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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
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
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