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Whether an athlete is a recreational, competitive or elite runner, foot and ankle health is essential for optimal performance. Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries, including heel pain (plantar fasciitis) , Achilles tendonitis , sesamoiditis , stress fractures , p...
/conditions/running-and-track-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:31:40 PM
Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis? Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain.     Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that affects more than 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million...
/article/is-your-foot-fracture-an-early-sign-of-osteoporosi 11/23/2016 12:24:21 PM
Tips for Parents: How to Spot Kids' Foot Problems Foot and ankle surgeons offer advice to help parents recognize conditions early.     Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, who often struggle ...
/article/tips-for-parents-how-to-spot-kids-foot-problems 11/29/2017 10:39:26 AM
Although golf does not involve running or jumping, injuries can occur to the foot and ankle. Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course.  The golf swing can also place ...
/conditions/golf-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 11/8/2017 2:45:56 PM
Soccer is hard on the feet! Injuries to the foot and ankle can occur from running and side-to-side cutting, sliding or tackling and from striking the ball or another player with the foot. Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains ...
/conditions/soccer-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:38:09 PM
Tennis involves much foot work. Foot and ankle injuries can occur from the continuous side-to-side and quick stopping and starting motions required in this sport. The playing surface also plays a role, as hard courts are less forgiving compared to clay courts. Tennis players ...
/conditions/tennis-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 2:01:50 PM
The repetitive jumping and side-to-side movements required in volleyball increase the risk of injuries to the foot and ankle. Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains  are a common injury in this sport. Ankle sprains should be evaluat...
/conditions/volleyball-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 2:12:30 PM
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot. Additional valuable information: Flexible Flatfoot Heel Pain ...
/conditions/custom-orthotic-devices 1/10/2018 11:34:06 AM
Tired feet are not a medical condition but a common complaint related to various medical conditions. Abnormal foot structure (flatfoot or high-arched foot) can overburden the foot, resulting in muscle fatigue. Obesity, improper footwear, pregnancy, leg swelling, increased a...
/conditions/tired-feet 1/10/2018 2:07:31 PM
What to Ask Your Foot and Ankle Surgeon About Bunion Surgery If you are considering bunion surgery, here are some questions to ask your foot and ankle surgeon. As a patient, you are part of the healthcare team. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Informed patients make inform...
/article/what-to-ask-your-foot-and-ankle-surgeon-about-buni 11/23/2016 2:22:37 PM
What is ACFAS? The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) was founded in 1942 and has grown into a specialty medical society of more than 7,400 members. ACFAS members are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) with specialty training in surgical and nonsurgical trea...
/what-is-acfas 11/6/2017 11:42:49 AM
Are Popular Sandals Causing Foot Problems in Men? Footwear has come a long way since Roman armies conquered an empire wearing only sandals on their feet. But what’s old is new again, as sales of men’s sandals increase. Along with the growing popularity of men’s sandals come...
/article/are-popular-sandals-causing-foot-problems-in-men 11/6/2017 12:52:25 PM
Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage.   Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners. The growing popularity of marathons among beginni...
/article/common-runners’-injury-stress-fractures-of-the-foo 11/17/2017 10:57:35 AM
Foot Health Facts for Children Pain in a child’s foot or ankle is never normal. There is no such thing as “growing pains.” Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Foot...
/article/foot-health-facts-for-children 11/29/2017 10:36:10 AM
Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain Look down to find one possible culprit in America’s childhood obesity epidemic: feet. Physician members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons have noticed a link between foot pain and childhood obesity. A vicious cycle oc...
/article/childhood-obesity-linked-to-foot-pain 11/29/2017 11:04:16 AM
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