Whether you have the slightest hint of heel pain or a more crippling condition like neuropathy, we sincerely hope that you will think of visiting the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group for help. If you don’t need to make an appointment just yet, that’s where our blog comes in handy. Every week, we try to post timely, relevant news on everything related to your feet, including articles on sports injuries, orthotics, and arthritis. That way, you can treat some of your small issues at home and learn more about how to prevent major problems in the feet and ankles.  

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  • Caring for Your Ankle Pain Ankle pain, whether acute or chronic, needs prompt attention from a medical expert. Our team of podiatric and orthopedic specialists can help you prevent complications and get you better quickly.
  • Diabetic Wound Care Diabetes causes wide-ranging problems throughout the human body. With an increased risk of kidney failure, blindness, heart attacks, and strokes, foot care might seem rather inconsequential. However, ignoring your feet is a serious mistake—and diabetic wounds are the reason!
  • How to Avoid Hand and Wrist Pain You rely on your hands and wrists to do many things—both activities you enjoy and want to do, and those you simply need to do. As such, it can be quite frustrating when you have pain in a hand or wrist. If you are already suffering from this kind of problem, the team at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group is ready to help you. These medical experts also have tips on how to avoid hand and wrist pain, and they’re happy to share them with you.
  • Stay Active with Joint Pain! Physical activity can have a big role in a successful arthritis treatment program. Our team can help you leave your arthritis pain in the past!
  • Bracing for the (March) Madness! It’s almost time for March Madness, which means incredible upsets, memorable moments, and (unfortunately) foot and ankle injuries. Out of all the injuries that can happen, ankle sprains tend to be rather common. When you suffer one—and just about everyone does at some point—appropriate treatment can prevent it from becoming a chronic condition.
  • Love Your Feet This Valentine’s Day When making your Valentine’s Day plans, don’t forget to show some love and appreciation for your hard-working feet! Help them look, feel, and even smell their best with these tips from McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group.
  • Low-Impact Exercises to Supplement Your Running Program You can receive professional treatment for foot and ankle running injuries at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group. Even better is to prevent them from happening by using low-impact exercises to supplement your running program.
  • Protect Your Feet with Running Shoes, Socks, and Orthotics No matter if you're starting a running program for a New Year’s resolution or you’re an experienced running veteran – you need to protect your feet. Find out how shoes, socks, and orthotics can make a big difference!
  • 5k Resolutions Looking to start running in 2018? The good news is that you have many options for 5k races. Dr. McDowell gives you advice on how to start.
  • Highlighting Sacramento Holiday Events The team at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group take a little time to highlight some of the local holiday events you and your family may want to catch this season
  • Reconstructive Surgery Following a Sports Ankle Injury The team at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group offer comprehensive foot and ankle services, including reconstructive surgeries following sports ankle injuries.
  • Preventing Diabetic Wounds Diabetic wounds can become dangerous diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. McDowell discusses measures you can take to prevent them from developing.

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  • 6620 Coyle Avenue, Suite 202
    Carmichael, CA 95608
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