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Using & Caring for Orthotics

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Orthotics are prescription devices that fit inside your shoes to provide support and stabilization in key areas. Orthotics can change the amount of force your foot feels with each step or alter the location of the pressure. Prescription orthotics incorporate neurofeedback that can train your brain to make corrective movements as you walk, improving a […]

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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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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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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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 Is Your Foot The Same Size As Your Forearm?

Whether you’ve studied Renaissance art or you’ve scrolled past some viral social media posts, you may have heard the claim that your foot is the same size as your forearm. It may shock you to learn there’s some truth behind this statement, though there are also some exceptions. If you’ve ever wondered whether your foot […]

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Why Is There Yellow Skin on the Bottom of My Foot?

Yellow skin on the bottom of your feet is quite common and isn’t anything to worry about in most cases. Your feet endure a lot throughout the day, especially if you’re active. However, in rare cases, yellow feet may signify an underlying condition. Whether you’re experiencing this skin change on your toes, sole, or entire […]

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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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