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Welcome Dr. Kristin Kirby!

We are proud to announce the latest physician to join our team, Dr. Kristin Kirby! After graduating from Columbia College in South Carolina, Dr. Kirby received her graduate degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. She also focused on foot trauma, ankle surgery, sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage during a three-year

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FAA Sponsors Go Beyond Challenge

Foot & Ankle Associates recently sponsored a table at the 1st Annual GoBeyond Challenge on November 7, 2015. Dr. Joe Ades and Dr. Francesca Zappasodi participated at the event.  GoBeyond is a rundraising arm of Above & Beyond.  To learn more about the mission of Above & Beyond, please visit the website at http://abovebeyond.cc.  Foot

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Welcome Dr. Zappasodi

We are proud to introduce our newest physician at Foot & Ankle Associates, Dr. Francesca Zappasodi. Dr. Zappasodi recently moved from Orlando, Florida where she completed a three-year surgical residency program in foot and ankle surgery at Florida Hospital East Orlando.  She also served as chief resident during her surgical training at the well-regarded podiatric

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Hypocure Subtalar Implant for Flat Feet

The shape of your feet and its effects on foot function has been well documented.  Specifically Flat Feet can cause an increase pressure in the soft tissues that support the twenty eight plus bones in one’s feet.  Flat Feet has been shown to increase the stress experienced because of abnormal shape and abnormal motion (excessive pronation). If

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Orthotics

Do you have pain in your feet? Have you ever tried an orthotic to treat this pain? Many people have bought orthotics or shoe inserts from a sporting goods store or drug store to try and treat their foot pain and for many people these temporary generic orthotics do provide some relief. But for others

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PRP Therapy for Heel Pain

Do you have or know anyone with Chronic Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur Syndrome) or Achilles Tendon ailments?  These respective problems are usually managed quite well with conservatives measures, such as avoidance of non supportive shoes, anti-inflammatories, ample rest, stretching, and avoidance of aggravating activities.   In rare instances, if first and second line of treatments

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Foot & Ankle Associates Welcomes New Physician

Dr. James Robinson recently moved from Youngstown, Ohio where he completed a three year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Valley Care Health System, one of the oldest and most well-regarded podiatric residency programs in the United States.  Dr. Robinson received his doctorate of podiatric medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine

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Footwear

Proper footwear can reduce foot problems From ancient Egyptian times down through the centuries, footwear has been designed to meet mankind’s real and perceived needs—protection, support, comfort, sturdiness, and stylishness. Feet endure tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons on them. They are subject

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Hammertoes

What Is Hammertoe? Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time. In the earlier stages,

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Foot & Ankle Injuries

Immediate Treatment Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician. This advice is universal, even though there are lots

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