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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
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...
/article/when-is-it-time-to-see-a-foot-and-ankle-surgeon 1/26/2018 1:24:14 PM
Boomers Not Backing Down from Foot and Ankle Arthritis Surgical advances keeping them active, pain-free.     They danced to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and disco. They worked out with Jane Fonda and made jogging their national pastime. Now approaching retirement, man...
/article/boomers-not-backing-down-from-foot-and-ankle-arthr 12/6/2017 1:29:48 PM
Fix Feet First Before Weight Loss Resolutions Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, o...
/article/fix-feet-first-before-weight-loss-resolutions 11/9/2016 12:56:25 PM
Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults Lack of preparation or recovery measures increase risk for pain and injury.   With warmer weather on the way and the push for participation in awareness walks in full swing, the American College of Foot and An...
/article/walkathons-present-foot-health-challenges-for-sede 11/23/2016 2:20:55 PM
Foot of the Class After wearing flip-flops all summer, students head back to school with painful feet.     The sounds of back to school season include the ringing of school bells and cash registers, the slamming of locker doors, the noisy ruckus of school hallways and caf...
/article/foot-of-the-class 11/29/2017 10:54:21 AM
A podiatrist is a physician whose practice focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot and ankle. Achieving the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM) requires four years of training in an accredited podiatric medical school, followed by a hospi...
/conditions/podiatrist 1/10/2018 12:59:42 PM
Back-to-School Foot Pain After wearing flip-flops all summer, students head back to school with painful feet.    The sounds of back-to-school season include the ringing of school bells and cash registers, the slamming of locker doors, the noisy ruckus of school hallways a...
/article/back-to-school-foot-pain 1/10/2018 2:40:40 PM
Advances in Combating Big Toe Arthritis Provide Pain Relief with Swift Recovery Time New treatment options help patients return to normal activities sooner The big toe plays a crucial role in standing, walking and many other daily activities. It makes it possible for humans ...
/article/advances-in-combating-big-toe-arthritis 5/10/2018 12:03:51 PM
Cartilage Regeneration Benefits Athletes and Boomers Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and injured ankle joints, it's close enough, making them feel almost new again. Foot and ankle sur...
/article/cartilage-regeneration-benefits-athletes-boomers 4/3/2019 10:49:18 AM
  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
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
Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone,” is a condition in which bones become weak and thin due to lack of calcium and/or vitamin D. People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks).  Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because many pe...
/conditions/osteoporosis 1/10/2018 12:46:14 PM
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases. Arthritis means “joint inflammation.” When it affects the ankle joint, it can produce swelling and pain and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function and decreased ability to walk. The most...
/conditions/ankle-arthritis 11/8/2017 2:45:12 PM
Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles Board tricks, repeated foot impact can lead to serious injury.   Children and young adults love the thrill of skateboarding. They learn to master their skills of "riding the rail" and "catching air." But according to the ...
/article/surgeons-warn-skateboarding-tough-on-feet,-ankles 11/29/2017 10:40:51 AM
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