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What are the Sesamoids of the Foot?    To understand sesamoid injuries in the foot, it's imporant to know what sesamoinds are. A sesamoid is a bone embedded in a tendon. Sesamoids are found in several joints in the body. In the normal foot, the sesamoids are two pea-shaped ...
/conditions/sesamoid-injuries-in-the-foot 6/17/2021 5:12:59 PM
What Is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture?   Fifth metatarsal fractures (breaks) are common foot foot injuries. The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are: ...
/conditions/fractures-of-the-fifth-metatarsal 6/17/2021 5:08:53 PM
Broken toes and broken metatarsal bones can be painful, significant injuries. 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 ...
/conditions/toe-and-metatarsal-fractures-(broken-toes) 6/17/2021 5:05:07 PM
What Are the Peroneal Tendons?   To understan peroneal tendon injuries, it's important to first understand what the peroneal tendons do. A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The two peroneal tendons in the foot run side by side behind the outer ank...
/conditions/peroneal-tendon-injuries 6/17/2021 5:00:15 PM
Heel pain, especially stabbing heel pain, is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritat...
/conditions/heel-pain-(plantar-fasciitis) 6/17/2021 4:56:19 PM
  ACFAS presents this educational reference on foot and ankle conditions as a public service and for informational purposes only. The material is derived from the current medical knowledge on the topics listed. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professiona...
/foot-ankle-conditions/browse-foot-ankle-conditions 6/17/2021 4:50:39 PM
Why choose a foot and ankle surgeon? Foot and ankle surgeons are the leading experts in foot and ankle care today. As doctors of podiatric medicine – also known as podiatrists, DPMs or occasionally “foot and ankle doctors” – they are the board-certified surgical speci...
/foot-ankle-conditions/search-the-foot-ankle 6/17/2021 4:48:48 PM

/foot-ankle-conditions 6/17/2021 4:46:55 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 7,800 members. ACFAS members are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) with specialty training in surgical and nonsurgical trea...
/what-is-acfas 6/17/2021 4:45:43 PM
What is a Foot & Ankle Surgeon? Foot and ankle surgeons are the surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. They provide complete medical and surgical care for a variety of conditions that affect people of every age. Why choose a foot and ankle surgeon? Foot and ankle...
/what-is-a-foot-and-ankle-surgeon 6/17/2021 4:44:33 PM
Get information for more than 7,800 board-certified foot and ankle surgeons. FootHealthFacts.org is your best resource when looking for a foot and ankle surgeon/podiatrist in your area. Why choose a foot and ankle surgeon? Foot and ankle surgeons are the leading ex...
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Preventing Running Injuries Tackling Big Toe Pain Watch Out for Old Injuries Evaluate Your Feet with the Foot Push-Up Test
/newsletter-issues/2021/spring-2021 3/11/2021 11:56:31 AM
What Is an Ankle Sprain?   An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments pr...
/conditions/ankle-sprain 1/28/2021 2:16:26 PM
Start the New Year on the Right Foot Say Goodbye to Ingrown Toenails Swapping Foot Fractures for Vitamin D Winter Tips for Diabetic Foot Care
/newsletter-issues/2020/winter-2020 12/17/2020 12:33:50 PM
Back-to-School Safety with the Right Shoes Why You Shouldn't Put Off Elective Surgeries Got Heel Pain? It's Fall Yardwork Season
/newsletter-issues/2020/fall-2020 10/23/2020 12:14:39 PM
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