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Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster

Runners, your feet and ankles are vulnerable to injury. Watch for signs of foot problems that can slow you down if not treated promptly. Learn more »


Las Lesiones de Pie en Los Niños Merecen un Tratamiento Pronto y Rehabilitación Total

Los atletas jóvenes podrían ver evaporarse sus sueños deportivos si no procuran tratamiento pronto y alcanzan la rehabilitación total de sus lesiones de pie y tobillo. Learn more »


Sunscreen on Your Feet?

How often do you remember to rub sunscreen on your feet? Skin cancer, which accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, is becoming more prevalent on feet, especially with summer in full swing. Read on for tips on how to protect your feet from skin cancer. Many don’t realize skin cancer can occur on the feet from unprotected sun exposure, and overlook applying sunscreen to the area. 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 »


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 »


Lisfranc Injury: Easy to Miss, Hard to Get Over

Left untreated, this little-known foot injury can lead to serious long-term problems. Learn more »


No Permita que Sus Pies Arruinen su Día en la Playa

Ahora que millones de estadounidenses van a la playa durante el fin de semana del cuatro de julio, el (Colegio Estadounidense de Cirujanos de Pie y Tobillo ofrece estos consejos para la seguridad de los pies. 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 »


A Speedier Recovery: Advances Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

Recent innovative surgical techniques promote early postoperative weightbearing, giving way for patients to benefit from this more mobile recovery period. Learn more »


A Winning Strategy: Don't Play Through Pain

Sometimes athletes continue to play following foot or ankle injury. Surgeons stress the importance of proper diagnosis, prompt treatment and rehabilitation. Learn more »


Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery

Good news for the one-in-five adult Americans suffering from bunions. 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 diabetic non-healing foot ulcers. Learn more »


Advancing Tissue Healing Without Surgery

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Learn more »


Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed

Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. Learn more »


Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun

Doctors warn - don’t underestimate the seriousness of ankle sprains. Learn more »


Ankle Replacement Rapidly on the Rise

Arthritic hips and knees are replaced all the time—but did you know that arthritic ankles can also be replaced? Learn more »


Ankle Replacement Transforms Hopeless Situations into Active Lives

Technological advances in ankle replacement are ushering in a new world of pain-free movement for people suffering from debilitating ankle arthritis. 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 »


Avoid Kids' Foot Problems with the Right Shoes

Before buying your kids back-to-school shoes, follow these helpful guidelines to prevent or minimize foot problems from poorly fitting or worn out shoes. Learn more »


Avoid Risks of Summer Heat to Diabetic Feet

As public health officials take precautions to help seniors endure the summer weather, diabetics are also vulnerable to heat related health problems. 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 »


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 »


Big Relief is in Sight for a Painful Big Toe

Many people are plagued by a painful condition that limits or eventually totally restricts movement of that all-important big toe. Once it starts to hurt, it's obvious just how much we use it get around, bend over, or even stand. If you have this condition, read on. Learn more »


Big Toe Injuries

Don’t underestimate an injured or broken toe. Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"-whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to injure, because it could turn out to be a bigger problem than you think. Learn more »


Boomers not Backing Down from Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Foot and ankle surgeons say Baby Boomers are more likely than previous generations to seek care when arthritis develops in their toes, feet and ankles. Learn more »


Cartilage Regeneration Benefits Athletes & Boomers

In the past, a loss of cartilage meant a loss of functionality, today’s advances promote cartilage regeneration to get people back to living. Learn more »


Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

Look down to find one possible culprit in America’s childhood obesity epidemic feet. Physician members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons have noticed a link between foot pain and childhood obesity. Learn more »


Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot, seen by foot and ankle surgeons. Learn more »


Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box?

The cosmetic surgery craze isn't just for faces anymore-it's now moved to the feet, and it's kicking up a storm. 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 »


Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain

Student athletes should never "play through the pain" in the feet. Untreated pain can lead to serious complications. Learn more »


Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain

“Oh my aching feet” is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But, are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? The answer is “no.” There are many remedies available to help alleviate foot pain. Learn more »


Female Runners at Risk for Painful Neuromas

ACFAS warns female runners that the combination of wearing narrow, pointed-toed shoes at work and the pounding their feet endure from running on hard surfaces can cause a neuroma, a painful nerve disorder of the feet. Learn more »


Field Sports Injuries on the Rise for Children

Increased participation in outdoor sports can also increase the number of foot and ankle injuries, particularly for children who play field sports. Learn more »


Five Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem

Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children can’t explain what’s wrong. But it’s important to protect growing feet and have problems checked out early. 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 »


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 »


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 »


Foot Care During Childhood Requires Specialized Approach

Foot problems are common in children, but it’s easy for the signs and symptoms of underlying foot issues to go unnoticed. Learn more »


Foot Health Facts for Athletes

Athletes’ feet and ankles are prime candidates for injuries. Learn more »


Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes and Beyond

According to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), intense play performance throughout the Olympic games can cause an increased risk for foot and ankle injuries. 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 Push-Up Test

Take this simple test to check how well your arches are performing their important functions. 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 »


For Patients Suffering Flatfoot: Do Not Wait to Seek Help

Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to improved outcomes for patients with flat feet. Learn more »


Preguntas frecuentes sobre la cirugía de juanetes

Las siguientes son algunas preguntas frecuentes y respuestas sobre los juanetes y su tratamiento. ¿Empeorará mi juanete? Dado que los juanetes son progresivos, no desaparecen y, generalmente empeoran, con el tiempo no obstante, no todos los casos son iguales. Learn more »


¿Anda Descalzo? ¡Tenga Cuidado!

Millones de estadounidenses se removerán los zapatos este verano, y miles sufrirán lesiones como cortes y heridas punzantes. Algunos desarrollarán infecciones graves que pueden requerir cirugía. 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 »


Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet

Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show, as witnessed this season on the popular reality-television show, Dancing with the Stars. With dancing being repetitively hard on the lower extremities, how can dancers of any level protect their feet and ankles? Learn more »


Heel Pain Continues to Plague Adults

Heel pain can have many different causes with the most common being plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue (plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. The good news is heel pain is treatable. Learn more »


High Heels Fuel Foot Pain for Female Runners

Many new techniques have been developed to help treat foot neuromas, allowing patients to return to their running pain-free, in the shortest timeframe Learn more »


In Women's Shoes, Pain Does Not Equal Gain

High heeled shoes can cause pain, deformities and damage to the feet that can last a lifetime. But doctors say there are steps women can take to reduce high heel-related foot problems. Learn more »


Evite un Problema Común en los Pies de los Niños

Los padres pueden evitar un problema común y doloroso en los pies de sus hijos al seguir algunos simples. Learn more »


Is Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing?

Your big toe, heel and ball of your foot are the spots most likely to cause pain that can ruin your golf swing. 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 »


Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. Learn more »


Keep Deadly Blood Clots at Bay

Pulmonary embolisms can be an unwanted side effect after surgery. Learn the risk factors and how to prevent the deadly condition from occurring. 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 »


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 »


New Ankle Arthritis Treatments Help Boomers Stay Active

Baby Boomers are more active than ever and don’t want to be held back by painful arthritis. While in the past pain-relieving ankle fusions were the gold standard for care, new surgical techniques including arthroscopic ankle surgery, total ankle joint replacements and bone or cartilage replacement are offering hope for those wanting to remain active. Learn more »


Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk

Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most severe category of ankle fracture, according to research published in a recent issue of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (JFAS). Learn more »


Old Ankle Sprains Increase Risk for Newly Active Baby Boomers

Many older adult athletes who have had a previous injury that wasn’t fully rehabilitated may experience swelling and pain as they increase their physical activity. Learn more »


¡Ay! Jóvenes Jugadores de Fútbol en la Banca por Dedos Adoloridos

Ésta es una mala época del año para ser una uña del dedo del pie de un joven. Learn more »


Pediatric Flatfoot: Cause for Alarm?

Untreated flat feet in children can result in chronic pain, reduced mobility and an increased risk for obesity. Learn more »


Playing with Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game

Foot pain began affecting Donna’s tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. Learn more »


Potentially Deadly Infection Linked to Common Foot Conditions

More Americans are developing drug-resistant staph infections, known as MRSA, from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot and ingrown toenails. 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 »


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 »


Complicaciones Infrecuentes de los Pies Causadas por la Diabetes se están Volviendo Más Comunes

El pie de Charcot es el repentino debilitamiento de los huesos del pie causado por una neuropatía severa, o lesión nerviosa, una complicación de los pies común en las personas con diabetes. Learn more »


Regenerative Medicine: Evidence Suggests Human Body Best Resource for Healing

The human body may be its own best ally when it comes to the treatment of injuries, ulcers and deformities, especially when it concerns helping a patient's foot or ankle to heal faster. Learn more »


Seniors Can Help Reduce Risk of Falling by Fixing Painful Feet

It’s just not true that foot pain is a normal consequence of growing older. In addition to healthy feet and ankles contributing to a full and active lifestyle, they can also reduce a senior’s risk for dangerous and deadly falls. 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 »


Six Tips to Prevent Kids' Spring Sports Injuries

Foot and ankle surgeons stress importance of safe transition from winter to spring sports. Learn more »


Small Scars, Big Benefits

Performing arthroscopic surgery on a foot or ankle injury offers patients more than just a smaller scar—it can result in less pain, fewer complications and quicker recovery time. Learn more »


Smoking and Bone Healing – A Risky Surgical Combination

Smokers experience increased likelihood of bone healing complications following surgery. Learn more »


Sprained Ankles Can be Complicated–and Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they’re also commonly misdiagnosed Learn more »


Still Think High Heels are Worth It?

It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear—another warning about high heels. But wearing pump-style shoes often causes significant pain by irritating a common bony deformity on the back of the heel, called ‘pump bump.’ 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 »


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 »


Surgeons Can Now Get Bones, Stem Cells "Off the Shelf"

When patients need a bone graft for a foot or ankle surgery, bone often is taken from another part of their body. Now surgeons are using new methods to get bone material and even stem cells right “off the shelf.” 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 »


Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

Serious lower-extremity skateboard injuries range from minor bruises to open wounds or cuts to more serious foot and ankle sprains and fractures, which may require surgical repair. Learn more »


The Dos and Don’ts for Diabetes Foot Care

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


Tips for Parents: How to Spot Kids' Foot Problems

Foot and ankle surgeons offer advice to help parents recognize conditions early. Learn more »


Too Much of a Good Thing Can Cause Overuse Injuries of the Foot

Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health-but doing too much too soon can wreak havoc on the feet and cause painful overuse injuries: tendonitis, ruptured tendons, and stress fractures, to name a few. Learn more »


That Pain in Your Back Could be Linked to Your Feet

If your lower back has been hurting, and you don’t remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet! Learn more »


Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults

Walkathons appeal to a wide variety of fitness levels, but they can present a special concern for sedentary adults. Learn more »


What to Ask Your Foot and Ankle Surgeon About Bunion Surgery

If you're considering bunion surgery, here are some questions to ask your foot and ankle surgeon. Learn more »


When a Hammertoe Is Not Just a Hammertoe

What looks like just a hammertoe may be a more serious condition. 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 »


Winter's Balancing Act

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


Foot Health Facts for Children

Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Learn more »


Foot Health Facts for Women

Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men, mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. 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 »


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 »


Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers helpful guidelines to in a quick-reference infographic to help minimize foot problems caused by poorly fitting or worn out shoes. Learn more »


Check Pain Management Off Your List of Foot Surgery Worries

Even if you have a high tolerance for pain, the unfortunate truth is that pain can be an accompaniment of the healing process following any surgery. But, with the proper care, healing after foot and ankle surgery can be more comfortable than you might expect. Learn more »


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 »


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

Foot ulcers can be caused by many different ailments. Foot and ankle surgeons need to find the underlying causes and treat the wound and cause accordingly. Learn more »


Evolving Surgery Helping to Eliminate Foot Nerve Pain

Foot and ankle surgeons can properly diagnose foot pain and determine if it is nerve pain or if it is coming from other sources. Learn more »


Not All Achilles Tendons Are Treated the Same

When an Achilles tendon is ruptured, a complete or partial tear of the tendon occurs leaving the heel bone separated (or partially separated) from the knee. Learn more »


When Is It Time to See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?

Any time you're experiencing foot and ankle pain or have a serious injury, it's best to start with the physician who specifically specializes in providing care to this important part of your body—a foot and ankle surgeon. Learn more »


Why Does My Heel Hurt?

While there can be many reasons for heel pain, we as foot and ankle surgeons categorize heel pain into four major causes: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis and nerve pain. Diagnosing the specific issue depends on the exact location of the pain and how the pain affects the mechanical movement of the leg. Learn more »


Four Tips for Healthy Winter Feet

Keep your feet in tip-top shape during the winter. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers four tips for healthy winter feet. Learn more »

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