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Old Ankle Sprains Increase Risk for Newly Active Baby Boomers The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has a valuable lesson for Baby Boomers now getting back into fitness and sports: Get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by sprains and other injuries...
/article/old-ankle-sprains-increase-risk-for-newly-active-b 11/8/2016 5:41:00 PM
Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun Foot and ankle surgeons warn not to underestimate the seriousness of ankle sprains.     Every Thanksgiving, families across the United States gather to play one of America's greatest pastimes, touch football. Whi...
/article/ankle-injuries-common-during-turkey-day-family-foo 11/6/2017 12:47:01 PM
What Is Calcaneal Apophysitis?   Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, because the heel bone (calcaneus) is not fully developed until at least age 14. Until then, new ...
/conditions/calcaneal-apophysitis-(sever-s-disease) 11/8/2017 2:45:23 PM
High Heels Fuel Foot Pain for Female Runners Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits—physical, mental and emotional—as their motivation to keep logging the miles. But like any strenuous physical activity, running can also lead to overuse injuries. One of those i...
/article/high-heels-fuel-foot-pain-for-female-runners 11/9/2016 11:25:33 AM
What Is a Sesamoid?    A sesamoid is a bone embedded in a tendon. Sesamoids are found in several joints in the body. In the normal foot, the sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones located in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe joint. Acting as a pulley for tendons, the s...
/conditions/sesamoid-injuries-in-the-foot 11/8/2017 2:46:31 PM
What Is the Lisfranc Joint?   The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough band of tissue that joins two of these bones. This is importa...
/conditions/lisfranc-injuries 1/10/2018 12:33:11 PM
What Are the Peroneal Tendons?   A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The two peroneal tendons in the foot run side by side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon attaches to the outer part of the midfoot, while the other tendon runs unde...
/conditions/peroneal-tendon-injuries 1/10/2018 12:53:51 PM
What Is a Talar Dome Lesion?    The ankle joint is composed of the bottom of the tibia (shin) bone and the top of the talus (ankle) bone. The top of the talus is dome-shaped and is completely covered with cartilage—a tough, rubbery tissue that enables the ankle to move smoo...
/conditions/talar-dome-lesion 1/10/2018 1:56:32 PM
Athletes: Listen to Your Body Surgeons Caution the Risks of Playing Through the Pain Athletes likely experience aches and pains over the course of a season, some worse than others. However, athletes may not always appreciate the severity of the pain they are feeling, which ...
/article/athletes-listen-to-your-body 9/5/2018 12:51:36 PM
Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet Thousands of foot injuries can be prevented each year.     Lawn care season is back and homeowners should use extra caution to protect their feet and the feet of those around them when using rotary-blade lawnmowers. Each year, some 25,...
/article/power-mowers-pose-danger-to-feet 11/9/2016 2:25:12 PM
Travel Tips to Help Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis Spring Into Sports Without Spraining Your Ankle Don't Ignore Big Toe Pain
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Ankle Replacement Rapidly on the Rise Arthritic hips and knees are replaced all the time—but did you know that arthritic ankles can also be replaced? In fact, ankle replacements in the U.S. more than doubled last year, thanks in part to advances in ankle implants (prostheses...
/article/ankle-replacement-rapidly-on-the-rise 11/6/2017 12:49:06 PM
What Is Hallux Rigidus?   Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint, and with time, it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe. Hallux refers to the big toe, while rigidus indicates that the ...
/conditions/hallux-rigidus 1/10/2018 12:22:14 PM
Ankle Replacement Transforms Hopeless Situations into Active Lives Technological advances in ankle replacement are ushering in a new world of pain-free movement for people suffering from debilitating ankle arthritis. While once severely restricted in their activity, those wh...
/article/ankle-replacement-transforms-hopeless-situations-i 1/10/2018 2:37:06 PM
Advancing Tissue Healing Without Surgery You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Major League pitcher Takashi Saito, the technique also is...
/article/advancing-tissue-healing-without-surgery 11/17/2017 11:05:17 AM
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