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Selecting the Right Shoes

Footwear serves several useful functions, including protecting our feet, cushioning our body weight, providing comfort and, of course, adding a fashionable element to our wardrobe choices. However, selecting the proper footwear can also make a difference in your overall foot health. 

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Ankle Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and of the more than 100 forms of this painful condition, many can affect the ankle. In fact, almost half of people in their 60s and 70s have arthritis of the foot and/or ankle, but not all of them have symptoms. Unfortunately, arthritis cannot be cured, but it can be managed with a range of treatment options specifically designed to relieve symptoms and slow progression.

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Often it can be challenging to know whether your ankle or foot injury requires a visit to the emergency room or if you can be treated in an orthopedic specialist’s office.

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Covid – 19 Update: Telemedicine Available

I wanted to send a message on our efforts to continue orthopedic care in the midst of the COVID 19 epidemic. Serving our community is the highest priority of the…

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Orthopedic Laser Therapy: Five Fast Facts

Nilssen Orthopedics is very excited to be the first provider group in the Panhandle to offer a ground-breaking, non-opioid therapy for the management of chronic and acute pain: Orthopedic Laser Therapy

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An Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. As people are developing the loss of cartilage…

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Dr. Sonya Ahmed to Cover US Olympic Team During the 2019 World Beach Games

Dr. Sonya Ahmed, a board-certified and fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon and Partner at the Nilssen Orthopedics Ankle and Foot Center, is proud to announce that she will provide orthopaedic…

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5 Things to do After an Auto Accident

The process of filing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits begins immediately following an accident, so you need to make sure you take all the right steps to set yourself up for success.

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Personal Injury: Benefits of Going to an Orthopedic Specialist Versus the ER

Seeking medical attention will help if you are forced to make a personal injury claim. However, there is a big difference between going to an orthopedic specialist and an emergency room following an accident.

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