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...
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...
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...
1/10/2018 12:40:40 PM
What Is the Calcaneus? Calcaneal fractures occur on the calcaneus or heel bone, a large bone that forms the foundation of the rear part of the foot. The calcaneus connects with the talus and cuboid bones. The connection between the talus and calcaneus forms the subtalar jo...
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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...
11/29/2017 10:46:10 AM
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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 ...
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...
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...
1/10/2018 11:42:17 AM
Watch Your Step: Uneven Hiking Terrain Poses Threat to Feet & Ankles Hiking the thousands of beautiful trails across the country can be a great way to absorb nature’s beauty while getting great exercise. But because of the uneven terrains on hiking trails, hikers should pay ...
10/19/2018 10:57:25 AM
Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes and Beyond Foot and ankle surgeons offer tips for athletes of all levels. The 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived, and according to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), intense play perfo...
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Small Scars, Big Benefits Arthroscopic surgery gets patients back on their feet faster. Performing arthroscopic surgery on a foot or ankle ailment offers patients more than just a smaller scar. The procedure, which involves making small incisions, also can be less pa...
11/23/2016 1:42:41 PM
Got Gout? Holiday Season Triggers Painful Toes Got gout? If so, watch what you eat and drink during this holiday season. Changes in diet, including overindulging in certain foods and beverages, can cause gout attacks this time of year. Gout attacks are extremely painful. ...
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Although golf does not involve running or jumping, injuries can occur to the foot and ankle. Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course. The golf swing can also place ...
11/8/2017 2:45:56 PM