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5 Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

Man hands giving foot massage to yourself after a long walk, suffering from pain in heel, plantar fasciitis.

The first and most noticeable symptom of plantar fasciitis is often a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel. It can be stronger when you first get out of bed and start walking, gradually easing up throughout the day, or it could be a constant pain as you go about your daily activities. Either way, this…

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Is COVID-19 Making You Reconsider Joint Surgery?

Man with strong athletic legs holding knee with his hands in pain. Injury during a running workout training on running track.

The prospect of surgery can be daunting, but the current pandemic is causing many who suffer from painful joints to reconsider surgery. These delays could lead to loss of function, more pain and an increased risk of further damage. Fortunately, safety measures mean you can have your much-needed surgery with minimal risk of contracting the…

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Is it Gout or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Woman massaging her painful foot, red hilighted on pain area.

Gout is a very painful form of inflammatory arthritis. The attacks can have a sudden onset and are characterized by swelling, redness and intense pain. Another major symptom is that it most commonly occurs in the foot, particularly at the base of the big toe. Gout can occur in other areas of the foot and…

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The Importance of Orthopedic Second Opinions

Medical Treatments Foster City CA

An orthopedic injury or condition can greatly impact your mobility and quality of life. Whether you tore a tendon playing a contact sport or you are struggling with a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis, determining the best treatment option is an important decision. There are many orthopedic specialists that can offer their advice on a treatment…

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Telltale Symptoms of Arthritis in the Knees

Man with strong athletic legs holding knee with his hands in pain. Injury during a running workout training on running track.

Recognizing the potential signs of arthritis in the knees could save you a lot of future pain. These symptoms can present individually or with more than one symptom at a time. You may not feel concerned about early symptoms if they are not as severe or frequent. However, the more debilitating symptoms of arthritis can…

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Baker’s Cysts Facts

Sports Injury Fremont, CA

William Morrant Baker was a 19th century surgeon who first described the condition termed “Baker’s Cyst.” It is also called a popliteal cyst. It forms when excess synovial fluid accumulates in the hollow at the back of the knee joint and forms a bulge. It does not necessarily develop with symptoms other than the protrusion;…

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Limb Lengthening: Growing Up a Little More

Group of young sporty men playing basketball.

There is a lot to be said for being taller. In fact, research has shown that there are many benefits of being a tall person. Until fairly recently, if life dealt you the short card, you were stuck with it. Now, thanks to amazing medical and technical advancements, your dream of being taller may become…

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Keep It Moving

Sports Injury Fremont, CA

Life as we know it has changed, maybe forever. Much of what was taken for granted not long ago now seems like just a memory of the past. For many, this includes such simple things as working out in the gym. The regular routine of grabbing your gym bag and heading out for a good…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Telemedicine/Virtual Appointment

Telemedicine has been around for a while. Its use as a primary means of doctoring for non-emergency visits is reaching unprecedented heights during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person visits are the ideal, of course; however, more clinics and private practices are choosing the telemedicine and virtual appointment alternative as way to minimize exposure…

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4 Things You Should Know About Arthritis in Your Elbow

Woman with pain in elbow, joint inflammation on gray background.

You do not have any idea how important the joints in your elbows are until they become compromised with pain and/or limited mobility. This complex hinge in your arm consists of the humerus, radius and ulna bones and three different articulations working together: the proximal radioulnar joint, radio capitellar joint and the ulnohumeral joint. These…

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