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What Is Pediatric Flatfoot? Flatfoot is common in both children and adults. When this deformity occurs in children, it is referred to as pediatric flatfoot. Although there are various forms of flatfoot, they all share one characteristic—partial or total collapse of the arch...
/conditions/pediatric-flatfoot 1/10/2018 12:47:12 PM

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Arch supports are devices that are placed into one’s shoes to support the arch and diminish or eliminate pain. A foot and ankle surgeon may provide advice on which type is best for your foot type, and you may be able to obtain arch supports from the doctor’s office. Arch supp...
/conditions/arch-supports 11/8/2017 2:45:15 PM
Shin splints is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain usually appears after and is aggravated by repetitive activities, such as running or walking. Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn-ou...
/conditions/shin-splints 1/10/2018 1:33:21 PM
When Should I Worry About My Child's Foot Pain? Robert Joseph, DPM, PhD, FACFAS Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon from Chicago & a Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider ...
/article/when-should-i-worry-about-my-child-s-foot-pain 10/15/2018 5:43:27 PM
Keep Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe During Fall Sports Season Have You Heard of a Lisfranc Injury? Bunion Surgery FAQs Help Your Loved Ones Living with Diabetes Thrive  
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Playing with Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game Quick, repetitive footwork ID’d as culprit.     Foot pain began affecting Donna’s tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved.  The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to...
/article/playing-with-pain-can-ruin-your-tennis-game 11/8/2016 5:17:21 PM
For Patients Suffering Flatfoot: Do Not Wait to Seek Help Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to improved outcomes.     Early diagnosis and treatment for adults suffering from a painful fallen foot arch, or adult-acquired flatfoot, is key to increase improved long-term...
/article/for-patients-suffering-flatfoot-don’t-wait-to-seek 11/23/2016 12:14:17 PM
Keep Deadly Blood Clots at Bay Medication, movement can prevent DVT, pulmonary embolism.     Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined. According to the American College of Foot an...
/article/keep-deadly-blood-clots-at-bay 11/23/2016 1:07:20 PM
Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk Study shows severity of ankle fractures increases as body mass index increases.     Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most severe category of ankle fracture, according to research published in a recent issue of the...
/article/obesity-doubles-ankle-fracture-risk 11/23/2016 1:08:59 PM
How Does a Bone Heal?   All broken bones go through the same healing process. This is true whether a bone has been cut as part of a surgical procedure or fractured through an injury.  The bone healing process has three overlapping stages: inflammation, bone production and b...
/conditions/bone-healing 1/10/2018 11:01:57 AM
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot. Additional valuable information: Flexible Flatfoot Heel Pain ...
/conditions/custom-orthotic-devices 1/10/2018 11:34:06 AM
What Is Gout?   Gout is a disorder that results from the buildup of uric acid in the tissues or a joint. It most often affects the joint of the big toe. Causes Gout attacks are caused by deposits of crystallized uric acid in the joint. Uric acid is present in the blood and...
/conditions/gout 1/10/2018 12:05:53 PM
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 the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require...
/conditions/toe-and-metatarsal-fractures-(broken-toes) 11/8/2017 2:46:50 PM
Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated—and Misdiagnosed Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two major types of sprained ankles—high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains—often look the same, even th...
/article/sprained-ankles-can-be-complicated-and-misdiagnose 11/29/2017 10:42:43 AM
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