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Make Your Feet Smile This Sandal Season
To help keep your feet healthy and happy for the summer and beyond, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers tips on what to look for with some of the most common foot conditions and when you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for proper treatment. Learn more »
Stress Fractures, Foot Injuries Increase in Winter
Stress fractures, a hairline crack in a bone of the foot, are one of the more common winter-related injuries, and can make seemingly easy activities like walking very painful; if left untreated, these injuries can lead to a complete break in the bone. Learn more »
Protect Your Feet from the Sun
The members of the American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons warn that melanoma is the most common malignancy on the foot or ankle and more likely to be misdiagnosed than melanoma on any other part of the body. Learn more »
Is Getting in Shape Your New Year's Resolution?
Each year the New Year’s resolution to shed those extra pounds spikes attendance at gyms, draws runners, walkers and bikers to the roads and trails and finds us cleaning the dust from our home workout equipment, but “too much, too soon” can lead to foot and ankle injuries that could sabotage your fitness goals. Learn more »
Going Barefoot? Beware!
Millions of Americans will go barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries such as cuts and puncture wounds. Some will develop nasty infections that may require surgery. Learn more »
For Many, Winter is Fall Season
With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur and it’s critical to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage that can prolong recovery. Learn more »
Foot of the Class
After wearing flip-flops all summer, some students will head back to school this fall with foot pain and even injuries. Learn more »
Fix Feet First Before Weight Loss Resolutions
Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, obesity worsens and increases progression of diabetes, heart disease and other serious health threats.
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Back-to-School Soccer Season
Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to "play through" foot and ankle pain, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Learn more »
Six Tips to Protect Kids in Fall Sports
Every fall season, foot and ankle surgeons see an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead to sprains, broken bones and other problems. Learn more »