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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for strong bones. Inadequate vitamin D can lead to osteoporosis, increased risk of falls, fractures and bone and muscle pain. In the foot and ankle, stress fractures of the metatarsal bones and ankle may be seen in those with vitam...
/conditions/vitamin-d-deficiency 11/8/2017 2:46:51 PM
Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in American society. Currently, up to one third of the U.S. population is considered obese, defined as a body mass index greater than 30. Although it seems obvious, many studies have found a direct link between increased BMI and foot prob...
/conditions/obesity-and-your-feet 1/10/2018 12:39:33 PM
When to Visit a Foot & Ankle Surgeon Most people have a foot or ankle problem at one time or another. So how do you know when to see a foot and ankle surgeon?  Sometimes it’s obvious that you need to seek help, but at other times it’s less clear. In reality, many symptoms—e...
/articles/when-to-visit-a-foot-ankle-surgeon 6/24/2016 2:41:21 PM
Smoking and Bone Healing – A Risky Surgical Combination Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot or ankle surgery. Imagine the inconvenience and potential loss of income. Then, imagine learning that the bone is not mending. In a study comparing the bone healing ...
/article/smoking-and-bone-healing-–-a-risky-surgical-combin 7/15/2016 6:27:28 PM
Lisfranc Injury: Easy to Miss, Hard to Get Over Elite athletes like NFL quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Santonio Holmes had productive seasons ended by the little-known and often overlooked Lisfranc injury, a serious foot injury that few have heard of and no one wan...
/article/lisfranc-injury-easy-to-miss,-hard-to-get-over 11/8/2016 2:34:37 PM
When to Fix Kids' Feet: Don't Wait to Seek Help Being an advocate for your child can lead to improved outcomes Identifying the difference between growing pains and injuries can be difficult for a parent. Since children are growing and active, they can easily take a fall or t...
/article/when-to-fix-kids-feet 5/10/2018 11:08:44 AM
High-Heeled Boots Can Be Dangerous This winter’s fashionable high-heeled boots put women at risk for slips, falls and injuries on ice and snow, warn experts with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). These popular boots typically feature tall, spiked heels ...
/article/high-heeled-boots-can-be-dangerous 12/6/2017 2:35:14 PM
Dancing places more physical demand on the foot and ankle and increases their risk of injury. Ballet dancers also have added risk of foot and ankle injury because of specific positions, such as en pointe and demi-pointe , which can add stress to the toes and ball of the fo...
/conditions/dance-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 11:36:58 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
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
Pediatric Flatfoot: Cause for Alarm? Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and being alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Pediatric flatfoot is a childhood condition that, if left untr...
/article/pediatric-flatfoot-cause-for-alarm 11/29/2017 10:46:10 AM
Tell Injuries to Take a Hike this Fall Combating Diabetes is a Family Affair Make Heading Back to School Painless for Feet Painful Big Toe? Relief is in Sight
/newsletter-issues/2019/fall-2019 9/19/2019 12:36:01 PM
There are 26 bones in the foot. These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones. Pain, swelling, redness and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture. Fractures of ...
/conditions/foot-fracture 11/8/2017 2:45:48 PM
Foot Care During Childhood Requires Specialized Approach Pediatric patients present unique challenges to diagnosis and treatment of foot conditions.     The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) calls for a renewed effort in diagnosing and treating pediatric...
/article/foot-care-during-childhood-requires-specialized-ap 11/29/2017 10:56:39 AM
What Is Flatfoot?   Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch. Other characte...
/conditions/flexible-flatfoot 1/10/2018 11:42:17 AM
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