Avoid Ankle Pain This Winter Protect Your Feet from Frostbite Ingrown Toenails Can Cause Big Problems for Kids
5/31/2016 1:42:06 PM
High-Heeled Boots Can Be Dangerous This winter’s fashionable high-heeled boots put women at risk for slips, falls and injuries on ice and snow, warn experts with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). These popular boots typically feature tall, spiked heels ...
12/6/2017 2:35:14 PM
The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Of the 28 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require...
11/8/2017 2:46:50 PM
What Is Hammertoe? Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) deformity of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as...
1/10/2018 12:22:33 PM
When a Hammertoe is Not Just a Hammertoe Surgeons advise a second look at ligament in foot as culprit. When people notice one of their toes has an abnormal upward bend at the joint, many times they think it is a hammertoe. But often, the self-diagnosis is inaccurate a...
11/23/2016 2:27:37 PM
When Is It Time to See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon? Laurence G. Rubin, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Virginia President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons When it comes to people suffering from foot pain, I find most aren’t sure where to turn...
1/26/2018 1:24:14 PM
What Is an Ankle Fracture? A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both. Ankle ...
11/8/2017 2:45:12 PM
Watch Your Step: Uneven Hiking Terrain Poses Threat to Feet & Ankles Hiking the thousands of beautiful trails across the country can be a great way to absorb nature’s beauty while getting great exercise. But because of the uneven terrains on hiking trails, hikers should pay ...
10/19/2018 10:57:25 AM
Avoid Sprains & Fractures This Summer 10 Tips for Healthy Outdoor Feet Don’t Let Bunions Sideline You
6/27/2016 5:22:58 PM
Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn Fall is not a fun time of year for women like Elaine Powers. In the summer months, "like everybody else, I like to wear flip-flop sandals, open-toed shoes, a nice pedicure with good nail polish," she says. But as autumn arrives, the 49-...
11/9/2016 11:40:12 AM
Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun Foot and ankle surgeons warn not to underestimate the seriousness of ankle sprains. Every Thanksgiving, families across the United States gather to play one of America's greatest pastimes, touch football. Whi...
11/6/2017 12:47:01 PM
Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box? Foot and ankle surgeons warn against taking part in growing surgery trend. Getting excited over a snazzy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos is one thing—having your feet surgically altered to wear them is another. As extreme a...
11/23/2016 12:10:52 PM
Pediatric Flatfoot Problems Smoking and Bone Healing Risks Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention
6/27/2016 5:26:45 PM
People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not ...
1/10/2018 11:38:13 AM
What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Commonly referred to as poor circulation, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is the restriction of blood flow in the arteries of the leg. When arteries become narrowed by plaque (the accumulation of cholesterol and other materials on the...
1/10/2018 12:49:30 PM