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Simple Precautions Can Keep You on the Trails This Fall Even the most avid outdoor enthusiasts don’t realize just how much stress and strain they put on their feet and ankles during autumn hikes. Those long, vigorous walks on uneven terrain may be fun, but without proper car...
/article/simple-precautions-can-keep-you-on-the-trails-this 11/9/2016 2:34:46 PM
Keep Deadly Blood Clots at Bay Medication, movement can prevent DVT, pulmonary embolism.     Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined. According to the American College of Foot an...
/article/keep-deadly-blood-clots-at-bay 11/23/2016 1:07:20 PM
Advancing Tissue Healing Without Surgery You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Major League pitcher Takashi Saito, the technique also is...
/article/advancing-tissue-healing-without-surgery 11/17/2017 11:05:17 AM
Ouch! Young Soccer Players Sidelined by Painful Toes Snug cleats, repeated kicking lead to ingrown toenails.     This is a bad time of year to be a juvenile toenail. Suffolk, Va. foot and ankle surgeon Matthew Dairman, DPM, FACFAS, says he sees a lot of children with ...
/article/ouch!-young-soccer-players-sidelined-by-painful-to 11/29/2017 10:48:36 AM
How Does a Bone Heal?   All broken bones go through the same healing process. This is true whether a bone has been cut as part of a surgical procedure or fractured through an injury.  The bone healing process has three overlapping stages: inflammation, bone production and b...
/conditions/bone-healing 1/10/2018 11:01:57 AM
What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?   Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing ...
/conditions/chronic-ankle-instability 1/10/2018 11:19:32 AM
Mystery Moles Patients Afraid to Consult an Expert Put Their Lives at Risk Because sun exposure is so often associated with skin cancers, those areas of the body that do not receive regular exposure, like the feet and ankles, are often overlooked when people are checking th...
/article/mystery-moles 12/3/2018 4:18:26 PM
Frostbite occurs when a body part is exposed to extreme cold. If conditions are cold enough for the water within the tissues to freeze and form ice crystals, cell death can occur. The feet, hands, ears and nose are particularly prone to frostbite due to their location away fr...
/conditions/frostbite 1/10/2018 12:02:55 PM
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that results in a bluish-white discoloration of fingers and toes, often as a result of exposure to cold. Stress, smoking and certain medications may trigger or worsen symptoms. The color change, which occurs from spasms in small blood vesse...
/conditions/raynauds-phenomenon 1/10/2018 1:17:08 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/wounds 1/10/2018 2:18:13 PM
Parents: Buying the Right Shoes Assist Your Diabetic Loved Ones Keep Your Feet Safe
/newsletter-issues/2012/fall-2012 6/27/2016 5:34:06 PM
Athletes: Listen to Your Body Surgeons Caution the Risks of Playing Through the Pain Athletes likely experience aches and pains over the course of a season, some worse than others. However, athletes may not always appreciate the severity of the pain they are feeling, which ...
/article/athletes-listen-to-your-body 9/5/2018 12:51:36 PM
Staying Safe & Strong Amid COVID-19 With the recent COVID-19 pandemic facing the globe, we’re being forced to face a new reality of social distancing and isolation. While most are stuck inside their homes and normal activities are halted for the unforeseeable future, there’s...
/article/staying-safe-strong-amid-covid-19-(1) 4/30/2020 11:47:39 AM
Staying Safe & Strong Amid COVID-19 With the recent COVID-19 pandemic facing the globe, we’re being forced to face a new reality of social distancing and isolation. While most are stuck inside their homes and normal activities are halted for the unforeseeable future, there’s...
/article/staying-safe-strong-amid-covid-19 4/30/2020 11:51:53 AM
What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?   The blood supply of the leg is transported by arteries and veins. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the limbs; veins carry blood back to the heart. The leg contains superficial veins, which are close to the surface, and deep veins, wh...
/conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis-(dvt) 1/10/2018 11:37:19 AM
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