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PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a non-surgical technique to restore health to injured structures like tendons, joints, or muscles. It is your own blood, passed through a process that concentrates the platelets, and healing factors. This is then carefully injected back into the injured area, and this then helps to speed up the healing, […]

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One of the problems we see at Twin Cities Foot and Ankle Clinic is that some people are too embarrassed to show their feet, even to the doctor.  There is one patient I recall who never went barefoot, because growing up, feet were treated as “private parts”, never to be shown.  This is cultural for […]

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One of the most common complaints seen in patients coming to foot and ankle specialists is heel pain.   A 2010 study estimated that 5 million people are being treated for heel pain at any given time.  ¹ There are many causes of heel pain.  The most common is Plantar Fasciitis. One tool we have at […]

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Julio Jones and Turf Toe

Atlanta Falcon’s wide receiver, considered by some to be the best wide receiver in the NFC, is considering surgery for his turf toe injury.  What is Turf Toe? According to WebMD, “ ‘Turf toe’ is the common term used to describe a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint. Although it’s commonly associated […]

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We have been posting some videos of patient care on You Tube that some viewers find quite interesting.  This one  shows a patient in her 50’s with an injured toenail.  After losing the toenail, it began to grow back quite thick.  She then became very embarrassed to show it to anyone, and was unable to trim […]

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