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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
Stress Fractures and Other Foot Injuries Increase in Winter Weather  American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons urges safety.      As temperatures dip across the United States, the prospect of a long winter and slippery conditions is at the forefront of everyone's mind...
/article/stress-fracturies,-foot-injuries-increase-in-winte 11/9/2016 11:56:36 AM
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 11/8/2017 2:45:37 PM
Intoeing (pigeon toes) is a condition in which the feet point inward when walking. It is commonly seen in children and may resolve in very early childhood with no treatment or intervention.  The child should be examined by a foot and ankle surgeon if the intoeing is causing...
/conditions/intoeing 1/10/2018 12:27:36 PM
  Rest: Stay off the injured (foot/ankle). Walking may cause further injury. Ice: Apply an ice pack to the injured area, placing a thin towel between the ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again. Compression: An el...
/conditions/r-i-c-e-protocol 1/10/2018 1:13:35 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
What Is a Tarsal Coalition?    A tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection that develops between two bones in the back of the foot (the tarsal bones). This abnormal connection, which can be composed of bone, cartilage or fibrous tissue, may lead to limited motion and pain i...
/conditions/tarsal-coalition 1/10/2018 1:57:43 PM
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for strong bones. Inadequate vitamin D can lead to osteoporosis, increased risk of falls, fractures and bone and muscle pain. In the foot and ankle, stress fractures of the metatarsal bones and ankle may be seen in those with vitam...
/conditions/vitamin-d-deficiency 11/8/2017 2:46:51 PM
High Heels Fuel Foot Pain for Female Runners Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits—physical, mental and emotional—as their motivation to keep logging the miles. But like any strenuous physical activity, running can also lead to overuse injuries. One of those i...
/article/high-heels-fuel-foot-pain-for-female-runners 11/9/2016 11:25:33 AM
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