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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...
/article/a-winning-strategy-don-t-play-through-pain 1/10/2018 2:35:16 PM
What Is Turf Toe?    Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe or from repetitive injury w...
/conditions/turf-toe 1/10/2018 2:10:16 PM
Lisfranc Injury: Easy to Miss, Hard to Get Over Elite athletes like NFL quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Santonio Holmes had productive seasons ended by the little-known and often overlooked Lisfranc injury, a serious foot injury that few have heard of and no one wan...
/article/lisfranc-injury-easy-to-miss,-hard-to-get-over 11/8/2016 2:34:37 PM
  Rest: Stay off the injured (foot/ankle). Walking may cause further injury. Ice: Apply an ice pack to the injured area, placing a thin towel between the ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again. Compression: An el...
/conditions/r-i-c-e-protocol 1/10/2018 1:13:35 PM
Oh Deer: Surgeons Caution Hunters to Protect Their Feet and Ankles from Injury While foot and ankle injuries are most often associated with hobbies like running, basketball and hiking, hunting can also be the cause of serious injuries to the area. It is important that hunter...
/article/surgeons-caution-hunters-to-protect-their-feet-and 11/16/2018 12:23:40 PM
The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. The body’s natural response to any type of joint injury is to increase blood flow to the affected area. This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling. Depending on the...
/conditions/joint-swelling-in-the-foot 1/10/2018 12:29:27 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, ...
/conditions/acute-inflammation 11/8/2017 2:45:11 PM
Why Won't My Ankle Sprain Heal? Suneel K. Basra, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from New Jersey As foot and ankle surgeons, we see it happen all the time—one minute a person is walking, the next, they misstep and “twist” their ankle, landing them on the ground and e...
/article/why-won-t-my-ankle-sprain-heal 1/26/2018 12:56:44 PM
Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers Lack of preparation and insufficient gear may increase risk for pain and injury.      In the United States, more than 38 million people annually go hiking, and the popular recreational activity has recently seen increas...
/article/foot-and-ankle-surgeons-offer-safety-tips-for-hike 11/9/2016 12:59:49 PM
What Is an Ankle Fracture?    A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both. Ankle ...
/conditions/ankle-fractures 11/8/2017 2:45:12 PM
Watch Your Step: Uneven Hiking Terrain Poses Threat to Feet & Ankles Hiking the thousands of beautiful trails across the country can be a great way to absorb nature’s beauty while getting great exercise. But because of the uneven terrains on hiking trails, hikers should pay ...
/article/watch-your-step-uneven-hiking-terrain-poses-threat 10/19/2018 10:57:25 AM
Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults Lack of preparation or recovery measures increase risk for pain and injury.   With warmer weather on the way and the push for participation in awareness walks in full swing, the American College of Foot and An...
/article/walkathons-present-foot-health-challenges-for-sede 11/23/2016 2:20:55 PM
What Is an Ankle Sprain?   An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments pr...
/conditions/ankle-sprain 11/8/2017 2:45:13 PM
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.    The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates more than 37,000 Americans suffer a power mower-relate...
/article/lawnmower-accidents-cause-thousands-of-foot-injuri 12/6/2017 1:18:20 PM
Dancing places more physical demand on the foot and ankle and increases their risk of injury. Ballet dancers also have added risk of foot and ankle injury because of specific positions, such as en pointe and demi-pointe , which can add stress to the toes and ball of the fo...
/conditions/dance-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 11:36:58 AM
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