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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 ...

COVID TOES

By now, everyone knows the common symptoms of the COVID-19 infection: cough, fever, shortness of breath. However, several less common symptoms have recently been reported. ...

Arthroscopy of the ankle

Performing surgery through a small tube? This would have been considered science fiction a century ago. Now, surgery through small scopes is commonplace. This includes ...

Warts of the foot and leg

Verruca vulgaris! That sounds like a spell cast by Harry Potter, or a witch’s curse! This horrible- sounding phrase is the medical term for the ...

IF the Shoe Fits

Humans have worn shoes for the last 30,000 years. Although shoe shapes and materials have changed, the basic function of the shoe in protecting the ...

HEEL PAIN IN CHILDREN

Sean, at 12 years of age, was the star forward on his soccer team. The season started out well, but after the second game, Sean ...

SOCCER AND YOUR FEET

Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world. According to FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, over 240 million worldwide play soccer. Billions ...

Fungus Toenails

Thick, ugly toenails. Everyone has seen them, nobody wants them! People often associate these unhealthy nails with fungal infection. In truth, about 40-50% of thick, ...