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Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain Address pain early, avoid long recovery.     The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stresses that athletes should never “play through the pain” in their feet. Left untreated, heel pain can lead to difficulty in walking that will ...
/article/don-t-ignore-your-kid-s-heel-pain 11/29/2017 11:02:49 AM
What Is PTTD?    The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the a...
/conditions/posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction-(pttd) 1/10/2018 1:04:58 PM
Evolving Surgery Helping to Eliminate Foot Nerve Pain Foot & ankle surgeons are finding relief for long-time sufferers Imagine suffering with severe nerve pain in your feet—a pain often described as a shooting or burning sensation without reprieve. Oftentimes, this type of ...
/article/evolving-surgery-helping-to-eliminate-foot-nerve-p 9/28/2018 10:56:30 AM
New Ankle Arthritis Treatments Help Boomers Stay Active Foot and ankle surgeons discuss arthritis surgical advances.     There’s good news for active older adults who are plagued with arthritic ankles. Surgeons are rethinking treatment approaches for end-stage ankle ar...
/article/new-ankle-arthritis-treatments-help-boomers-stay-a 11/8/2016 5:35:38 PM
Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis? Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain.     Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that affects more than 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million...
/article/is-your-foot-fracture-an-early-sign-of-osteoporosi 11/23/2016 12:24:21 PM
Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery New techniques & custom surgical implants mean patients get back on their feet faster.     More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and nearly two-thirds will develop a bunion in ...
/article/advances-in-bunion-surgery-lead-to-faster,-less-pa 11/6/2017 12:37:03 PM
Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. ...
/article/runners-fit-feet-finish-faster 11/17/2017 11:08:34 AM
Pediatric Flatfoot Problems Smoking and Bone Healing Risks Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention
/newsletter-issues/2013/spring-2013 6/27/2016 5:26:45 PM
What Is the Calcaneus?   The calcaneus, also called the heel bone, is 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 joint. This jo...
/conditions/fractures-of-the-calcaneus-(heel-bone-fractures) 11/8/2017 2:45:52 PM
Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage.   Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners. The growing popularity of marathons among beginni...
/article/common-runners’-injury-stress-fractures-of-the-foo 11/17/2017 10:57:35 AM
What Is Osteoarthritis?   Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage (the connective tissue found at the end of the bones in the joints) protects and cushions the bones during movement. When ca...
/conditions/osteoarthritis-of-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 12:43:33 PM
Is Getting in Shape Your New Year's Resolution? Each year, the New Year’s resolution to shed those extra pounds spikes attendance at gyms, draws runners, walkers and bikers to the roads and trails and finds us cleaning the dust from our home workout equipment. “No pain, no g...
/article/is-getting-in-shape-your-new-year-s-resolution 11/9/2016 1:23:13 PM
Disclaimer ACFAS presents the following educational references 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 professional medical ...
/disclaimer 6/9/2016 7:36:33 PM
Parents: Buying the Right Shoes Assist Your Diabetic Loved Ones Keep Your Feet Safe
/newsletter-issues/2012/fall-2012 6/27/2016 5:34:06 PM
Shoes for patients living with diabetes are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions, such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc.). The shoes decrease the chance of foot s...
/conditions/diabetic-shoes 11/8/2017 2:45:39 PM
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