Foot Health Facts for Athletes From the repeated pounding that runners’ feet receive on paved surfaces to the side-to-side motion seen in court sports, there’s no question that athletes’ feet and ankles are prime candidates for injuries. Our comprehensive list of sport...
11/8/2016 5:02:54 PM
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7/20/2018 12:55:26 PM
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6/27/2016 5:24:27 PM
Too Much of a Good Thing Can Cause Overuse Injuries of the Foot Painful stress fractures, tendonitis can be avoided by easing in to sports activities. Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health, but, according to surgeons at the Ame...
11/23/2016 2:07:11 PM
The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. The body’s natural response to any type of joint injury is to increase blood flow to the affected area. This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling. Depending on the...
1/10/2018 12:29:27 PM
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that results in a bluish-white discoloration of fingers and toes, often as a result of exposure to cold. Stress, smoking and certain medications may trigger or worsen symptoms. The color change, which occurs from spasms in small blood vesse...
1/10/2018 1:17:08 PM
A Speedier Recovery: Advances Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle...
1/10/2018 2:34:52 PM
Not All Achilles Tendons Are Treated the Same Foot & ankle surgeons state Achilles tendon rupture treatments vary by patient It’s Saturday morning—time for your ‘‘weekend warrior’’ basketball game with the guys. Your team is still undefeated, and it feels great to be in the...
4/25/2018 1:22:42 PM
What are the Sesamoids of the Foot? To understand sesamoid injuries in the foot, it's imporant to know what sesamoinds are. 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 ...
6/17/2021 5:12:59 PM
For Those Living with Diabetes, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation Data presentation shows stem cell therapy supports faster recovery, fewer infections in diabetics. According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American Colleg...
11/8/2016 12:51:53 PM
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
11/9/2016 11:25:33 AM
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...
1/10/2018 12:33:11 PM