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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
Treating Foot and Ankle Conditions During the COVID-19 Crisis During this unprecedented time, it’s still important to take care of your overall wellness, and your feet are no exception. Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for balance, mobility and a healthy body. However, i...
/article/treating-foot-and-ankle-conditions-during-the-covi 11/4/2020 1:50:48 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
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because...
/conditions/diabetic-foot-care-guidelines 11/2/2020 3:21:15 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
Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes and Beyond Foot and ankle surgeons offer tips for athletes of all levels.     The 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived, and according to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), intense play perfo...
/article/foot-injuries-in-olympic-athletes-and-beyond 11/8/2016 5:10:13 PM
A callus is a thickened area of skin on the foot caused by pressure and repeated rubbing, such as from a shoe or sock. The rubbing causes the skin to produce a layer of protective skin (a callus). Calluses vary in size and can become painful. There are a number of treatments...
/conditions/callus 11/8/2017 2:45:03 PM
Arch supports are devices that are placed into one’s shoes to support the arch and diminish or eliminate pain. A foot and ankle surgeon may provide advice on which type is best for your foot type, and you may be able to obtain arch supports from the doctor’s office. Arch supp...
/conditions/arch-supports 11/8/2017 2:45:15 PM
A corn is a small circular thickened lesion in the skin of the foot. It usually forms due to repeated pressure on the skin, such as the rubbing of a shoe. The name "corn" comes from its resemblance to a kernel of corn. A corn is different from a callus in that it has a centra...
/conditions/corns 1/10/2018 11:23:54 AM
There are 26 bones in the human foot. Some people have extra bones (accessory ossicles) which are usually congenital (present at birth) but may also be due to previous trauma. These extra bones, which can occur with any bone in the foot, can be painless (asymptomatic) and are...
/conditions/extra-bones 1/10/2018 11:41:23 AM
What Is the Lisfranc Joint?   The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough band of tissue that joins two of these bones. This is importa...
/conditions/lisfranc-injuries 1/10/2018 12:33:11 PM
Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone,” is a condition in which bones become weak and thin due to lack of calcium and/or vitamin D. People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks).  Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because many pe...
/conditions/osteoporosis 1/10/2018 12:46:14 PM
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