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Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

What Are the Best Shoes for Prevention and Care Of Plantar Fasciitis?
At Apache Foot & Ankle Specialists, we see 10-20 new cases of Plantar Fasciitis per week. What is Plantar Fasciitis? The Plantar Fascia is a long ligament that runs the entire bottom (plantar) aspect of the foot, and is one of the main support […]

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Orthotics: Eyeglasses for your Feet

Orthotics, or arch supports, are devices that slide into your normal shoes. Orthotics fall into two main categories: Accommodative and Functional. Accommodative orthotics simply make you more comfortable simply by alleviating areas of pressure. Functional orthotics allow for better alignment of the 28 bones of your foot, the tendons, and the muscles. Orthotics may also […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which affects many of your body systems. It can lead to blindness, kidney disease, disease of the nerves (neuropathy), blockage of the arteries (which may lead to a stroke or a heart attack), a weakening of the immune system, possible amputation, and a decreased overall life expectancy and quality of life.

So […]

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Gout—OUCH!!!

Gout is a very common and often very painful medical problem caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood stream. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purine metabolism. The amount of purines in the blood is determined by the amount produced by the body through breakdown of certain foods by liver enzymes, […]

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Heel Pain

Heel pain is a significant and common problem for patients in my practice. It can be debilitating and frustrating, and can occur from many different pathologies.

Common types of heel pain include plantar fasciitis (more commonly referred to as ‘heel spurs’ or ‘heel spur syndrome’), fractures, types of tendonitis, or nerve pain or entrapment. Each of […]

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