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5 Encouraging Facts About Plantar Fasciitis Feb 1st, 2022

When your heel hurts, it could be due to a number of different issues. However, one of the most common causes of a painful heel is plantar fasciitis. While this condition is common, it leads to a lot of pain and discomfort if you don’t treat it. At Phoenix Foot...

How Do I Know I Have a Neuroma? Jan 1st, 2022

When you have pain in your feet or toes, it makes your day-to-day tasks very difficult. Even if the pain comes and goes, it still poses a problem with the activities you love. There are a number of different conditions that can lead to pain in your feet, one of...

Is Achilles Tendinitis Curable? Dec 1st, 2021

High impact exercises like certain types of cardio and running are good for your health. But, while these are great ways to stay in shape, overdoing it can result in a painful condition known as achilles tendinitis. This condition makes it difficult to get around without excruciating pain in your...

5 Signs of a Diabetes-Related Foot Problems Nov 1st, 2021

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic health problem that affects the way your body uses glucose for energy. It’s also related to how your body uses insulin to regulate your blood sugar. Either way, diabetes affects more than just your blood sugar; it can affect other areas of your body as...

How is Avascular Necrosis Treated? Oct 1st, 2021

If you’ve ever broken a bone, the worst issue you have is being in a cast for a few weeks, right? Unfortunately, that’s just not true. A broken bone may lead to several other complications, including decreased blood supply to the affected bone. The result is avascular necrosis, or the...

What Is an Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus? Sep 1st, 2021

Your ankle plays an important role in your ability to do many tasks throughout the day. It takes on a lot of your weight when you’re up and about, so it’s no surprise that the bones and cartilage in your ankle can become damaged. One of the common causes of...

What Is an Ankle Fusion, and Is it Right for Me? Aug 2nd, 2021

Arthritis is a debilitating disease that can affect any joint in your body, but it’s especially bad when it affects your ankle joint. Conservative treatments for ankle arthritis may dampen the pain for a short time, but the pain often returns. If your arthritis is severe and nothing else has...

Wound Care at Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute Jul 12th, 2021

Heal that Wound Now! Having an open wound, increases the chances of infection. If you have a non healing wound on your lower extremity, it is essential that you act to get it healed as quickly as possible to prevent infection and further complications. If you have diabetes, you are...

What Is a Jones Fracture, and How Is it Treated? Jul 11th, 2021

Walking and running may seem like simple tasks — but not when you have a broken bone in your foot. One of the common types of fractures that affects these activities is known as a Jones fracture. This fracture may seem small, but it leads to big problems if not...

Ankle Fracture Treatment and Recovery Jun 8th, 2021

A broken ankle isn’t something you ever want to happen — however, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Not only does this type of injury cause pain, it can also lead to permanent complications if you don’t get prompt treatment.  At Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute, our team is ready to help you...

What Is a Hammertoe and What to Look Out For May 17th, 2021

Your feet are a vital part of you getting around, so when something causes pain, it makes your life difficult. Hammertoes are one such painful — and common — problem. At Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute, our team members are experts in many different ailments of your feet and ankles....

Utility Of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) In Foot And Ankle Surgery May 6th, 2021

By Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, FACFAS and Usman Urooj, DPM What is Tranexamic Acid? Tranexamic acid (TXA), available in oral, topical and IV forms, is a drug that belongs to the antifibronyltics drug class. It is used to treat or prevent excessive blood loss. TXA can be utilized to prevent...

Is PRP Right for Me? Apr 9th, 2021

Injuries to your foot and ankle aren't just painful, they can also leave you couch-bound for weeks. If you’ve tried treatment after treatment without a significant amount of relief, moving on from your injury might seem hopeless.  But have you considered platelet-rich plasma therapy? It might be just what the...

New External Fixator Brings A Big Change to Deformity Correction Mar 31st, 2021

Smart Robotic External Fixator A smart robotic external fixation system developed for orthopedic treatment by OrthoSpin Ltd., a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group Ltd., has received the regulatory clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). External fixation devices are hardware used to hold broken bones together...

Achilles Rupture Made Simple Mar 16th, 2021

The Achilles Tendon Tendons are tissue that connect muscles to bones. The Achilles tendon, then, connects the muscles of the calf (the gastrocnemius and the soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). The Achilles tendon is subject to a remarkable amount of stress, especially for recreational athletes. Any sport that involves...

A Guide to the Cavus Foot Mar 16th, 2021

https://www.podiatrytoday.com/essential-guide-treating-cavus-foot-deformities The Page can be ready by clicking on the link above!   Given the multifaceted nature of cavus foot deformities, these authors offer pertinent insights on the diagnostic workup, discuss keys to appropriate procedure selection and provide step-by-step pearls for surgical repair.  Although an individual with a cavus foot...

5 Tips for Preventing Ankle Injuries Mar 9th, 2021

Every day, your body is at risk for injury, whether it’s at your job or during leisure activities. This is certainly true for your ankles, as they bear your weight throughout the day. You don’t want to be down with an ankle injury, so learning how to prevent them is...

Bunion Prevention: Here's What You Need to Know Feb 9th, 2021

Your feet are a vital part of your body that bear the brunt of your weight all day. This is especially true if you’re active or are on your feet for work. When something like a bunion starts to form, it can cause you a great deal of pain and...

Blood Flow Restriction for Post-Operative Rehab! Jan 26th, 2021

Updates in Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation Recover Faster with PFAI!   Are you looking to recover from your Achilles rupture repair or peroneal tendon repair? Faster? Check out the article below written by our SPOONER Physical Therapy colleagues (Ryne Foster and Brett Fischer) Blood flow restriction (BFR) training allows us...

Are You a Candidate for Ankle Replacement? Jan 13th, 2021

As you get older, your joints start to deteriorate from wear-and-tear. This leads to pain, along with stiffness in your joints. Arthritis is the main culprit for this degeneration, and mobility becomes a problem due to the damage. Many treatments help to slow the process down, but there’s only one...

Heel Pain: 5 Common Causes Dec 29th, 2020

Living an active lifestyle can have a lot of benefits for your health. However, if you’re not careful, it can also lead to painful injuries or conditions that can leave you sidelined. Heel pain can be especially difficult, because your feet have to support your entire body while you’re upright....

6 Tips to Reduce Your Chances of Developing Achilles Tendonitis Nov 2nd, 2020

If you're an active person, you know exercise is great for your soul, but hard on your body. Running can cause an especially painful condition on the back lower portion of your leg called Achilles tendonitis. It can cramp your workout, and leave you sidelined. At Phoenix Foot and Ankle...

Understanding How Regenerative Medicine Works Oct 9th, 2020

Medicine has come a very long way over the years. If you’ve ever suffered an injury, or you’re suffering from a chronic medical condition, you know there are a plethora of available treatment options for you. Some of these treatments can be very invasive and require that you take a...

How Sports Medicine Can Help Keep You at the Top of Your Game Sep 21st, 2020

Sporting activities such as baseball, football, and soccer are great ways for you to stay in shape while enjoying time with friends. But if you’re not careful and prepared, these activities can lead to more than just a loss on the field. Sports injuries can really put a damper on...

How Physical Therapy Can Help Mobility When You Have Arthritis Aug 19th, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with arthritis? You may think the condition is more common as you get older, but surprisingly, almost two-thirds of those in the U.S. with arthritis are between the age of 18-64. Perhaps you’re an athlete in your 40s who’s had a traumatic injury to your ankle. At Phoenix...

Breaking News! New Regenerative Medicine Treatments Available Jul 23rd, 2020

ReNu® Amniotic Regenerative Therapy Injectable amnions or amniotic suspension allografts (ASA) are a popular topic of conversation in the foot and ankle arena. Foot and ankle injuries can be debilitating and render a patient “mobility impaired”. Once degenerative changes take place, tendinosis and/or osteoarthritis can elicit pain and discomfort leading...

Dr. McAlister Lectures on Minimally Invasive Bunion Treatments Jun 22nd, 2020

  Minimally Invasive Bunion National Lecture Key Considerations In Open Versus Minimally-Invasive Techniques  Taking on the controversy of open versus minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) techniques for distal metatarsal osteotomies, Jeffrey E. McAlister DPM, FACFAS acknowledges that disagreement exists. Citing a 2018 study, he shares that open versions of this procedure yield...

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Makes Waves Jun 22nd, 2020

What is Radial Shockwave Therapy? Radial Shockwave Therapy is an FDA cleared technology proven to increase the rate of healing for soft tissue tendinopathy. It is an advanced, non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate. What...

Recover Like an Athlete @ PFAI May 25th, 2020

Introducing Wellevate @ PFAI   This online custom dispensary will allow each and every patient to connect with Dr. McAlister and his team to get you the right supplements when you need them. Typically, most patients will start taking their supplements and nutrition powders about 2-3 weeks ahead of surgery -...

Peri-Operative Recovery Nutrition? What? May 9th, 2020

Proper nutrition is critical for quality lifestyle but it’s a must before and after foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. Getting prepared for surgery takes a little (a lot of) planning. Consider pre-surgery nutrition as similar to getting ready for a marathon or a big event. You need to prepare yourself...

Your Best Recovery after Foot & Ankle Surgery Apr 23rd, 2020

    Your Best Recovery after Foot & Ankle Surgery Your Success is our Mission. Ankle surgery recovery takes time—typically at least six to eight weeks, depending on the type of surgery and the severity of the injury.1 Recovery downtime is inevitable, but there are steps you can take to help move...

Center Stage: Telemedicine and Virtual Foot and Ankle Care Mar 24th, 2020

Dr. McAlister and Virtual Visits Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister,a board-certified, trusted foot and ankle surgeon at Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ, now provides patients with the ability to communicate remotely with video. After recent governmental changes to the Medicare/ CMS laws, they have allowed physicians...

Traumatic Ankle Arthritis Can be Treated Successfully Mar 4th, 2020

A Closer Look At A Total Talar Replacement And Ankle Arthroplasty   Discussing a case of recalcitrant pain for a patient three years after an open left talar neck fracture dislocation and failed surgeries, this author shares insights and pearls on performing a total talar replacement and ankle arthroplasty.  Foot...

Dr. McAlister on Minimally Invasive Bunions Feb 17th, 2020

Maintaining Perspective On The Debate Of Open Versus Minimal Incision Bunion Surgery February 14, 2020 By Jeffrey E McAlister DPM FACFAS   There has a been a small uptick in the number of lectures, industry events and articles that have been published on minimally invasive, percutaneous or minimal incision approaches...

Second Opinion? Your Trusted Foot and Ankle Surgeon Is Here To Help Feb 17th, 2020

Foot and Ankle Revision Surgery Foot and ankle injuries are very common, especially for people who are athletes who push their bodies and train hard. Some injuries may require foot and ankle revision surgery. These injuries may be caused by: Falls Overuse Trauma Previous Surgery Worker's Injury Worker's Compensation Personal...

First H3 Total Ankle Replacement in Arizona ! Feb 7th, 2020

Ankle Arthritis is Painful  But there are successful options for you!   Recently, Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister implanted the second H3 Total Ankle Replacement in Arizona.  This is groundbreaking for the movement of the profession and how technology is proving us wrong. Only a few years ago there were very...

Plantar Fasciitis and Your Options Feb 2nd, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis and Your Options   Regenerative Options are State-of-the-Art   As an educator and leader in foot and ankle treatment and surgery, Dr. McAlister has incorporated regenerative medicine for the foot and ankle into his practice. He uses the following modalities of regenerative medicine when appropriate to help patients...

Opening Soon!! Dec 3rd, 2019

Please make sure to get a reservation! Call now or make an appointment online!   The premiere Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute will be opening its doors on December 9, 2019.   Our team will make sure to get you taken care of!   Call 602-761-7819 or make an appointment...

Dr. McAlister Leads the 3-D Bunion Correction Trend Dec 2nd, 2019

According to a recent study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 80% of Americans experience foot pain on a daily basis. Those with chronic foot pain such as bunions, hammertoes, ankle pain, fractures and diabetic foot disabilities, can even become debilitating.  Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister is a fellowship trained foot...

New Technology for Bunion Correction Speeds Recovery Oct 10th, 2019

Do you suffer from Bunion pain? Big toe pain?   Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister has been performing a highly technical and advanced procedure for the correction of a common problem: bunions. Click here to watch Dr. McAlister's Patient Educational Webinar to learn more! A bunion, also known as “hallux valgus,” is...

Ankle Replacement Recovery Made Easy Jan 30th, 2019

Did you know that a common ankle sprain can eventually lead to debilitating ankle and foot arthritis over time? Unlike the hip and knee, ankle arthritis develops slowly over time,  usually from a traumatic event such as an ankle sprain or fracture. For a long time, the only correction was...

Pro-Level Ankle Brace to Phoenix Athletes Jan 5th, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister and the AOSM team have partnered with KiSS Ankle Co. to provide the highest quality ankle braces for the athlete.  Patients with acute and chronic ankle sprains or inversion ankle injuries are susceptible to continuous injuries, possible fractures and furthermore – arthritis.  The down-under company from...