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Renewed Certification for ABFAS

Congratulations! Dr, Shapiro Board Certification has been renewed for an additional ten years by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Shapiro first achieved Board Certification in 2003. He has been board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery for twenty years and has been a Diplomate

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Common Signs Your Heel Pain is Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the wide band of connective tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your toes to your heel. It plays an important role in everyday life by supporting your arch and absorbing stress brought on by exercise and daily activities. When this fibrous tissue becomes irritated or inflamed, however,

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Spartan World Championship

Join us in wishing one of our physicians, Dr. Joe Ades, good luck as he competes in the Spartan Race World Championships on December 3rd 2022. The race, which includes the best Spartan Racers from around the world, will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The race is a half marathon with thirty-three

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Now Offering Lapiplasty!

We are pleased to announce that all doctors in our office are offering Lapiplasty as an effective treatment option for bunions. This 3D bunion correcting treatment gets to the root cause of the condition and gets you back on your feet quickly. If you’d like to learn more about the procedure and treatment option, we

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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 at Foot & Ankle Associates

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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