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What Is a Tailor’s Bunion?    Tailor’s bunion, also called a bunionette, is a prominence of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The prominence that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metata...
/conditions/tailor-s-bunion-(bunionette) 1/10/2018 1:54:36 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
Rare Diabetes Foot Complication Becoming More Common At first, Kim Schraeder did not worry about the swelling in her left foot. After all, it was pulling double-duty while her other foot recovered from surgery. "I have a high threshold for pain," she says. "It hurt to walk ...
/article/rare-diabetes-foot-complication-becoming-more-comm 12/4/2017 1:54:30 PM
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
A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas. Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older.  Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis (al...
/conditions/nail-fungus 1/10/2018 12:37:43 PM
Keep Your Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe This Summer Get Your Feet Ready for Sandal Season Sandals & Foot Problems in Men MRSA Infections
/newsletter-issues/2019/summer-2019 6/11/2019 3:30:10 PM
Frequently Asked Questions About Bunion Surgery Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about bunions and their treatment. 1. Are bunions hereditary? Bunions are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanic structure of the foot. It is not the buni...
/article/frequently-asked-questions-about-bunion-surgery 11/23/2016 12:15:59 PM
Pediatric Flatfoot: Cause for Alarm? Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and being alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Pediatric flatfoot is a childhood condition that, if left untr...
/article/pediatric-flatfoot-cause-for-alarm 11/29/2017 10:46:10 AM
Foot Care During Childhood Requires Specialized Approach Pediatric patients present unique challenges to diagnosis and treatment of foot conditions.     The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) calls for a renewed effort in diagnosing and treating pediatric...
/article/foot-care-during-childhood-requires-specialized-ap 11/29/2017 10:56:39 AM
Foot Health Facts for Women Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men, mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems.  Foot and ankle probl...
/article/foot-health-facts-for-women 11/9/2016 11:52:12 AM
Get Your Feet in Shape for Sandal Season Beat the Heat with Healthy Summer Feet Protect Your Feet from Lawnmower Injuries
/newsletter-issues/2016/volume-23,-issue-3,-may-2016 5/26/2016 2:14:21 PM
That Pain in Your Back Could be Linked to Your Feet If your lower back has been hurting, and you do not remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet. Foot pain is something that many people try to ignore. After all, doesn’t everyone’s feet...
/article/that-pain-in-your-back-could-be-linked-to-your-fee 11/23/2016 2:18:21 PM
Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery New techniques & custom surgical implants mean patients get back on their feet faster.     More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and nearly two-thirds will develop a bunion in ...
/article/advances-in-bunion-surgery-lead-to-faster,-less-pa 11/6/2017 12:37:03 PM
What Is Osteoarthritis?   Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage (the connective tissue found at the end of the bones in the joints) protects and cushions the bones during movement. When ca...
/conditions/osteoarthritis-of-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 12:43:33 PM
When to Fix Kids' Feet: Don't Wait to Seek Help Being an advocate for your child can lead to improved outcomes Identifying the difference between growing pains and injuries can be difficult for a parent. Since children are growing and active, they can easily take a fall or t...
/article/when-to-fix-kids-feet 5/10/2018 11:08:44 AM
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