When you think about it, our feet are pretty amazing. For most, they're an unfaltering foundation - two shock absorbers we rely on daily to hold our weight and propel us through life. Comprised of dozens of bones and hundreds of ligaments, muscles, and tendons, the average person's feet take a fair beating every day - on average, people stand for about four hours every day and take around 5K steps as well. Because your feet are smaller than most other parts of your body, they endure an enormous impact with each step, adding up to hundreds of tons of weight daily.
Strangely, when our feet, ankles, or toes begin to hurt, we do our best to ignore the pain and push through the day. We even give up sports and outdoor activities that we love. Unfortunately, ignoring pain and delaying treatment will further damage your feet and, by proxy, your whole body.
If you're living with foot and ankle pain or have given up on fun activities like hiking and jogging, it's time to change. Why sacrifice a life full of outdoor activities in our beautiful part of the world when you can visit an expert podiatrist in Fallbrook, CA?
Welcome to North County Foot and Ankle - where men and women just like you get new leases on life through some of the most advanced podiatric treatments available in California. With more than 50 years of combined experience treating a wide range of foot and ankle problems, our pioneering doctors have helped hundreds of people reclaim their love of walking, jogging, and life in general.
What makes North County Foot and Ankle stand out from other foot and ankle doctors in Fallbrook? Unlike some foot doctors, our podiatrists work with a client-first mentality. When you walk through our front doors, the time you spend in our office is all about you. We believe in a strong physician-patient relationship fortified by one-on-one attention and honest communication.
Before offering foot pain treatment options, we perform a thorough evaluation, taking into account your individual needs, goals, and preferences. Once that's done, we'll discuss your treatment options in detail and come to a mutual decision regarding the best treatment plan for you.
Whether you have a minor hangnail or need complex surgery, you will receive the same level of compassionate care from our medical team. As board-certified podiatrists in Fallbrook, our doctors are proud to treat you. You can rest easy knowing they will take the time to explain what's causing your foot pain, what treatments are best suited to your problem, and what steps you should take after treatment.
And while our podiatrists are uniquely qualified to perform surgery, we often recommend non-surgical options, using treatments like orthotics to relieve foot, arch, and heel pain. From sports injuries and bunions to gout and blisters, we're here to help you live life to the fullest without nagging, debilitating foot pain.
Patients visit our foot clinic in Fallbrook, CA, for many podiatric problems, including:
If you're dealing with chronic foot pain or are concerned about a long-lasting symptom that affects your daily life, we're here to help. Unsure if you need to call to make an appointment? These symptoms are often signs that you might need to visit our foot and ankle doctors:
Most people over 40 know that strange body aches and pains become more common with age. The same can be said with our feet. As we get older, our feet usually spread out and lose the fatty pads that help cushion our feet. If you're overweight, the ligaments and bones in your feet also take an extra beating. Also, with age, foot abnormalities that you were born with become more pronounced, as the joints in your feet lose flexibility and become rigid. To make matters worse, the skin covering your feet dries out, resulting in more cuts, scrapes, and infections.
It's clear that we endure more foot pain as we get older, but what kind of foot pain should we be most concerned about? It can be hard to tell - pain from what looks like normal bruising may actually be a sign that something more serious is occurring. That's why we're listing some of the most common symptoms of serious foot problems. That way, you're better educated and have a better shot at figuring out whether you need a simple bag of ice or a visit to your podiatrist in Fallbrook, CA.
When you sprain your foot or ankle or suffer an acute injury, it's normal for your foot to swell up. This type of swelling typically goes down after 48 hours have passed. However, if you hurt your foot and the swelling is severe and doesn't go away after a couple of days, it's cause for concern. Persistent swelling often indicates an ankle or foot injury that needs podiatric care.
North County Foot and Ankle Pro Tip: If you notice persistent swelling of any kind on your body, it's wise to see a doctor. Ankle swelling, in particular, could be a warning sign that a blood clot or heart issue is present.
It's normal for your foot or ankle to "smart" after you stub your toe or twist your ankle. However, if you're experiencing ongoing ankle and foot pain, it's probably not normal. The pain doesn't have to be sharp, either - if you have dull pain, tenderness, or weakness that lasts more than two days, a trip to the foot doctor may be in order.
Minor ankle and foot injuries, like sprains, are quite common. When a sprain happens, it's normal to experience some instability or weakness afterward. Chronic instability, however, is a more serious problem. Long-term instability or weakness may signify torn ligaments or something worse. If you've had trouble standing or walking for a long time, it's best to make an appointment at a foot clinic in Fallbrook.
North County Foot and Ankle Pro Tip: Podiatric experts like those at North County Foot and Ankle may have a long-term solution to help reclaim your mobility without surgery. Give our office call today to learn more!
Stiffness is a normal symptom that should be expected with sprains, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis. Often, you can alleviate such stiffness with rest, weight loss, stretching, or even new shoes. With that said, if you're experiencing ongoing stiffness, it could be a red flag that something more serious is going on.
When you've been sitting for a long time, you may have noticed a popping sound from your feet when you stand. That sound is perfectly normal. So long as it's painless, you've got nothing to worry about. However, if you feel pain when you hear a popping noise, it could indicate a subluxation or dislocation, which are conditions that require a podiatrist's attention.
If you're not sure whether you should be concerned about a painful foot or ankle symptom, give our clinic in Fallbrook a call ASAP. Our helpful technicians can help answer your questions and set up a time for you to speak with one of our friendly podiatrists.
Here are just a few of the typical foot problems we treat daily.
Do you have intense heel pain that appears when you first stand up, only for it to disappear after a few steps? If so, you could be one of the millions of people in the U.S. suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is most often caused by an inflamed ligament covering bones on the bottom of your feet. Also called "Policeman's Heel," this painful condition is a common reason for heel pain, but it won't go away on its own.
Almost all cases of plantar fasciitis will get better with easy, non-surgical treatments and lifestyle changes. A good place to start is by refraining from activities or sports that cause pain, like jogging, hiking, running, or aerobic exercises.
Common treatment options at North County Foot and Ankle include:
Orthotic shoe inserts provide you with the arch support that your feet need, especially with shoes like women's flats that don't have much foot support. We also recommend wearing shoes that are appropriate for the activity you're enjoying, like hiking boots on your favorite trail and running shoes on the street or track.
Stretching regularly with gentle exercises can help prevent plantar fasciitis and stop flare-ups. Stretching your calves, specifically, reduces heel pain effectively. After you schedule an appointment at our foot clinic in Fallbrook, one of our doctors can explain the proper exercises in more detail.
Wearing a brace or splint while you sleep will keep your plantar fascia stretched. That way, when you wake up and take your first steps of the day, you shouldn't have as much pain because your plantar fascia won't have a chance to tighten up overnight.
North County Foot and Ankle Pro Tip: If you're still struggling with plantar fasciitis after using orthotics, treatments like orthobiologics, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) may be more effective.
Ingrown toenails are among the most common foot maladies in the United States. Though common, ingrown toenails can be painful, resulting in swelling, bleeding, pus, and more. Various factors cause ingrown toenails, such as heredity, trauma, hygiene, nail conditions, and improper trimming. Thankfully, with the help of an expert, most ingrown toenails can be treated at home or in a podiatrist's office.
Ingrown toenails happen when the corners and sides of your toenails grow and eventually dig into the flesh around your nail. Most often occurring on the big toe, ingrown toenails become a serious concern when they are left untreated or when an infection is involved. To determine whether your ingrown toenail needs an evaluation by a foot doctor in Fallbrook, CA, keep an eye out for initial symptoms and infection symptoms:
To help prevent infection, try cutting your nails in a straight line, and don't cut them too short. Do not cut your nails to match the shape of your toe.
When your toenail becomes ingrown, you need doctors with real expertise in diagnosing and treating foot problems. At North County Foot and Ankle, our doctors are highly qualified to treat the underlying conditions causing your ingrown toenail. That way, you can enjoy long-term relief and also learn the ways to prevent ingrown toenails in the future.
If you have a bony bump near the bottom joint of your big toe, chances are it's a bunion. Bunions are deformities on your feet that are formed when your front foot bones become misaligned. When this happens, the misaligned bones cause the top half of your big toe to point inward toward your second toe. From there, your tendons will tighten, which pulls your toe even further inward. Once your toe is pulled more inward, the bottom joint of your big toe will bulge outward. The bulge you see is actually what we refer to as a bunion.
Without treatment, your toe pain can worsen, and the bunion can grow. Painful swelling in the balls of your feet can also cause hammertoe. Hammertoe happens your second toe is bent out of shape by your misaligned big toe.
Luckily, North County Foot and Ankle is California's go-to clinic for bunion treatment in Fallbrook, CA. Our highly-trained doctors can stop these uncomfortable conditions from happening and help prevent worse conditions from developing.
Jason Morris, a board-certified podiatric foot surgeon in Fallbrook, CA, is one of the top podiatrists in the greater San Diego area and has successfully treated patients with bunions for over ten years. He offers advanced treatments for bunion pain, such as:
Our hand-made orthotics, which are worn in your shoes, are molded to fit your foot exactly, correcting bone misalignments and relieving pain much better than cookie-cutter, store-bought options.
Drs. Morris and Redkar performs state-of-the-art triplanar correction surgery using 3-D digital imaging and a minimal incision approach. This procedure is very effective and works by rotating misaligned big toe bones back to the proper position. Once your toe bones are back in position, a metal plate is attached to your bones so that they remain aligned over long-term use.
Drs. Morris and Redkar may recommend both surgery and custom orthotics to keep your foot pain-free and your bunion from growing back.
If you’ve been enduring foot or ankle pain that affects your mobility and quality of life, why not make a change for the better? At North County Foot & Ankle Specialists, our podiatrists in Escondido help patients of all ages. Drs. Morris and Redkar take a patient-first approach with all of our podiatry services. Both are highly qualified and recipients of prestigious awards.
Featured in Los Angeles Magazine’s prestigious Top Doctors list of 2021, Dr. Avanti Redkar is a board-certified podiatrist that specializes in foot and ankle pathology. Dr. Redkar earned her undergrad degree in biology at the University of Scranton and her master’s degree in nutrition at SUNY Buffalo. She attended podiatry school at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Her three-year surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York, included foot and rearfoot surgery, wound care, and hyperbaric medicine training. Dr. Redkar also completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and ankle reconstruction.
After a rigorous three-year residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Jason Morris, DPM, moved to sunny California to practice podiatric medicine. Once there, Dr. Morris worked as an attending physician at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Since relocating to the Escondido area, he has been a staff physician at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Poway. Dr. Morris is a podiatric foot and ankle specialist with board certification in rearfoot and forefoot reconstructive surgery. Dr. Morris has undergone extensive training in sports medicine, ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, and reconstructive surgery.
If you've been enduring foot or ankle pain that affects your mobility and quality of life, why not make a change for the better? At North County Foot & Ankle Specialists, our podiatrists in Fallbrook help patients of all ages. Drs. Morris and Redkar take a patient-first approach with all of our podiatry services. From minor bunion treatments to complex issues like foot fractures, every treatment option we consider is chosen with your best interest in mind.
Our podiatrists are members of several professional organizations, including:
If more conservative treatments are better for your condition, non-surgical solutions like custom orthotics may be the best route. If you need ankle or foot surgery, our podiatrists will complete your procedure with time-tested skill and precision. Because, at the end of the day, our goal is to provide you with the most effective foot and ankle pain solutions with the quickest recovery options available.
Contact us online or via phone today to schedule an appointment at our Fallbrook office. By tomorrow, you'll be one step closer to loving life without foot or ankle pain.
SAN DIEGO – A sluggish first half doomed the Imperial High School girls basketball team as the second-seeded Tigers fell, 58-43, to top-seeded Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista in the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game at St. Augustine High School here on Friday, February 24.Trailing 7-5 in the opening quarter, the Tigers (26-5 overall) gave up nine straight points and found themselves down 16-5 with 2:20 left in the first period, after the Crusaders’ Kaylee Muckerman hit three consecutive three-pointers....
SAN DIEGO – A sluggish first half doomed the Imperial High School girls basketball team as the second-seeded Tigers fell, 58-43, to top-seeded Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista in the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game at St. Augustine High School here on Friday, February 24.
Trailing 7-5 in the opening quarter, the Tigers (26-5 overall) gave up nine straight points and found themselves down 16-5 with 2:20 left in the first period, after the Crusaders’ Kaylee Muckerman hit three consecutive three-pointers.
“They (Crusaders) beat us to everything and we were just slow to open the game,” said Rich Ponchione, Imperial’s longtime head coach. “We had the right game plan but I think the girls were too amped up and just couldn’t calm down early in the game.”
Mater Dei closed out the first quarter up 18-9, then opened the second quarter on a 10-3 run to build a 28-12 lead with 2:25 left in the first half. The Crusaders took a 34-18 lead into the halftime locker room.
“We didn’t have very good communication early in the game,” said 18-year-old Amy Riley, the Tigers’ senior center. “(The Crusaders) are a really good team and they had great shooters but we didn’t get out and contest those early shots like we should have.”
Imperial, the undefeated (8-0) Imperial Valley League champions, mounted a brief rally early in the third quarter, opening the second half on a 9-4 run to cut the lead to 38-27 with 5:13 left in the quarter. The Crusaders responded and bumped the lead back to 15 at 43-28 over the next two minutes.
“They spread the floor well and moved the ball better than teams we normally play, and obviously they were big and long and athletic,” said 17-year-old senior Sierra Morris, who led the Tigers with 18 points and 11 rebounds. “We hurt ourselves with a lack of communication on the defensive end tonight.”
Riley finished with 10 points for Imperial, while senior Xiomara Cardona had seven points and sophomore Nayeli Cardona chipped in with six points.
The Tigers found themselves in the same predicament last season, losing in the CIF SDS Division II championship game to Fallbrook, then going on to win the CIF Southern California Regional title before losing in the CIF-State Division IV championship game in Sacramento.
“This is going to be tough to get over. Us seniors really wanted that CIF banner,” Morris said. “This one is going to sting for a while, but come Monday we will get back into it at practice and focus on the bigger picture and try to make another run to state.”
The top four teams from CIF SDS Division I automatically qualify for the Southern California Regional playoffs, so Imperial will find out on Sunday what division it will compete in and what seed and opponent the Tigers will get when the regionals open on Tuesday, February 28.
“I think it’s going to be tough because we won’t be back in Division IV, we’ll probably be in Division III,” Ponchione said. “But prior to tonight we’d been playing at a really high level, and if we can get back to that level, hopefully we can make some things happen again like last year,” the coach said.
Copy This Embed Code: Ad FALLBROOK, Calif (KGTV) - Family and friends are keeping vigil, after a beloved drag performer was critically injured in a crash, which was believed to be weather-related.As a fixture in the local drag community, 28-year-old Cody Doyle AKA ‘Ari Mirage,’ is known for dance moves and a brilliant fashion sense.“Cody would describe himself as fem, gorgeous, loud, creative, and amazing. All those things,” said close friend Hannah Szafranski.On Monday night, after ...
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FALLBROOK, Calif (KGTV) - Family and friends are keeping vigil, after a beloved drag performer was critically injured in a crash, which was believed to be weather-related.
As a fixture in the local drag community, 28-year-old Cody Doyle AKA ‘Ari Mirage,’ is known for dance moves and a brilliant fashion sense.
“Cody would describe himself as fem, gorgeous, loud, creative, and amazing. All those things,” said close friend Hannah Szafranski.
On Monday night, after a gig at a bar in Hillcrest, Doyle headed to his Fallbrook home. Around 2:30 a.m., and not far from home, the CHP says Doyle’s Nissan Sentra slid off Mission Road near Paseo De Lago, and slammed into a tree.
According to the CHP, wet roadways and fog were possible factors. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected.
Doyle suffered a host of broken bones, including a spinal fracture and three skull fractures. A brain bleed required emergency surgery. He remains in a coma in critical condition.
“Emotionally, I mean, it’s been absolutely heartbreaking,” said Szafranski.
Doyle’s family and friends have been at the hospital, praying and waiting.
“No one wants to think about him not waking up, but he's a fighter. If anyone can handle this, it's Cody,” said a tearful Szafranksi.
Doyle, who started performing drag nearly a decade ago, hosts shows in Hillcrest and Carlsbad. Several of those bars are now planning fundraisers, as donations pour into a Gofundme campaign in Doyle's name.
“I think the silver lining is that Cody is beautiful person, and he’s brought us all together,” said Szafranski.
While the prognosis for Doyle isn't clear, Szafranski remains hopeful. The road to recovery will be a long one.
“Our goal is get him back on stage performing. That’s where he belongs … Hopefully, in the next couple years, Cody is back on stage,” said Szafranski, choking back tears.
The CHP says their investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call their Oceanside area office at 760-643-3400.
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Courtesy photoUPDATE: 09-19-22Evan Mueller was reported missing on Sept. 13th from his home on Knoll Park Lane in Fallbrook. His partner of over 6 years, Rebecca Byrnes, family and friends have been looking with the assistance of the Sheriff, Rangers, volunteers, and K-9 search dogs. "His family and friends are very concerned. They have flown in from all over including Washington state, Mexico and beyond. They have taken off work and come from Hesperia and Chula Vista. They are all very concerned," said Rebecca....
Evan Mueller was reported missing on Sept. 13th from his home on Knoll Park Lane in Fallbrook. His partner of over 6 years, Rebecca Byrnes, family and friends have been looking with the assistance of the Sheriff, Rangers, volunteers, and K-9 search dogs. "His family and friends are very concerned. They have flown in from all over including Washington state, Mexico and beyond. They have taken off work and come from Hesperia and Chula Vista. They are all very concerned," said Rebecca.
It was reported that Evan left during the day while Rebecca was at work. He also left behind his wallet and cell phone. She believes he also took with him a green jacket and some prayer beads.
Evan was reported to be wearing black toe shoes, and black three-quarter length sweats. His green jacket is quilted and does not have a hood. Evan did have long hair and a full beard, although pictures distributed of him also include a time when he was clean shaven. He is a white male, 34 years old, 5'8" with brown hair.
San Diego County Sheriff Lt. Hernandez from the Fallbrook substation said, the Sheriff used a helicopter to try and find him if he was hiking in the Santa Margarita River Valley. He said, "We called in Search and Rescue, but because Evan appears to have voluntarily walked away, so it doesn't fit their criteria. The deputies have continued to go out. He said, "We did register him as missing, but if an officer runs across him the only thing they can do is let him know his family and the community are looking for him. But he's an adult and he's voluntarily missing." He also said, "And there is no evidence of any foul play."
Rebecca said, "...We're all so concerned. He's so valuable to his friends and family. We've raised Heaven and a whole lot of angels came out to help. Dan Conway brought a large group of volunteers from various Search and Rescue nonprofits in San Diego County and Southwest Service Dogs brought a group of beautiful dogs." She said the dogs followed Evan's scent down to the Santa Margarita River.
She said, "The rangers have gone above and beyond to try and find Evan, and the Thunder Renaissance Crew has come out and has been amazing." She continued, "Rabbit" and the group [Renaissance Crew] is from the Escondido area and they are all up here helping."
Rebecca is asking for anyone who has information or may have seen him to please call Evan's mom at 425-286-7827.
Volunteers have been looking along the trails of the Santa Margarita River as Rebecca suspects that may be where he went. Her concern is that he has an allergy that could affect him if he is bitten by ants and he took no supplies with him.
Private Investigator Tony Campbell has contributed to this story.
Friends and Family search for Evan Mueller
Friends and family of Evan Mueller are looking for him today. According to his girlfriend Rebecca Byrnes, he left the house on the 13th while she was at work. He left his cell phone, wallet and just took his army green coat and some prayer beads.
Evan is wearing black toe shoes and the green jacket he took. He may also be wearing black three-quarter length sweats. His green jacket is quilted and does not have a hood. Evan is distinguishable with his long full beard. He's a white male in his early 30s, 5'8" with brown hair and beard.
San Diego County Sheriff Lt. Hernandez from the Fallbrook substation said, the Sheriff used a helicopter to try and find him if he was hiking in the Santa Margarita River Valley. He said, "We called in Search and Rescue, but because Evan appears to have voluntarily walked away, so it doesn't fit their criteria. The deputies have been out again today. He said, "We did register him as missing, but if an officer runs across him the only thing they can do is let him know his family and the community are looking for him. But he's an adult and he's voluntarily missing." He also said, "And there is no evidence of any foul play."
Rebecca is asking for anyone who has information or may have seen him to please call her. Also anyone who has access to search and rescue dogs to please call her at 442-877-3709.
Volunteers have been looking along the trails of the Santa Margarita River as Rebecca suspects that may be where he went. Her concern is that he has an allergy that could affect him if he is bitten and he took no supplies with him.
Volunteers will be gathering at the end of Knoll Park Lane and continuing to look for him. If you would like to join the volunteers, meet at 1747 Vista del Lago Friday morning at 9 am. There is an empty lot where people are parking with the permission of the homeowners, according to Rebecca.
FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) — A 21-year-old man was arrested for impersonating a deputy in North County early Monday morning.According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the incident began Monday around 2 a.m. when a deputy with the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation drove by “what appeared to be a traffic stop” near South Mission and Winter Haven Roads.“The silver car had emergency strobe lights in the front and back,” the department said. “The deputy also saw a man wearing a...
FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) — A 21-year-old man was arrested for impersonating a deputy in North County early Monday morning.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the incident began Monday around 2 a.m. when a deputy with the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation drove by “what appeared to be a traffic stop” near South Mission and Winter Haven Roads.
“The silver car had emergency strobe lights in the front and back,” the department said. “The deputy also saw a man wearing a black shirt with San Diego County Sheriff's Department patches, a gun belt with a gun in the holster.”
When the deputy turned around to assist what he thought was a plainclothes deputy, the suspect, identified as Michael Carmichael, 21, ran into his car and drove away, the department said.
The deputy tried to pull Carmichael over, but the driver kept going, eventually turning off his lights and making it “too dangerous for the deputy to follow the suspect.”
While checking the area, the deputy discovered a crash. “Responding deputies pulled the suspect out of the car and quickly extinguished a small brush fire sparked by the crash,” the department said.
Carmichael was treated at a hospital before being booked into the Vista Detention Facility for impersonating a peace officer, felony evading, possession of a baton and brass knuckles, and false imprisonment.
The woman initially pulled over by Carmichael was uninjured and an acquaintance riding with the suspect was determined to have no involvement.
After serving a search warrant at Carmichael’s home, authorities found additional items they say could be used to impersonate a deputy, police officer, or security guard.
The department also released advice for anyone pulled over by an unmarked vehicle:
If you have concerns about being pulled over by an unmarked vehicle, turn on your emergency flashing lights so the deputy can see you acknowledge them. Call 9-1-1 or the Sheriff's non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200 to verify the Sheriff's Department has an unmarked unit in the area and the person conducting the traffic stop is indeed a Sheriff's Department Deputy. You also have the right to ask a deputy for identification such as a photo I.D., badge and business card. Pull over into well-lit and busy area for other people to witness the interaction or traffic stop.
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A video of the Rainbow Oaks restaurant in Fallbrook, California, has recently gone viral, where customers can be seen standing for the national anthem. The viral video was uploaded by a TikToker who captioned it with "the most dangerous situation I've ever been in." Soon after, the video surfaced on most social media platforms, it sparked outrage among some people.The footage shared on social media showed several patrons who rose and recited The Star-Spangled Banner. With many people calling it “disgusting,” &ldq...
A video of the Rainbow Oaks restaurant in Fallbrook, California, has recently gone viral, where customers can be seen standing for the national anthem. The viral video was uploaded by a TikToker who captioned it with "the most dangerous situation I've ever been in." Soon after, the video surfaced on most social media platforms, it sparked outrage among some people.
The footage shared on social media showed several patrons who rose and recited The Star-Spangled Banner. With many people calling it “disgusting,” “illegal,” etc., Jeanene Paulino, the owner of Rainbow Oaks restaurant, claimed that the complaints were just a way to get attention. While talking to Fox News, the owner said:
"I feel like if we take a few minutes out of our day to be grateful for the men and women who have made the sacrifices so that we can stand up and say how we feel and she said how she felt. And I wish she realized that it's because of those men and women who made those sacrifices that she was able to do that.”
As several netizens bashed the restaurant on social media for the act, many netizens have now been standing up in favor of the owner and Rainbow Oaks restaurant. They claimed that the anthem was played only to honor the sacrifices of the freedom fighters. One social media user also questioned if there was anything "wrong with being patriotic?”
After receiving criticism for playing the national anthem at her restaurant, restaurant owner Jeanene Paulino has received a wave of support from social media users. Many have spoken in defense of the restaurant's longstanding tradition of playing the anthem, with some even calling it a patriotic duty.
Despite the backlash, the restaurant has remained steadfast in its commitment to honoring the flag and the country it represents. This has moved the netizens, who are now reacting to the whole situation positively.
For years, Rainbow Oaks has upheld the tradition of standing for the national anthem every day, a practice that the restaurant's previous owners originally established. Jeanene Paulino, the current owner, claimed that she takes pride in continuing this longstanding tradition at the restaurant.
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