What Is Hallux Rigidus? Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint, and with time, it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe. Hallux refers to the big toe, while rigidus indicates that the ...
1/10/2018 12:22:14 PM
Broken toes and broken metatarsal bones can be painful, significant injuries. The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Of the 28 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in ...
6/17/2021 5:05:07 PM
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? In fact, ankle replacements in the U.S. more than doubled last year, thanks in part to advances in ankle implants (prostheses...
11/6/2017 12:49:06 PM
Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in American society. Currently, up to one third of the U.S. population is considered obese, defined as a body mass index greater than 30. Although it seems obvious, many studies have found a direct link between increased BMI and foot prob...
1/10/2018 12:39:33 PM
Don't Let an Old Ankle Injury Spring Up Bunionettes Not as Cute as They Sound Common Foot Care Myths Debunked
6/27/2016 5:01:57 PM
Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed Long-term complications result from poor recovery. Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons reminds patients to s...
11/6/2017 12:39:05 PM
Prepare for Spring Walkathons to Avoid Foot & Ankle Injuries Is Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing? Foot Health Facts on Children’s Foot Conditions How Smoking Affects Bone Healing
3/15/2018 1:21:15 PM
When to Visit a Foot & Ankle Surgeon Most people have a foot or ankle problem at one time or another. So how do you know when to see a foot and ankle surgeon? Sometimes it’s obvious that you need to seek help, but at other times it’s less clear. In reality, many symptoms—e...
6/24/2016 2:41:21 PM
Small Scars, Big Benefits Arthroscopic surgery gets patients back on their feet faster. Performing arthroscopic surgery on a foot or ankle ailment offers patients more than just a smaller scar. The procedure, which involves making small incisions, also can be less pa...
11/23/2016 1:42:41 PM
What Is Acute Inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation or surgery. This natural defense process brings increased blood flow to the area, resulting in an accumulation of fluid. As the body mounts this protective response, ...
11/8/2017 2:45:11 PM
Barefoot running is running while barefoot, without wearing any shoes on the feet. Running in thin-soled, flexible shoes is related but differs in some ways. Minimalist-style running is comparable to barefoot running in that the shoe gear aims at protecting the bottoms of the...
11/8/2017 2:45:15 PM
Children's Injured Feet Young athletes could see their sports dreams evaporate if they do not seek prompt treatment and do not allow full rehabilitation of foot and ankle injuries. That warning comes from sports medicine experts with the American College of Foot and Ankle Sur...
11/29/2017 12:10:53 PM
High-Heeled Boots Can Be Dangerous This winter’s 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). These popular boots typically feature tall, spiked heels ...
12/6/2017 2:35:14 PM
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. If your children are pl...
1/10/2018 2:34:32 PM
A Winning Strategy: Don't Play Through Pain Timely treatment and rehabilitation are key to proper healing. Sometimes athletes can be their own worst enemy, especially when they continue to play following an injury to their foot or ankle. To ensure proper recovery from...
1/10/2018 2:35:16 PM