Keep Your Dancing Feet Happy Caution with Kids’ Heel Pain Healthy Feet for the New Year
6/27/2016 5:32:58 PM
What Is the Achilles Tendon? A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping ...
11/8/2017 2:45:10 PM
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. While once severely restricted in their activity, those wh...
1/10/2018 2:37:06 PM
When Is It Time to See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon? Laurence G. Rubin, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Virginia President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons When it comes to people suffering from foot pain, I find most aren’t sure where to turn...
1/26/2018 1:24:14 PM
What Is Charcot Foot? Charcot foot is a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy). The bones are weakened enough to fracture, and with continued walking, the foot eventually changes shape. A...
7/28/2021 11:37:38 AM
What Is the Tarsal Tunnel? The tarsal tunnel – the source of tarsal tunnel syndrome - is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones, known as the tarsal tunnel. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor retinaculum) that pr...
7/28/2021 1:30:04 PM
10 Vacation Tips for Healthy Feet Runners & Joggers: Watch for Morton’s Neuroma Weekend Warriors Vulnerable to Foot & Ankle Injuries Avoid Foot Pain During Pregnancy
5/23/2017 5:26:56 PM
Playing with Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game Quick, repetitive footwork ID’d as culprit. Foot pain began affecting Donna’s tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to...
11/8/2016 5:17:21 PM
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. Foot and ankle probl...
11/9/2016 11:52:12 AM
Summer Vacation Tips for Healthy Feet Ouch! Nothing ruins a summer vacation faster than a painful or injured foot. From the airport to your hotel room, there are steps you can take to prevent foot and ankle pain and injury. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons of...
11/9/2016 4:10:21 PM
Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun Foot and ankle surgeons warn not to underestimate the seriousness of ankle sprains. Every Thanksgiving, families across the United States gather to play one of America's greatest pastimes, touch football. Whi...
11/6/2017 12:47:01 PM
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. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Major League pitcher Takashi Saito, the technique also is...
11/17/2017 11:05:17 AM
Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain Address pain early, avoid long recovery. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stresses that athletes should never “play through the pain” in their feet. Left untreated, heel pain can lead to difficulty in walking that will ...
11/29/2017 11:02:49 AM
Whether an athlete is a recreational, competitive or elite runner, foot and ankle health is essential for optimal performance. Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries, including heel pain (plantar fasciitis) , Achilles tendonitis , sesamoiditis , stress fractures , p...
1/10/2018 1:31:40 PM
What Is a Tarsal Coalition? A tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection that develops between two bones in the back of the foot (the tarsal bones). This abnormal connection, which can be composed of bone, cartilage or fibrous tissue, may lead to limited motion and pain i...
1/10/2018 1:57:43 PM