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Gout

    Gout attack in the big toe. That is what no one wants to feel. It can get so painful that even when your bed sheets touch your foot the pain is unbearable. Do not ignore the symptoms of big toe pain. If left alone one can end up with severe joint damage . There are

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    Bunion Surgery

      Bunions are not pleasant to say the least. First you have the painful bump that bothers you after a day of walking around. Then there is the issue of finding proper fitting shoes. Lastly there are the mechanical issues including a stiff joint and over lapping or under lapping of the second toe. There are

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      Jones Fracture

        Oh no ,it happened. You stepped off the curb or was playing ball and “OUCH” you felt a snap or pop on the outside of your foot. The next morning your foot is swollen and purple. You can not put any weight on the foot. At your visit it is important for the doctor to

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        Big Toe Pain

          Big Toe Pain Are you suffering from a stiff and painful big toe. Is it limiting your ability to exercise and do the activities that you want to do. You may be affected by a condition known as hallux rigidus. Hallux rigidus is a condition in which the big toe joint ( aka the first

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          Cartilage Replacement For ankle Arthritis

            Cartilage Replacement For ankle Arthritis If you have foot or ankle arthritis you may be frustrated with the available options. Non surgical options such as physical therapy or injections may not have worked for you. You may have researched stem cell treatment, however there is no real good scientific data that shows it grows any

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            Cartiva For Hallux Rigidus

              Cartiva for Hallux Rigidus Patients suffering with a stiff and painful big toe joint ( Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus, Osteoarthritis of the big toe 1st MPJ)  now have a great option to get their life back. Cartiva is an implant that is changing how surgeons approach foot surgery. It is a joint sparing implant.

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              3D Printed Surgical Implants For Charcot Foot Surgery

                3D Printed Surgical Implants For Charcot Foot Surgery 3D Printed Surgical Implants For Charcot Foot Surgery   Today with advances in technology we have the ability to perform surgical corrections of deformities like never in the past. With the advent of 3-D custom printed implants we can now correct deformities of the foot and ankle

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                Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair

                  Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair POP, you feel it in the back of your ankle. It can feel as if someone slugged you with a bat in the back of the heel. You fall down and can barley walk on the foot. Overnight the ankle and heel get swollen and purple. When

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                  Hyperbaric oxygen abuse

                    Hyperbaric oxygen abuse Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been criticized for being overused for increasing corporate profits.Now a new study came out revealing the dark side of hyperbarics. Unfortunately it can be an overused modality that does not have the patient’s best interest in mind. You have a wound and get a referral to a wound

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                    Amputation Rates Soar In San Diego

                      Amputation Rates Soar In San Diego. Recently a study was published on the amount of amputations done in california and san diego. The data shows that San Diego has the highest amputation rate in california. This is a disturbing trend that needs to be addressed. What is the cause of this and how can this

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