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Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot and diminishing or eliminating ...
/conditions/shoe-inserts 1/10/2018 1:33:59 PM
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
Terms and Conditions The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons ACFAS is providing on-line services on the Internet for the purpose of education, communication, and information and accepts no liability relative to the contents, accuracy or use of these services. ACFAS i...
/terms 6/9/2016 7:29:49 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
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
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