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How to Pick a Comfortable Shoe

Look at your shoes—what are you wearing? How do they feel? For women, If you’re wearing heels and are feeling pain, then you’re not doing it right. And for men, if you have on tight, narrow shoes that are suffocating your feet, you’re definitely doing something wrong. The shoes you choose to wear every day

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New Bunion Procedure Offered By Dr. Kirby

Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle? Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. Ouch! A common misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be “shaved off”. In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint.

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Now Offering Telemedicine Visits!

No one can argue that the pandemic has drastically changed everyone’s way of life, some for better and some for worse. However, if there is any upside to the current situation, it’s the emergence of telemedicine visits. While not new, telemedicine visits are a great way to stay safe while still receiving top notch podiatry

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Running Shoe

Whether you are looking for your first pair of running shoes or a seasoned marathon runner, this blog post is dedicated to sharing the top 5 things to look for when purchasing running shoes. Finding the correct fit and comfort level is imperative to keeping your feet and ankles safe from injury. Believe it or

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Treatment Options for Bunions

Bunions can be a pesky issue, but luckily there are multiple treatment options available.  At Foot and Ankle Associates, we enjoy bringing you the most up to date knowledge on treatments⸺read on to learn more! Diagnosing Bunions Do you think you have a bunion? If you are experiencing swelling or redness near your big toe

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Proper Winter Footwear to Keep Your Feet Safe This Winter!

If you’re a North Carolina native like we are here at Foot & Ankle Associates, you know that the winter season brings an abundance of ice and rain; both of which can be a complete hassle! Did you know slipping on ice is one of the main causes of accidents for pedestrians during winter? We’ve

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Listen to Dr. Ade’s Podcast on Plantar Fasciitis

Our very own Dr. Ades recently did a podcast on Plantar Fasciitis, commonly caused by strain injury causing micro-tears to the ligament. If you’ve suffered from plantar fasciitis, are suffering, or merely just interested in the subject, we recommend you listen to it! Link can be found here. If you have questions after listening, don’t

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5 Common Foot Injuries for Athletes

While athletes have amazing endurance and disipline, they are not exempt from injury. The goal of this blog post is to help bring awareness to an injury you currently have as well as help prevent injury in the future. Below are the 5 most common foot injuries that athletes may experience: Blisters: Though not the

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What is a Plantar Wart? How is it Treated?

How People Get Plantar Warts  The name “plantar” is derived from the anatomical location of the wart, which is the sole of the foot. This type of wart manifests in small growths. Plantar warts are pushed into the skin through the pressure induced by walking or standing, making them even more aggravating.  Plantar warts are

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