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It Only Takes One: Preventing Falls Before They Happen

It Only Takes One: Preventing Falls Before They Happen

Falls are a leading cause of injuries, especially among older adults, often resulting in fractures, sprains, and a loss of confidence. At Sierra Foot and Ankle, we understand the pivotal role that foot and ankle health play in maintaining balance and preventing...

How to Prevent Hiking Injuries of the Feet and Ankles

How to Prevent Hiking Injuries of the Feet and Ankles

If you love exploring the outdoors, you can’t do much better than living right here in northern Nevada and the Carson Valley! The Carson Valley Trails Association has helped create and actively maintains more than 50 miles of public trails throughout six systems,...

Do I Have a Bruised Toenail or an Infection?

Do I Have a Bruised Toenail or an Infection?

Discolored toenails can be concerning, but it’s not always obvious at first what caused it—or the best way to treat it. Dr. Victoria Melhuish explains the difference between bruised nails and fungal infections, as well as some other possible diagnoses.

Maintaining Diabetic Foot Care at Home

Maintaining Diabetic Foot Care at Home

Humans, largely, are creatures of habit. So when something—such as the COVID-19 pandemic—causes the way we live our lives to shift, it can disrupt many parts of our lives. One area where this especially counts is with diabetic foot care. Without daily attention and...

Daily Tips for Managing Heel Pain

Daily Tips for Managing Heel Pain

Heel pain — If you have it, odds are that you have it every day—likely starting first thing in the morning! When it comes to persistent heel pain, the best course of action is to see a professional to determine and properly address the underlying causes. There are...

Blasting Myths on Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Blasting Myths on Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Heel pain is a very common problem that we see, and plantar fasciitis is one of the most common diagnoses. If you are seeking help for your heel pain, don’t be surprised to hear this term come up! But common problems are often surrounded by a swirl of myth and...

What Should I Do About My Flat Feet?

What Should I Do About My Flat Feet?

Are your arches flat as a pancake? You may have more company in that category than you think. A 2012 survey from the Institute for Preventative Foot Health found that about 12 percent of American adults had either naturally flat feet or fallen arches. Other studies...

Do Not Let Achilles Tendinitis Put a Freeze to Your Season

Do Not Let Achilles Tendinitis Put a Freeze to Your Season

If you are a runner or other outdoor enthusiast around here, you must admit we’re pretty lucky compared to other places. Things can get cold, certainly, but we rarely get plunged into a deep enough freeze to put a major halt to routines. If you’re able to add some...

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