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The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. The body’s natural response to any type of joint injury is to increase blood flow to the affected area. This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling. Depending on the...
/conditions/joint-swelling-in-the-foot 1/10/2018 12:29:27 PM
The running and side-to-side cutting in lacrosse are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injur...
/conditions/lacrosse-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 12:31:46 PM
Depending on the sport, your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating from repetitive play. For more information on the injury risk factors while playing your favorite sport, see the topics listed below or read the article, Foot Health Facts for Athletes . Baseball B...
/conditions/sports-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:46:06 PM
Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives Breakthrough treatments making the difference.    Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility and improving the lives of many people living with diabetes who suffer from...
/article/advanced-treatments-help-hard-to-heal-diabetic-foo 1/10/2018 2:35:41 PM
What Is This Bump on My Foot? Michael Coyer, DPM, AACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Orange County, California Associate Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons "I've got this lump on my foot—what could it be?" As a foot and ankle surgeon, I am aske...
/article/what-is-this-bump-on-my-foot 10/15/2018 5:33:33 PM
Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain ACFAS offers mothers-to-be remedies for aching feet.     “Oh, my aching feet” is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? According to the American College of Foot...
/article/enjoy-pregnancy-without-foot-pain 3/28/2019 3:40:02 PM
Your feet and ankles take a beating when you’re playing baseball. Baseball players should be aware of the following risks. Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to...
/conditions/baseball-injuries-to-the-foot and-ankle 1/10/2018 10:57:31 AM
Your feet and ankles take a beating when you are playing softball. Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls and stepping on or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle su...
/conditions/softball-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:44:16 PM
Is Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing? As you head to your favorite golf course this spring, make sure your feet are in shape before approaching the tee box. Your big toe, heel and ball of your foot are the spots most likely to cause pain that can ruin your golf swing. Behi...
/article/is-foot-pain-ruining-your-golf-swing 11/23/2016 12:23:15 PM
Five Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children cannot explain what is wrong. But it is important to protect growing feet and to have problems checked out early. T...
/article/five-signs-your-child-may-have-a-foot-problem 3/28/2019 3:40:26 PM
Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain How to Spot Kids’ Foot Problems Healthy Feet Can Reduce Seniors’ Risk of Falling High Ankle vs. Lateral Ankle Sprains: What’s the Difference?
/newsletter-issues/2019/spring-2019 4/3/2019 11:22:31 AM
Pain across the bottom of the foot at any point between the heel and the ball of the foot is often referred to as arch pain. Although this description is nonspecific, most arch pain is due to strain or inflammation of the plantar fascia (a long ligament on the bottom of the f...
/conditions/arch-pain 11/8/2017 2:45:14 PM
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These are different from shoe inserts and arch supports in that they have two functions. Orthotics can be used to accommodate or offload a prominent area. This can be helpful for bursitis, calluses...
/conditions/orthotics 1/10/2018 12:40:40 PM
Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. ...
/article/runners-fit-feet-finish-faster 11/17/2017 11:08:34 AM
Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it po...
/article/seniors-how-healthy-feet-can-reduce-your-risk-of-f 1/24/2019 4:52:38 PM
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