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Lawnmower Accidents Cause Thousands of Foot Injuries Your lawn could become a "toe-away" zone if you’re not careful when operating rotary-blade lawn mowers.    The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates more than 37,000 Americans suffer a power mower-relate...
/article/lawnmower-accidents-cause-thousands-of-foot-injuri 3/28/2019 3:39:31 PM
Is Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing? As you head to your favorite golf course this spring, make sure your feet are in shape before approaching the tee box. Your big toe, heel and ball of your foot are the spots most likely to cause pain that can ruin your golf swing. Behi...
/article/is-foot-pain-ruining-your-golf-swing 11/23/2016 12:23:15 PM
Regenerative Medicine: Evidence Suggests Human Body Best Resource for Healing The human body may be its own best ally when it comes to the treatment of injuries, ulcers and deformities, especially when it concerns helping a patient's foot or ankle to heal faster. "One such ...
/article/regenerative-medicine-evidence-suggests-human-body 11/23/2016 1:32:57 PM
Barefoot running is running while barefoot, without wearing any shoes on the feet. Running in thin-soled, flexible shoes is related but differs in some ways. Minimalist-style running is comparable to barefoot running in that the shoe gear aims at protecting the bottoms of the...
/conditions/barefoot-running 11/8/2017 2:45:15 PM
Synovitis is an inflammation of the tissues that line a joint. It is commonly associated with specific diseases, such as arthritis or gout, but it may also be the result of overuse or trauma. Symptoms of synovitis may include redness, swelling, warmth and pain with joint moti...
/conditions/synovitis 1/10/2018 1:53:45 PM
Sizing Crutches   Even if you have already been fitted for crutches, make sure your crutch pads and handgrips are set at the proper distance, as follows: Crutch pad distance from armpits: The crutch pads (tops of crutches) should be 1½" to 2" (about two finger widths...
/conditions/crutch-use 1/10/2018 11:32:51 AM
Surgeons Can Now Get Bones, Stem Cells "Off the Shelf" When patients need a bone graft for a foot or ankle surgery, bone is often taken from another part of their body. Now surgeons are using new methods to get bone material and even stem cells right “off the shelf,” accordi...
/article/surgeons-can-now-get-bones,-stem-cells-‘off-the-sh 11/23/2016 1:46:14 PM
Bursitis is an inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac, called a bursa, located near a joint, bone or tendon. The bursa, which protects the area from friction, can become inflamed from repetitive motion or irritation from shoes.  In the foot, the heel and the toes are most o...
/conditions/bursitis 11/8/2017 2:45:22 PM
Clubfoot (congenital talipes equinovarus) is a deformity that is present at birth in about one in every 1,000 children. It occurs in males more often than females and can affect one or both feet. The feet of an infant with clubfoot point down and inward. It is not painful, b...
/conditions/clubfoot 1/10/2018 11:20:26 AM
Intoeing (pigeon toes) is a condition in which the feet point inward when walking. It is commonly seen in children and may resolve in very early childhood with no treatment or intervention.  The child should be examined by a foot and ankle surgeon if the intoeing is causing...
/conditions/intoeing 1/10/2018 12:27:36 PM
Pigeon toes (intoeing) is a condition in which the feet point inward when walking. It is commonly seen in children and may resolve in very early childhood with no treatment or intervention.  The child should be examined by a foot and ankle surgeon if the intoeing causes signi...
/conditions/pigeon-toes 1/10/2018 12:54:35 PM
Heel Pain Continues to Plague Adults Foot and ankle surgeons: best defense is early treatment.     If you are suffering from heel pain, you are not alone. According to foot and ankle surgeons, heel pain continues to be the most common reason patients seek care. The best d...
/article/heel-pain-continues-to-plague-adults 11/23/2016 12:18:22 PM
What Is Charcot Foot?   Charcot foot is a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy). The bones are weakened enough to fracture, and with continued walking, the foot eventually changes shape. A...
/conditions/charcot-foot 1/10/2018 11:12:41 AM
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) 1/10/2018 12:36:51 PM
Big Toe Injuries Can Be More Problematic Than You Think  Surgeons warn—don’t underestimate an injured or broken toe.     Big toe, great toe or the medical term "hallux"—whatever you call that first toe of yours, it is an important digit you do not want to injure, because ...
/article/big-toe-injuries 11/23/2016 12:04:01 PM
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