Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated—and Misdiagnosed Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two major types of sprained ankles—high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains—often look the same, even th...
11/29/2017 10:42:43 AM
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 ...
11/29/2017 10:40:51 AM
Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. ...
11/17/2017 11:08:34 AM
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
Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage. Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners. The growing popularity of marathons among beginni...
11/17/2017 10:57:35 AM
There are 26 bones in the foot. These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones. Pain, swelling, redness and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture. Fractures of ...
11/8/2017 2:45:48 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
What Is Equinus? Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg. Equinus can occur in one or both feet. When it involves both feet,...
11/8/2017 2:45:42 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
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
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
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 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
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5/23/2017 5:26:56 PM
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3/22/2017 1:30:18 PM