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Foot & Ankle Pain? Learn about the causes and treatment for foot and ankle pain.

Dr. Daniel M. Dean shares the latest health information about advanced foot and ankle care, offering advanced treatment options to help you get back on your feet again.

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Bunions

    5 Ways to Prevent Bunions

    A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of your big toe. This deformity gradually occurs over time and can cause pain and discomfort. Proper foot care can help slow the development of bunions or even prevent them from forming. Here are five steps you can take to prevent bunions:

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  • The Benefits of Having Foot Surgery Over the Holidays

    The Benefits of Having Foot Surgery Over the Holidays

    When scheduling an elective foot surgery, you may want to consider having surgery over the holidays. It is true, you may choose to skip some gatherings and activities, but there is much to gain from having your surgery during this time. Now, with same-day surgery, you can recover in the comfort of your home the night of surgery for the majority of foot and ankle surgeries.

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  • Am I a Candidate for Ankle Replacement Surgery?

    Am I a Candidate for Ankle Replacement Surgery?

    The ankle joint is a small joint, and yet it works to help stabilize our entire body weight and support lower extremity movement. It’s no wonder that, over time, this joint might be affected by arthritis, as the smooth, protective cartilage on the bones wears away. This causes the bones to rub together and can be painful and destabilizing.

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  • Signs You Might Have a Broken Foot

    Signs You Might Have a Broken Foot

    If you have suffered a foot injury, it is important to consider how severe the injury is. It can be difficult to know whether your foot injury is something that can be treated with self-care, or something as serious as a bone fracture.

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  • Treatments for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

    Treatments for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

    Did you know that your posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important tendons in your leg?

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  • Benefits of Using Minimally Invasive Techniques in Bunion Surgery

    Benefits of Using Minimally Invasive Techniques in Bunion Surgery

    Since the 1940s, surgeons have been performing minimally invasive bunion surgery. However, these techniques have evolved over the last two decades, and we are now in our third generation of minimally invasive bunion correction, providing benefits to many patients.

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  • The Best Treatment Options for Heel Pain

    The Best Treatment Options for Heel Pain

    Did you know that your heel bone (calcaneus) is the largest bone in your foot? Heel pain is a common occurrence. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 2 million people each year seek treatment for plantar fasciitis – and that’s just one cause of heel pain.

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  • Modern Advancements in Ankle Reconstruction

    Modern Advancements in Ankle Reconstruction

    Medical advancement in ankle replacement is changing daily life for people suffering from severe ankle arthritis and that is a reason to celebrate.

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  • When Is the Right Time for Bunion Surgery?

    When Is the Right Time for Bunion Surgery?

    A bunion is a deformity at the base of the big toe that usually develops slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Over time, the normal position of the bone, tendons, and ligaments changes, resulting in the bunion.

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  • Benefits of Total Ankle Replacement

    Benefits of Total Ankle Replacement

    Every time you take a step, there are over 26 bones in your foot and ankle that combine into 33 joints that make each of those steps possible. When one of those joints is in pain, you know it. You can feel it with every step you take.

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