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Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion’s Pandora’s Box? Foot and ankle surgeons warn against taking part in growing surgery trend.     Getting excited over a snazzy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos is one thing—having your feet surgically altered to wear them is another. As extreme a...
/article/cosmetic-foot-surgery-fashion’s-pandora’s-box 11/23/2016 12:10:52 PM
Why Does My Heel Hurt? Michael T. Ambroziak, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Michigan Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons One of the most common questions I am asked by my patients is, “Why does my heel hurt?”   While there can b...
/article/why-does-my-heel-hurt 1/26/2018 1:23:09 PM
What Is a Neuroma?   A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma....
/conditions/morton-s-neuroma-(intermetatarsal-neuroma) 7/28/2021 1:05:01 PM
Six Tips to Prevent Kids' Spring Sports Injuries Foot & ankle surgeons stress importance of safe transition from winter to spring sports.    In today's competitive youth sports landscape, many young athletes transition from playing winter to spring activities without cons...
/article/six-tips-to-prevent-kids-spring-sports-injuries 11/29/2017 12:07:51 PM
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
Back-to-School Safety with the Right Shoes Why You Shouldn't Put Off Elective Surgeries Got Heel Pain? It's Fall Yardwork Season
/newsletter-issues/2020/fall-2020 10/23/2020 12:14:39 PM
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
Broken toes and broken metatarsal bones can be painful, significant injuries. 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 ...
/conditions/toe-and-metatarsal-fractures-(broken-toes) 6/17/2021 5:05:07 PM
How Does a Bone Heal?   The bone healing process is the same in all broken bones. 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 a...
/conditions/bone-healing 7/28/2021 11:24:01 AM
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
/newsletter-issues/2017/fall-2017 8/30/2017 11:47:58 AM
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
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