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What is a Jones Fracture? The Jones fracture is a foot fracture at the base of the 5th metatarsal.  This is the bone that is in the middle on the outside of the foot and connects to the pinky toe. What is the history behind its name? We call it a Jones fracture, because it is Sir Dr. Robert Jones who...

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The Don Juan Fracture    The calcaneus is foot’s biggest bone, also known as the heel bone. Did you know that it is the most commonly fractured tarsal bone of the foot?  Its structure could be compared to an egg: it has a hard, rigid shell, known as the cortical bone, and a soft center, made up of cancellous bone....

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Cycling Orthotics Cycling orthotics, one of the most important pieces of cycling equipment, often go overlooked. Selecting a bicycle that meets your specific needs is an important step in cycling. However, proper cycling shoes are one of the most important pieces of cycling equipment that often go overlooked. Cycling shoes must be stable to efficiently transfer power from...

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This fun bun-ion quiz has been brought to you by your friendly neighborhood podiatrist, Dr. Kristian Jeffress, DPM. 1.  What is a bunion?   A bunion is an enlargement of the of the bone and soft tissue surrounding the big toe. This makes your foot look like you have a bump on the inside of the...
This series will explore the most common running injuries, their treatment, and prevention. In this entry, stress fractures.

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