Foot Surgery

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In most cases, foot surgery is often chosen as the last-available option for conditions that have otherwise been unsuccessfully treated. Surgery may be necessary for several reasons, including the removal of foot deformities (e.g. bone spurs or bunions), arthritis problems, reconstruction due to injury, and congenital malformations (e.g. club foot or flat feet). Regardless of one’s age, foot surgery may …


The Benefits of Going Barefoot at a Young Age

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Parents who often worry about their children going barefoot outside don’t have to worry anymore. The cause of injury to those who are barefoot is low, unless you are located in the city where pathwalks may have sharp objects, or plan to walk on unsafe and unflat surfaces. Skin is also designed to keep out any germs and bacteria, so …

Barefoot Running

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Barefoot running is becoming a more and more popular running trend throughout the running and jogging communities. However, running without shoes also affects the motions of your stride. When barefoot running, choosing to run without shoes is not the only adjustment you will have to make. Whenever you run normally with shoes, your heel strikes the ground first as you …


Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a commonly known ailment of the feet in which the feet are afflicted with symptoms of pain and discomfort on the heel. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fasciia, which stretches along the bottom of the foot. The condition can be caused by flat feet, ill-fitting footwear, standing for too long, a sports injury, …

Plantar Fasciitis

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The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches across the bottom length of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue becomes inflamed, causing heel pain and discomfort during physical activity. Although the condition is completely treatable, traditional methods can take up to a year to start becoming effective. Plantar fasciitis is caused by a …

Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz - President of Manasota Podiatric Medical Association

Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz Elected President of the Manasota Podiatric Medical Association

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Leading area Podiatrist is the first woman to be elected to lead the organization, which serves as the Manatee & Sarasota County component to the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Sarasota, FL — April 5, 2016 — Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz of West Coast Podiatry Center has been unanimously elected to lead the Manasota Podiatric Medical Association, making her the organization’s first female President. …

Ankle Sprains

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Although ankle sprains may not be as serious as a broken ankle, they should be given immediate attention and care. An ankle sprain can lead to a significant amount of pain, as well as limited mobility. They are often characterized by the swelling and discoloration of the skin. This occurs when the ligaments are stretched beyond their limits. The simple …


Kate Winslet Does Scene with Broken Toe Injury

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Actress Kate Winslet has broken her toe while filming for the upcoming movie, Triple 9, but persevered and wore high heels for her character’s role. The accident occurred when a heavy chair fell onto the knuckle of Winslet’s big toe as an extra knocked it over. Winslet spoke about her accident, which occurred when she was acting in a scene …