Injury Prevention in Youth Soccer Elle Farajian, D.P.M. FACFAS Published October 2018 in ACFAP Quarterly (American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics) PDF of the ACFAP Quarterly Soccer is the world's most popular sport with more than 265 million amateur players registered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ( FIFA). The popularity of this [...]
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Here in southern California lots of people are walking around in flip-flops and sandals much of the year. This can cause a lot of dryness in the heel area and eventually cause unsightly cracks. Watch this video about how to get smooth again:
Have you checked out your condition on Dr. Google? If so, you're not alone! The internet provides lots of useful information but sometimes there's also lots of incorrect information. We get patients all the time that are following terrible advice from the internet. Soaking your feet in baking soda to get rid of [...]
Infected toenails are difficult to treat and instructions have to be followed carefully to see good results. Ideally, we want to see clear, healthy toenails growing after six months to a year (depending on how fast your nails grow). There are 30 million people suffering from this condition in the US alone, so don't feel [...]
Those cute flip-flops and dressy flat sandals you have in your closet could be responsible for your foot and ankle pain. Doctors are concerned about how frequently we're wearing shoes without proper arch support. "You don't have the arch support. A lot of times people develop osteoarthritis in what we call the midtarsal joint or [...]
When you go in for your pedicure, there are some do's and don'ts that you should know. "Very common problem of pedicures is getting a nail fungus," says podiatrist Gary Evans. He is the one people go to when their pedicure goes wrong. "When you're in a nail salon, remember, millions or hundreds of people [...]
Ladies, we get so many of you in our office complaining about getting nail fungus from your nail salon. Dr. Farajian always recommends that you get a medical pedicure instead of a salon pedicure, whenever possible. The basins are themselves full of bacteria even after the sterilization due to the drain pipes, which can't be [...]
Christmas is coming up and we at Family Foot Ankle want your feet to be at their best, especially after all the parties are over. If you're going to be attending a lot of parties and functions, then you can avoid those painful sore feet by carrying an extra pair of comfortable shoes right in [...]
When was the last time you had your foot measured to check your shoe size? If the answer is more than a year ago, there is a good chance your shoes are causing you some kind of pain, from pinched toes to unsightly calluses. Foot shape and size can change in small but meaningful ways [...]
Did you know that eighty-eight percent of women wear shoes that are too small for their feet, and that fifty-five percent have painful bunions? Bunions are a deformity of the bone on the side of yoru feet, often very painful, just below your big toe. What happens is that the big toe is squeezed in [...]