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The Plantar Plate Tear

Causes and Prevention What is the Plantar Plate? Located in the foot, just beneath where the toes meet the rest of the foot, are the plantar plates. These ligaments are responsible for most of the weight bearing and balance in the human body. Plantar plates are essentially the ball of your foot, and are associated...... read more

5 Ways People with High Arches Can Avoid Foot Pain

Anyone with high foot arches knows the pain that they can cause. Everything from wearing heels to un-supportive flats can cause a problem. As the experts in foot and ankle health, we at Renova Foot and Ankle have the information and support available to help patients avoid foot pain. If you have high arches and...... read more

Support Your Feet In Style This Summer

Throughout the summer people wear a wide variety of footwear, ranging from super-casual flip-flops to strappy heels. But although these shoes may be stylish and more comfortable in the hot sun, many summery shoes pose risks to the health of your feet. The longer you stick to “bad shoes,” the greater your ...... read more

10 Stretches to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injury

Like any part of the body, your feet and ankles need exercise to stay healthy and limber. Foot pain can arise when we demand a lot from our feet—walking and standing for hours at a time—but forget to give them the care and attention they need. To prevent issues like Plantar Fasciitis, tightness in the...... read more

5 True Facts about Bunions

If there is one thing you should know about bunions, it’s that most of what you think you know about them is probably wrong. Don’t let misinformation prevent you from seeking the treatment you need. To help dispel popular myths, here are five true facts about bunions that you should know. 1. Bunions are caused...... read more

10 Awesome Low Impact Workouts

Why do low impact exercise? The reasons are endless. To begin with, it’s better on your joints, it lowers your risk of repetitive strain injuries like Achilles tendinitis, and it is much easier on your feet—especially if you have naturally high or low arches. But one of the greatest things about low impact ...... read more

5 Reasons to Do Low Impact Exercise

Many active people shy away from low impact exercise, fearing that it won’t offer a rigorous enough workout. However, low impact activities offer numerous benefits. No matter what your fitness goals are, there are plenty of low impact activities that you can add to your schedule or use to replace a more risky ...... read more

Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

Staying active is a necessary and fun way to stay healthy. But when it comes to sports, it’s important to know the risk of injury that you and your family face. Knowing how to prevent common sports injuries is an important way to lower your risk. If these measures fail, however, you’ll need to know...... read more

5 Ways to Prevent Your Child’s Sports Injury

You may not be surprised to learn that the number of kids suffering from sports injury is on the rise. According to the CDC, over 3.5 million kids below the age of 14 receive medical treatment for sports related injuries every year. The good news is that these injuries can be prevented. In fact, the...... read more

5 Shoes That Don’t Look Like Orthotics

Often, when people think of orthotic shoes, they imagine shoes with lots of support and very little style. But the two shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. After all, health and beauty really do go hand-in-hand! Luckily, many designers out there agree. While there is no “one size fits all” solution for orthotic ...... read more