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How Wearing Foot & Ankle Braces Helps

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Though it’s crucial to keep your feet and ankles in good condition to enjoy comfortable movement and a good range of motion, this isn’t as easy as it seems. Foot and ankle injuries are incredibly common. Each year, over 53,000 foot injuries lead to missed days at work. Ankle sprains alone affect seven in every […]

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Foot Conditions That Cause Heel Pain

Foot pain can be a distressing and debilitating condition that affects people of all ages and lifestyles, from athletes pushing their limits to someone leading a more sedentary lifestyle. In this article, we shed light on the top five causes of heel pain, including the common symptoms and a range of treatment options, such as […]

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The Parts of Your Foot

The human foot is amazing with its  28 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons. All of these parts work together seamlessly to provide you with balance and mobility. So, if the anatomy of the foot is as fascinating to you as it is to us, you came to the right […]

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A Guide to Preventing Bone Spurs

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Here at Gurney Podiatry & Sports Medicine, we treat a wide variety of conditions related to feet and ankles. While we’re skilled in treatment, we prefer to prevent injuries and adverse conditions. One condition that we commonly assess for, treat, and aim to prevent is bone spurs. What Are Bone Spurs? The technical term for […]

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Foot Care for Ballet Dancers

Ballet dancer stretching their feet and ankles

Ballet is a unique sport in that it’s both artistic and highly challenging from a physical standpoint. While participating in ballet can provide many health benefits, it can also greatly increase the risk of a foot injury. Dr. Schoene, Dr. Bever, and their associates have the experience and education to help you prevent and treat foot injuries […]

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How a Sedentary Lifestyle Can Affect Your Feet

In this age of remote work and desk-bound jobs, it’s easy to neglect our physical health, especially our feet. But did you know that a sedentary lifestyle can wreak havoc on foot health? The good news is that by taking simple steps to prioritize your foot health, you can avoid discomfort and pain in your […]

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What Happens If You Let a Bunion Go Untreated?

Bunions are a common issue that we see in our clinic. They begin as a minor irritation but can eventually become very painful and uncomfortable in tight or ill-fitting shoes. Bunions are the most common foot condition, with 25%-33% of adults — over 5 million people in the United States — experiencing them annually. Because […]

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How Do You Get Rid of Bunions on Your Feet?

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If you’ve lived with bunions for any amount of time, you know how painful and agonizing they can be. Sometimes they’re more of a nuisance, but other times they’re so tender it can be difficult to put on a shoe or even walk around. These painful bumps are bony formations that develop on the joint […]

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Best Shoes for Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of your foot. The area most commonly affected by Morton’s Neuroma is between the third and fourth toes. It’s caused by a thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to your toes; this tissue becomes a swollen nerve bundle that results from irritation and compression of […]

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When Should You See a Doctor for Foot Pain?

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Most of us will experience pain or soreness in our feet, but it’s usually short-term and passes. Sometimes that’s not the case, and you need to seek medical care. Foot pain can be caused by many factors, including overuse, injury, or conditions that cause inflammation in bones, ligaments, or tendons in the feet. If pain, […]

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