Archive for February, 2020

Custom Insoles Relieve Foot Pain

It is estimated that one in four people are affected by foot pain. Foot pain occurs for a number of reasons, including arthritis, deformities, such as bunions, and high arches. Foot pain is more common among older adults. What many people may not realize is that custom-made insoles (orthotics) can relieve pain. Custom-made insoles are individually formed from […]

High Heel Hints for Healthy Happy Feet

High heels are a vital part of every diva’s wardrobe. For many women, shoes that look “so cute!” can turn out to cause ugly foot problems and pain. Blisters, corns, calluses, aching feet, and even back pain can all result from high heels. Fortunately, the American Podiatric Medical Association offers tips for wearing the shoes […]

Mobilization Appears Beneficial Following Ankle Fracture Surgery

Ankle fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, especially among young males and older females. About 50% of ankle fractures require surgery to reposition the bones for healing. Traditionally, casts are used to prevent the ankle from moving and protect it while it heals. The lack of movement can lead to ankle pain, […]

New! Metal-Free Total Ankle Replacement

A ground-breaking technique means that people with ankle arthritis have a new option for total ankle replacement that does not involve metal implants or bone fusion. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 20% of adults have diagnosed arthritis, and that number is expected to increase significantly in the future. Ankle arthritis can cause considerable […]

Pain Medication without Gastrointestinal or Cardiovascular Side Effects

You are an active tennis player but cannot return to the court since you sprained your ankle. Or perhaps you have battled osteoarthritis in your knees for the past few decades. Maybe rheumatoid arthritis causes crippling joint pain in your mother’s hands. What can you do about the pain? Only 5 years ago doctors, patients, […]

US Veterans with Diabetes & Mental Health Issues at Higher Risk for Amputation

Diabetes can lead to many health complications, including toe, foot, and lower leg amputation. People with diabetes need to vigilantly work to control their blood sugar levels and monitor their feet for any changes. Researchers have found that US Veterans with diabetes and mental health issues have a higher risk of major amputations (toes, foot, […]

Don’t Let Jack Frost Nip Your Nose or Toes

Cold winter temperatures heralded an early start to winter in most parts of the United States this year, including locations known for their tropical sunshine.  Freezing temperatures and cold wind chills can harm exposed skin, especially for people with poor circulation or dehydration.  During prolonged cold exposure, the body automatically sends more blood flow to […]

Sprains and Strains – Simple Steps to Get You Back to the Things You Love Faster

Whether you’re an athlete or a couch potato who hasn’t seen a gym in a while, soft-tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, and bruises can happen to anybody at any time. A weekend outing gone awry, too much time doing yard work or bent over a computer,  even playing Frisbee on the beach can leave […]

Summer Sports Tips: Preventing Golf Injuries

Golf is one of the most popular recreational sports in the US today. It is also a leading cause of injury. Most “weekend” golfers develop injury problems from poor swing mechanics and or poor conditioning. Professional golfers and those who play very often can run into problems from overuse. Here are some helpful tips designed […]

Sports Tips: Preventing Tennis Injuries

It’s that time of year again when people start hitting the court in droves. It’s also a time when doctors report more tennis-related injuries. Tennis injuries can occur from poor conditioning, improper equipment, a poor swing or overuse. By staying fit, using the correct racket, and “listening” to your body, you can enjoy tennis for […]

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Utah Foot and Ankle

Our goal here at Utah Foot and Ankle is protect the health of both our patients and staff members. We will continue caring for our patients while strictly adhering to the precautionary measures per the COVID-19 CDC guidelines. Our offices will be open 8:30AM – 5:00 PM.

To further assist patients during these uncertain times, we will be offering virtual consultations which can be scheduled by emailing us at: [email protected] COVID-19 is dynamic situation so we will closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis as new findings emerge.

Together we will focus on remaining healthy!

Sincerely,
Dr. Doug Toole, MD & Dr. Taylor Wright