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The best shoes to buy for your feet this Christmas

I was watching a television the other day when a commercial for a department store caught my attention. In the commercial, a mom celebrates ask her kids open their Christmas presents, surprised at how their cool mom got them the exact pair of shoes that they wanted! While the commercial stood out to me as […]

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Are you suffering from shin splints and don’t know it?

Although a shin splint is commonly used to describe various pains between the ankle and the knee, it actually refers to a specific inflammatory condition of the tibia — a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. Causes The most common causes of shin splints include excessive running, poor conditioning and over-pronation (flattening of the arch). […]

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Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and it’s one of the most common foot or ankle issues we treat at University Foot & Ankle. Doctors in Nashville and Franklin are consistently referring patients to us who’ve been suffering from heel pain for a while, but haven’t ever taken the steps to […]

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How To: Save your feet during the Holidays

The holidays are here which means your days are full of working, running errands, shopping, wrapping presents, visiting family, and all of the other Holiday traditions. The madness of holiday shopping and traveling can add up to painful feet. Luckily, there are some very easy steps you can take to alleviate pain and reduce swelling. […]

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2 Foot Conditions to watch for this winter

As the days grow shorter and colder weather moves in, the affects can be felt on every part of our body, including our feet. Hopefully you have found the right winter shoes and put your flip-flops and sandals away for the season.  Winter is here and this season has it’s own set of foot problems.  […]

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Dr. Gannon named to Make-A-Wish Board of Directors

University Foot & Ankle Center’s own Dr. Caroline Gannon was recently nominated and appointed to the Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Serving as the lead medical contact for the wish granting committee, Dr. Gannon will support the Foundation and board by continuing to build connections between Make-A-Wish and […]

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Get rid of nail fungus and be proud of your feet again

Nail fungus is a topic that most people don’t like to discuss, but its one that affects nearly 1 in 4 Americans. While most people are familiar with the cosmetic ramifications, if left untreated, the fungus could lead into a more serious infection. Up until this point, there were very few treatments for nail fungus […]

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HOW TO: Treat an Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, can happen to anyone. Often the problem is hereditary, but can be the result of improper footwear or improper nail care. Ingrown toenails can even result from harming your toe by dropping something on it or stubbing it on something hard. Most importantly, if you suspect an infection in your […]

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