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What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?   Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing ...
/conditions/chronic-ankle-instability 1/10/2018 11:19:32 AM
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...
/conditions/charcot-foot 1/10/2018 11:12:41 AM
What Is Cavus Foot?   Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. Because of this high arch, an excessive amount of weight is placed on the ball and heel of the foot when walking or standing. Cavus foot can lead to a variety of signs and symptoms, such...
/conditions/cavus-foot-(high-arched-foot) 1/10/2018 11:12:00 AM
What Is Capsulitis of the Second Toe?   Ligaments surrounding the joint at the base of the second toe form a capsule, which helps the joint to function properly. Capsulitis is a condition in which these ligaments have become inflamed. Although capsulitis can also occur in th...
/conditions/capsulitis-of-the-second-toe 1/10/2018 11:10:15 AM
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. What Is a Bunion?   A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus) is often described as a bump ...
/conditions/bunions 1/10/2018 11:05:39 AM
Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus. This serious infection can occur from a number of sources: It may enter bone through an injury, such as an open...
/conditions/bone-infection 1/10/2018 11:03:08 AM
How Does a Bone Heal?   All broken bones go through the same healing process. This is true whether a bone has been cut as part of a surgical procedure or fractured through an injury.  The bone healing process has three overlapping stages: inflammation, bone production and b...
/conditions/bone-healing 1/10/2018 11:01:57 AM
A black, purple or brownish discoloration under or involving a toenail is frequently due to trauma to the toenail, such as when something is dropped on the toe. The color results from a blood clot or bleeding under the nail and may involve the entire nail or just a small port...
/conditions/black-toenails 1/10/2018 11:00:22 AM
Your feet and ankles take a beating when you’re playing baseball. Baseball players should be aware of the following risks. Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to...
/conditions/baseball-injuries-to-the-foot and-ankle 1/10/2018 10:57:31 AM
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)....
/conditions/bone-tumors-in-the-foot 12/26/2017 11:14:16 AM
Five Tips For Healthy Holiday Feet Don't let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips for healthy holiday feet. (View Full-Size Version)   If the shoe fits, wear it.   When hitting the dance flo...
/article/five-tips-for-healthy-holiday-feet 12/6/2017 5:37:10 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 ...
/article/high-heeled-boots-can-be-dangerous 12/6/2017 2:35:14 PM
In Women's Shoes, Pain Does Not Equal Gain High-heeled shoes can cause pain, deformities and damage to the feet that can last a lifetime. But doctors say there are steps women can take to reduce high heel-related foot problems. Avoid shoes with pointed toes. Avoi...
/article/in-women-s-shoes,-pain-does-not-equal-gain 12/6/2017 2:33:14 PM
Still Think High Heels Are Worth It? It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear—another warning about high heels. But wearing pump-style shoes often causes significant pain by irritating a common bony deformity on the back of the heel, called "pump bump."  If left un...
/article/still-think-high-heels-are-worth-it 12/6/2017 2:31:50 PM
Boomers Not Backing Down from Foot and Ankle Arthritis Surgical advances keeping them active, pain-free.     They danced to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and disco. They worked out with Jane Fonda and made jogging their national pastime. Now approaching retirement, man...
/article/boomers-not-backing-down-from-foot-and-ankle-arthr 12/6/2017 1:29:48 PM
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