Foot & Ankle Blog

How to Check Your Gait at Home

Do you experience constant pain when you run? Do you find that no pair of shoes really seems to fit or feel right? There are, of course, dozens if not hundreds of things that could be contributing to your situation. One of the most common culprits, however, is an...

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Are Walking Problems Inherited?

What makes you, “you”? When you trace those building blocks back to their source, you’ll find a little bit of nature and a little bit of nurture. Some things are inherited—they’re imported from mom and dad and a part of your genetic makeup. Others you develop over...

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How the Way You Walk Affects Your Body

If you’ve ever lived in a home with a shoddy foundation, you’re acutely aware that the problems extend throughout the entire structure. Walls and floors crack. Doors and windows jam. The entire home is at risk. It’s the same way with your feet and legs. The way you...

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Treatment for Little Toes

For many new parents, holding their newborn and counting all their cute little fingers and toes is one of the first things they do with their little one. It can really be a source of great wonder and joy! However, finding a congenital problem with one or more toes...

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Keep Baby’s Feet Safe as They Grow

Kids’ feet grow fast! Although each child hits their growth spurts at different times and different rates, based on size and fit alone you can expect to be replacing shoes as often as four times per year during the infant and toddler stages of life. In fact, by the...

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Why Does My Baby Have Webbed Toes?

Some new parents notice it right away after their child is born. Others might not catch it for a few days after returning from the hospital. What are we talking about? Webbed toes. This condition is relatively rare, but perhaps more common than you think. About one in...

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Do You Need Foot Surgery?

Foot surgery isn’t something that should ever be considered lightly. Don’t get us wrong—surgery is often the right choice for treatment, and our team of surgeons offers years of experience, advanced training and tools, and board certifications. If we recommend...

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Picture Time for Feet and Ankles!

Strike a pose! *snap* All done! That’s one for the scrapbook. -- Okay, so maybe you aren’t quite as excited to get your foot or ankle X-rayed as you were about sharing all those vacation photos on Facebook, or going through your old baby photos. But as they say, a...

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Should I Get a Second Opinion?

Let’s say you just got back from your appointment with a doctor—maybe even Dr. Spencer or Dr. Rodriguez—and you aren’t quite sure how to feel, or what to decide. Maybe you’re nervous about a surgery or other procedure that was recommended. Maybe you’re not convinced...

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