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Five Common Foot & Ankle Conditions

The feet are the base of the human body and can influence the function of everything above them. Discomfort or deformity in the foot, ankle or toes can be detrimental to self-confidence, balance,...

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Q&A With Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Alexis Dixon

Board-eligible orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Alexis Dixon joined DISC Sports & Spine Center on September 12, 2016. Having recently completed a fellowship with Dr. James W. Brodsky at the...

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DISC Taps Two New Surgeons With Extensive Training and Unique Specializations

DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC), California’s premier medical group providing the full scope of spinal care, orthopedics, pain management and conservative treatments, augments its respected...

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Dr. Vokshoor Issues 10 Tips for Staying Safe While Surfing

Dr. Amir Vokshoor isn't just a neurological spine surgeon, he's also an avid surfer who knows firsthand the potential perils of spending a day on the waves. To help spread the word on surfing safety,...

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WATCH: Dr. Matsuda Discusses Hip Injuries on WestsideToday

Hip injuries aren't just for the elderly. Dr. Dean Matsuda, Director of DISC's Hip Arthroscopy Center of Excellence, discusses why it's becoming more and more common for him to see younger patients,...

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Dr. Hooman Melamed: Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Hooman Melamed is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive spine surgery who specializes in stem cell therapy and the correction of failed back surgery. Dr....

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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