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Hit the trails safely

Hiking is a great way to get exercise and fresh air while experiencing the beauty of changing seasons. Hiking-related injuries can range from relatively minor ...

Back to school backpack injuries

The children are returning to school soon, and all will be carrying their backpacks! Unfortunately, backpacks are often a source of injury, and many recent ...

Love those flip-flops?

Flip-flops sandals of every color, design, and material are always popular in the summertime for everyone. But, while these types of sandals are fun, they ...

Summer running: Beware the sun

Running in the Florida summer presents its own set of challenges.  Many runners decrease their mileage during this time of year, while others change their  ...

Golfers: Don’t be handicapped with foot pain

This summer when you head to your favorite golf course, make sure  your feet are in shape before you approach the tee. Many golfers don’t ...

Safety Tips For Barefoot Summer

Whether you are walking on the beach, wandering your local park, or enjoying your own backyard, going barefoot on your adventure is one of the ...

Keep Young Athletes Injury Free

The majority of athletic injuries affect the foot, leg, or ankle. This is true in both adults and children.To reduce the incidence of sports injuries ...

Foot problems in children

When it comes to the feet, children are not “little adults”. Although they may suffer from some of the same conditions as adults, their presentations ...

It’s Only an Ankle Sprain

Ankle injuries are some of the most common injuries in the body. Often, these injuries are sprains, or damage to the ligaments that hold the ...

PREGNANCY and YOUR FEET

While the joy of motherhood may be one of life’s most precious gifts, expectant mothers have to endure the rigors of pregnancy before they can ...

FLATFOOT IN CHILDREN

“Flatfoot” in children is a very controversial and misunderstood topic.  It can range from a very mild, insignificant variation of gait to a severely deforming ...

Exercise as Medicine

“Walking in man’s best medicine.” –Hippocrates (Father of Medicine, 466-370 BC) “Exercise is the best preserver of health”. –Nicolas Andry (Father of Orthopedics, 1743) “Football ...

Lower extremity injuries in tennis, racquetball, and pickleball

The 3 most popular racquet sports are tennis, racquetball, and pickleball. Each sport has specific injuries, but they share common injuries as well. Because all ...

Your one-stop place for the foot and ankle

Melbourne Podiatry Associates is your “one-stop place” for all of your foot and ankle problems.  You don’t have to go anywhere else! We offered the ...

Dermatology of the lower extremity

What is the largest organ of the body?  This is a famous medical school trivia question.  The answer, surprisingly, is the skin!  The skin, also ...

Sports-Specific Footwear Gives Kids a Boost

In this day  and age, sports are more popular than ever in children of all ages.  But did you know that picking the right shoe ...

El calzado especifico para un deporte determinado ayuda enormemente a los ninos

En la actualidad, los deportes son mas populares que nunca entre los ninos de todas las edades. Pero, ?sabia usted que elegir el calzado adecuado ...

Consejos para la compra de calzado infantile

Todos los padres que hacer: corer a la zapateria mas cercana para que sus hijos usen los zapatos de ultima moda para la escuela, para ...

Children’s shoe shopping tips

Parents everywhere know the drill–running to the nearest shoe store to outfit their children in the latest pair of shoes for school, play, or both.  ...

It’s only a broken toe

It’s only a broken toe. There is no treatment. Just tape it to the next one. This is what we hear daily. Unfortunately, however, it ...