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Cold feet are most commonly a result of medical conditions that cause poor blood flow in the legs or feet, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a blockage or narrowing of the arteries, Raynauds’s phenomenon (cold sensitivity that causes a spasm of the blood vessels) and...
/conditions/cold-feet 1/10/2018 11:21:15 AM
Depending on the sport, your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating from repetitive play. For more information on the injury risk factors while playing your favorite sport, see the topics listed below or read the article, Foot Health Facts for Athletes . Baseball B...
/conditions/sports-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:46:06 PM
Stress fractures are tiny hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot. They can be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper shoes, flatfoot or other foot deformities and osteoporosis. These tiny breaks in the bones of the f...
/conditions/stress-fracture-in-the-foot 1/10/2018 1:49:04 PM
Weak ankles may be a result of previous ankle injuries, but in some cases, they are a congenital (at birth) condition. The ankles are sore and give way easily while standing, walking or doing other activities. When an ankle is injured, it may take a few weeks to many months ...
/conditions/weak-ankles 1/10/2018 2:14:48 PM
Foot Push-Up Test Take this simple test to check how well your arches are performing their important functions. In bare feet, stand facing a kitchen counter. Place your palms on the counter with slight pressure. Stand with your back straight, and lift one foot o...
/article/foot-push-up-test 11/23/2016 12:12:43 PM
Four Tips for Healthy Winter Feet Keep your feet in tip-top shape during the winter. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers four tips for healthy winter feet. (View Full-Size Version) If the shoe fits, wear it. When hitting the winter trails, sho...
/article/four-tips-for-healthy-winter-feet 1/10/2018 2:33:40 PM
That Pain in Your Back Could be Linked to Your Feet If your lower back has been hurting, and you do not remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet. Foot pain is something that many people try to ignore. After all, doesn’t everyone’s feet...
/article/that-pain-in-your-back-could-be-linked-to-your-fee 11/23/2016 2:18:21 PM
What Is Turf Toe?    Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe or from repetitive injury w...
/conditions/turf-toe 1/10/2018 2:10:16 PM
A Winning Strategy: Don't Play Through Pain Timely treatment and rehabilitation are key to proper healing.     Sometimes athletes can be their own worst enemy, especially when they continue to play following an injury to their foot or ankle. To ensure proper recovery from...
/article/a-winning-strategy-don-t-play-through-pain 1/10/2018 2:35:16 PM
Check Pain Management Off Your List of Foot Surgery Worries Foot and ankle surgeons share reassuring insight on managing pain after surgery With any surgery comes reasonable concerns. Depending on the person, your mind could start racing anywhere from the seriousness of you...
/article/check-pain-management-off-your-list-of-foot-surger 9/3/2016 11:20:18 PM
Frequently Asked Questions About Bunion Surgery Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about bunions and their treatment. 1. Are bunions hereditary? Bunions are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanic structure of the foot. It is not the buni...
/article/frequently-asked-questions-about-bunion-surgery 11/23/2016 12:15:59 PM
Preparing for Your Surgery If your foot and ankle surgeon has recommended surgery as the best treatment for your foot and ankle condition, here are some guidelines you can follow to make your recovery experience much easier.   First, you will need to discuss various details...
/articles/preparing-for-your-appointment 6/6/2017 11:47:36 AM
What Is a Tarsal Coalition?    A tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection that develops between two bones in the back of the foot (the tarsal bones). This abnormal connection, which can be composed of bone, cartilage or fibrous tissue, may lead to limited motion and pain i...
/conditions/tarsal-coalition 1/10/2018 1:57:43 PM
Big Relief Is in Sight for a Painful Big Toe While many people give little thought to their big toes, many others are plagued by a painful condition that limits or eventually totally restricts movement of that all-important toe (digit). Once the big toe starts to hurt, it is...
/article/big-relief-is-in-sight-for-a-painful-big-toe 11/23/2016 11:58:52 AM
What Is This Bump on My Foot? Michael Coyer, DPM, AACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Orange County, California Associate Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons "I've got this lump on my foot—what could it be?" As a foot and ankle surgeon, I am aske...
/article/what-is-this-bump-on-my-foot 10/15/2018 5:33:33 PM
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