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Bunion

A bunion (hallux valgus) is a painful, bony prominence on the joint at the base of the big toe. While it looks like a bump, it is truly a malalignment of the first bone of the great toe with the...

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Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot’s natural arch and acts as a shock absorber for the rest of...

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Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a deformity that can occur in any of the three middle toes in which the toe is bent down at the middle joint, causing pain or immobility of the affected toe.

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Avoiding Common Spine Injuries When Golfing

Last month, Dr. Hamid Mir authored an article that was published in the Newport Beach Independent. The article focused on recognizing and preventing injuries commonly associated with golfing. The...

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How Do You Know a Disc Has Ruptured?

Have you ever wondered if your back pain is "normal"? Dr. Rojeh Melikian is here to help! A ruptured, also called "herniated" or "slipped", disc can be extremely painful, but the pain may be felt in...

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Dr. Matsuda Discusses his Research Efforts and How They Aid in Patient Care

 

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Matsuda

Dr. Dean K. Matsuda is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of hip arthroscopy and hip preservation, having developed multiple new surgical procedures and enabling instruments. As a surgeon, he’s at...

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Dr. Bray Shares Insights into Outpatient Care with Becker's ASC Review

Fourteen years ago, Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. founded DISC Sports & Spine Center as the first ambulatory surgery center in the nation to emphasize high-acuity cases in an outpatient environment. Since...

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Dr. Bray Discusses The Evolution of Sports Medicine With Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. founded DISC Sports & Spine Center with the vision of building an integrative group of highly specialized physicians, offering comprehensive spinal and orthopedic care to all,...

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Dr. Bulczynski Offers Advice on How to Get Back In Summer Shape Safely

Safe Summer Shape: DISC Sports & Spine Center Issues Recommendations on Avoiding Injuries When Resuming Exercise

With spring well underway, throngs of Americans are expected to start or resume...

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Dr. Melikian Discusses 5 Signs Your Osteoporosis May Be Worse Than You Thought

Loss of bone density, commonly referred to as osteopenia or osteoporosis, is one of the most common problems of aging. Osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million broken bones annually, resulting in an...

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Dr. Melamed Offers Tips on Avoiding ‘Text Neck’ and Other Electronic Device-Related Spinal Problems

America’s growing use of electronic devices has literally become a pain in the neck. With the average adult spending more than 11 hours per day engrossed in some form of electronic media, our bodies...