What Is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture? Fifth metatarsal fractures (breaks) are common foot foot injuries. The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are: ...
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What Is the Calcaneus? Calcaneal fractures occur on the calcaneus or heel bone, a large bone that forms the foundation of the rear part of the foot. The calcaneus connects with the talus and cuboid bones. The connection between the talus and calcaneus forms the subtalar jo...
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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. “No pain, no g...
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Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles Board tricks, repeated foot impact can lead to serious injury. Children and young adults love the thrill of skateboarding. They learn to master their skills of "riding the rail" and "catching air." But according to the ...
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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
Field Sports Injuries on the Rise for Children Overuse and lack of proper equipment elevates risk for pain and injury ( View Full-Size Version ) Spring and summer bring longer days and, for many children, lots of outdoor activity. The American College of Foot an...
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Cartilage Regeneration Benefits Athletes and Boomers Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and injured ankle joints, it's close enough, making them feel almost new again. Foot and ankle sur...
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Pain across the bottom of the foot at any point between the heel and the ball of the foot is often referred to as arch pain. Although this description is nonspecific, most arch pain is due to strain or inflammation of the plantar fascia (a long ligament on the bottom of the f...
11/8/2017 2:45:14 PM
Calf pain can result from many different causes. Sometimes something as simple as overactivity causes muscle strain in the calf. Or dietary imbalances may cause cramping in the calf. However, calf pain may be a symptom of more serious problems as well. Poor blood flow to the...
11/8/2017 2:45:24 PM
The running and side-to-side cutting in field hockey are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendo...
11/8/2017 2:45:45 PM
Bone tumors are caused by an abnormal growth of cells. They may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Although rare, bone tumors can occur in the foot and ankle. They can be primary (originating in the bone) or secondary (originating in another part of the body)....
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