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Foot & Ankle Surgeons Examine Strategies to Treat Ulcers Before They Start

Foot ulcers can be caused by many different ailments in the body, from diabetes, to circulatory problems, to issues with the mechanics of the foot or leg. Foot and ankle surgeons need to dig deep to find the underlying causes and use treatment methods beyond just caring for the wound itself to fix the problem and prevent the wounds from reoccurring. Learn more »

Foot Health Facts for People Living with Diabetes

Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems Learn more »

The Dos and Don’ts for Diabetes Foot Care

List of dos and don'ts for diabetes foot care. Learn more »

Rare Diabetes Foot Complication Becoming More Common

Charcot foot is a sudden softening of the foot’s bones caused by severe neuropathy, or nerve damage, a common diabetic foot complication. Learn more »

Five Tips For Healthy Holiday Feet

Don’t let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet. Learn more »

Athletes Living with Diabetes Face More Foot Injuries Than Athletes Without

Foot and ankle injuries are commonplace among all athletes, weekend warriors and high performance athletes alike, but diabetic athletes are at a significantly greater risk to sustain stress fractures, sprains and other foot and ankle injuries than nondiabetic athletes, according Learn more »

Avoid Risks of Summer Heat to Diabetic Feet

As public health officials nationwide take precautions to help senior citizens endure the sizzling summer weather, another group vulnerable to heat related health problems is the diabetic population. Learn more »

Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives

Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility, and improving the lives of many people with diabetes who suffer from non-healing foot ulcers. Learn more »

For Those Living with Diabetes, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation

Advances in stem cell therapy can significantly improve outcomes for patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers. Learn more »