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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  • Talking Treatment Options for Chronic Hip Pain Not all roads lead to surgery—or joint replacement! The orthopedics team at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group discuss your treatment options for hip pain.
  • Orthopedic Running Injuries: What Should You Do About Them? Running is a great way to stay in shape, but it also comes with a high risk of injury for your knees, hips and even back!
  • How to Avoid Common Foot Problems This Summer Don’t let these common foot problems keep you from enjoying your summer fun! Read our blog to find out how you can best care for your feet during this warmer season.
  • Knee Pain While Running? Here’s What You Can Do If you are experiencing knee pain, the culprit is most likely your feet. Don’t believe us? Well, read our blog to find out why that is – along with what we can do to help.
  • Introducing … Our New Office! McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group is pleased to announce that our new office in Roseville, CA is open and already taking appointments!
  • Is Foot Surgery Right For You? Is foot surgery the right course of action for you? Dr. Gavin Ripp at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group discusses how to tell if this treatment option is the next best step to relieve your foot and ankle pain!
  • 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.

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  • 6620 Coyle Avenue, Suite 202
    Carmichael, CA 95608
  • Phone: 916-961-3434
  • Fax: 916-961-0540
  • Toll Free: 888-447-0733
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