! (Part 2)

    Let’s start with toe walking. Toe walking (which is when children walk on their tip-toes) is incredibly common in children who are learning to walk – particularly in the 2nd year of life. By the time kids turn three the tendency to toe walk fades; however, it does persist in some children. Now, it should be noted that the occasional toe-walking isn’t cause for concern. But, for kids who do it all the time – and especially for those who continue to toe-walk after turning 3 – a visit to the doctor is in order.

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  • This Little Piggy Went to Market…This Little Piggy Had Flat Feet?! (Part 1)

    This Little Piggy Went to Market…This Little Piggy Had Flat Feet?! (Part 1)

    What happens when – after those first precious steps are taken – you begin to notice that maybe something isn’t quite right with the way your little one is walking, stepping, or standing…what then?

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

    So, how do you know if you have plantar fasciitis? Well, pain in the bottom of your heel(s) and/or pain in the arch of the foot is a good indicator, as is pain that’s worse after walking once you’ve been off your feet for a while (like first thing in the morning), or pain that continues to increase over the course of time. However, one of the best things that you can do is visit a foot and ankle surgeon who can both examine and diagnose the cause of your pain.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Release

    Carpal Tunnel Release

    Historically, carpal tunnel syndrome has primarily been attributed to overuse/repetitive motion of the wrist and/or hand. However, it’s felt that, from some patients, carpal tunnel syndrome is more congenital in nature, meaning that some individuals are simply born with smaller carpal tunnels. This means that the median nerve and tendons (which is what allow your fingers to move) pass through a narrow passageway in the wrist called the carpal tunnel which is much smaller for some people.

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  • Do’s and Don’ts After an Injury

    Do’s and Don’ts After an Injury

    If you have an acute injury, you need to ice it for the first 48 hours. Ice reduces inflammation and swelling and also alleviates pain. Put an ice pack on the injury for 10-15 minutes. Do this every two or three hours for the first two days.

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  • Breaks vs. Sprains

    Breaks vs. Sprains

    Sprains occur when you tear or stretch a ligament. If the joint remains stable, you’ll be diagnosed with a mild sprain. The sprain is moderate if the ligament has a slight tear, creating instability in the joint. Severe sprains are diagnosed when the ligament tears and is no longer connected to the bone. This makes it impossible for the joint to function.

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  • 3 Sports You Didn’t Realize Were Dangerous

    3 Sports You Didn’t Realize Were Dangerous

    Cheerleading seems like a safe sport for kids and adults alike. What could be safer than rooting the home team onto victory? In reality, cheerleading is among one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Cheerleaders often attempt dangerous stunts such as backflips and tosses. If something goes wrong, cheerleaders can break bones and suffer from concussions.

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  • Stress Fracture vs. Break

    Stress Fracture vs. Break

    Stress fractures are small, incomplete breaks to the bone. These fractures present as small cracks in the bone, and while the break is small, a stress fracture is still very uncomfortable. If you have a stress fracture, you are likely experiencing pain, weakness, and swelling. Your symptoms might be mild or severe, depending on the location of the stress fracture.

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  • Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

    Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

    The good news is ACL tears are all too common; in fact, ACL tears are increasing. The bad news is you have months of recovery and therapy ahead of you. You might be wondering: How can I prevent this in the first place?

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  • Muscle Fatigue

    Muscle Fatigue

    Fatigue can happen after a few sets while exercising or after a few days of extreme training. Suddenly, you feel as though you can barely move, everything hurts, and you're weak and tired. Pain and soreness can also accompany muscle fatigue and usually do.

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