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Why Does My Heel Hurt? Michael T. Ambroziak, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Michigan Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons One of the most common questions I am asked by my patients is, “Why does my heel hurt?”   While there can b...
/article/why-does-my-heel-hurt 1/26/2018 1:23:09 PM
Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults Lack of preparation or recovery measures increase risk for pain and injury.   With warmer weather on the way and the push for participation in awareness walks in full swing, the American College of Foot and An...
/article/walkathons-present-foot-health-challenges-for-sede 11/23/2016 2:20:55 PM
Avoid Kids Foot Problems with the Right Shoes Before you head to the store to buy your kids shoes, follow these helpful guidelines to prevent or minimize foot problems from poorly fitting or worn-out shoes. Shoes Should Fit Your child’s feet can grow up to two sizes in six...
/article/avoid-kid-s-foot-problems-with-the-right-shoes 1/10/2018 2:38:47 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
What Is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture?   Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—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: Avulsion fracture. In an avul...
/conditions/fractures-of-the-fifth-metatarsal 1/10/2018 12:00:48 PM
Back-to-School Soccer Season Prime time for foot and ankle injuries.     Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to "play through" foot and ankle pain, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. "Skeleta...
/article/back-to-school-soccer-season 1/10/2018 2:41:16 PM
Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor.     Being "light on your feet" when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries t...
/article/healthy-feet-make-the-best-dancing-feet 4/18/2018 1:42:56 PM
Lawnmower Accidents Cause Thousands of Foot Injuries Your lawn could become a "toe-away" zone if you’re not careful when operating rotary-blade lawn mowers.    The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates more than 37,000 Americans suffer a power mower-relate...
/article/lawnmower-accidents-cause-thousands-of-foot-injuri 3/28/2019 3:39:31 PM
Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in American society. Currently, up to one third of the U.S. population is considered obese, defined as a body mass index greater than 30. Although it seems obvious, many studies have found a direct link between increased BMI and foot prob...
/conditions/obesity-and-your-feet 1/10/2018 12:39:33 PM
Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors urge sunscreen use and exams to prevent skin cancer on feet   Many people do not think about their feet when applying sunscreen, but did you know that the skin on your feet is highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin canc...
/article/sunscreen-on-your-feet 7/8/2016 12:00:29 PM
What Is a Sesamoid?    A sesamoid is a bone embedded in a tendon. Sesamoids are found in several joints in the body. In the normal foot, the sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones located in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe joint. Acting as a pulley for tendons, the s...
/conditions/sesamoid-injuries-in-the-foot 11/8/2017 2:46:31 PM
Keep Boot Heels Low This Winter to Prevent Foot & Ankle Injuries Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Foot Care Low Vitamin D Levels Can Increase Your Risk of Foot Fractures Skiing or Skating This Winter? Keep Feet & Ankles Safe from Injury  
/newsletter-issues/2017/winter-2017 11/30/2017 3:41:03 PM
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 ...
/article/surgeons-warn-skateboarding-tough-on-feet,-ankles 11/29/2017 10:40:51 AM
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
Fix Feet First Before Weight Loss Resolutions Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, o...
/article/fix-feet-first-before-weight-loss-resolutions 11/9/2016 12:56:25 PM
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