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Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Feet and Ankles

By taking proper preventive measures, you can decrease your chance of incurring a foot or ankle problems during the colder months. Learn more »


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 »


Winter's Balancing Act

The wrong boot mixed with ice and snow can lead to ankle, foot injuries. Learn more »


Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn

As autumn arrives, women make the annual changeover to more appropriate shoes for the cooler weather. But for some women, it's a more painful transition because of bunions. Learn more »


Surgeons Offer Tips to Avoid Flood and Storm Cleanup Foot Injuries

Summer storms and flooding can be horrendous at times often leaving massive clean-up efforts from the devastation and damage left behind. After a storm has passed or flooding occurred, one of the first things reside Learn more »


Summer Vacation Tips for Healthy Feet

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers ten tips for keeping your feet safe this summer. 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 »


Simple Precautions Can Keep You on the Trails This Fall

Even the most avid outdoorsmen don’t realize just how much stress and strain they put on their feet and ankles during autumn hikes. Those long, vigorous walks on uneven terrain may be fun, but without proper care, they could lead to damage to their feet and ankles. 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 »


Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet

Lawn care season is back and homeowners should use extra caution to protect their feet and the feet of those around them when using rotary-blade lawnmowers. Learn more »


Lawnmower Accidents Cause Thousands of Foot Injuries

Your lawn could become a "toe-away" zone if you’re not careful when operating rotary-blade lawn mowers. Learn more »


Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers tips for foot safety while at the gym. 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 »


Got Gout? Holiday Season Triggers Painful Toes

Changes in diet, including overindulging in certain foods and beverages, can cause gout attacks this time of year. 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 »


Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers

Whether avid or recreational, hiking injuries are common and careful planning is essential to reducing injury and complications. 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. 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 »


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 »


Back-to-School Foot Pain

After wearing flip-flops all summer, some students will head back to school this fall with foot pain and even injuries. Learn more »


Are Popular Sandals Causing Foot Problems in Men?

The wrong sandal could cause problems including heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, pain in the big toe and even breaks and stress fractures. Learn more »


Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun

Doctors warn - don’t underestimate the seriousness of ankle sprains. 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, including sprains, broken bones and other problems. Learn more »


Don't Let Your Feet Ruin Your Day at the Beach

As millions of Americans hit the beach this summer, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers these foot safety tips. Learn more »


High-Heeled Boots Can be Dangerous

Fashionable high-heeled boots put women at risk for slips, falls, and injuries on ice and snow, warn experts with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Learn more »

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