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Swelling of the feet may be due to many factors, including trauma, infection , tumor , varicose veins, improper function of the lymphatic system, poor circulation , hypertension and congestive heart failure, to name a few. The foot and ankle surgeon will recommend treatm...
/conditions/swollen-feet 1/10/2018 1:52:18 PM
Swelling of the ankles may be due to many factors, including trauma, infection , tumor , varicose veins, improper function of the lymphatic system, poor circulation , hypertension and congestive heart failure, to name a few. The foot and ankle surgeon will recommend trea...
/conditions/swollen-ankles 1/10/2018 1:51:41 PM
The number of sweat glands is most dense in the feet and hands. Sweaty feet are a common disorder in which the sweat glands of the feet produce excessive sweat. Persons with this condition usually have a genetic predisposition or are under stress, which activates the brain to...
/conditions/sweaty-feet 1/10/2018 1:49:56 PM
Stress fractures are tiny hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot. They can be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper shoes, flatfoot or other foot deformities and osteoporosis. These tiny breaks in the bones of the f...
/conditions/stress-fracture-in-the-foot 1/10/2018 1:49:04 PM
Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can be spread through the skin or open wound contact and is known to cause serious illness and infection if contracted. In recent years, certain types of staph bacteria, such as drug-resistant MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphy...
/conditions/staph-infections-of-the-foot 1/10/2018 1:47:20 PM
Depending on the sport, your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating from repetitive play. For more information on the injury risk factors while playing your favorite sport, see the topics listed below or read the article, Foot Health Facts for Athletes . Baseball B...
/conditions/sports-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:46:06 PM
Your feet and ankles take a beating when you are playing softball. Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls and stepping on or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle su...
/conditions/softball-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:44:16 PM
What Is a Soft-Tissue Biopsy?    A soft-tissue biopsy is the removal and microscopic examination of a small sample of soft tissue for diagnostic purposes. Soft tissue includes the skin, fat, muscle and tendons that surround, connect or support other tissues or organs. Soft-t...
/conditions/soft-tissue-biopsy 1/10/2018 1:40:13 PM
Soccer is hard on the feet! Injuries to the foot and ankle can occur from running and side-to-side cutting, sliding or tackling and from striking the ball or another player with the foot. Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains ...
/conditions/soccer-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:38:09 PM
Skin cancer  is a general term for three distinct cancers that can appear on the foot: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.   Basal cell carcinoma , the most common type of skin cancer, appears on sun-exposed areas as a smooth, raised bump or a sore ...
/conditions/skin-cancer-of-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:34:44 PM
Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot and diminishing or eliminating ...
/conditions/shoe-inserts 1/10/2018 1:33:59 PM
Shin splints is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain usually appears after and is aggravated by repetitive activities, such as running or walking. Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn-ou...
/conditions/shin-splints 1/10/2018 1:33:21 PM
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...
/conditions/running-and-track-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:31:40 PM
Rugby is hard on the feet and ankles! Injuries can occur from running and cutting, direct trauma during tackling and during the scrum. Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associate...
/conditions/rugby-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:22:39 PM
What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease in which certain cells of the immune system malfunction and attack healthy joints. RA causes inflammation in the lining (synovium) of joints, most often the joints of the hands and feet. The signs of in...
/conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:21:03 PM
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