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There are many potential causes of cracked heels. Dry skin (xerosis) is common and can get worse with wearing open-back shoes, increased weight or increased friction from the back of shoes. Dry, cracked skin can also be a subtle sign of more significant problems, such as diab...
/conditions/cracked-heels 8/4/2021 2:36:04 PM
Athlete's foot is a skin infection caused by fungus. A fungal infection may occur on any part of the body; on the foot, it is called athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis. Fungus commonly attacks the feet because it thrives in a dark, moist and warm environment, such as a shoe. Fun...
/conditions/athlete-s-foot 11/8/2017 2:45:02 PM
Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives Breakthrough treatments making the difference.    Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility and improving the lives of many people living with diabetes who suffer from...
/article/advanced-treatments-help-hard-to-heal-diabetic-foo 1/10/2018 2:35:41 PM
What Is a Gangrene? Gangrene occurs when there is a lack of blood supply to tissue, depriving it of oxygen, and thereby causing death and decay of the tissue. The two main types of gangrene are wet (caused by bacterial infection) and dry (no infection). Your risk of gangrene...
/conditions/gangrene 8/3/2021 4:47:41 PM
Webbed toes (also known as syndactyly) is a rare condition seen in approximately one in 2,000 births. Those with this condition have two or more toes that are partially or fully joined by a flexible skin bridge. Syndactyly most commonly affects the second and third toes, but...
/conditions/webbed-toes 1/10/2018 2:16:17 PM
Don't Let Your Feet Ruin Your Day at the Beach    As millions of Americans hit the beach this summer, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers these foot safety tips. (View full-sized version) Protect Your Feet from Puncture Wounds and Cuts Wear shoe...
/article/don-t-let-your-feet-ruin-your-day-at-the-beach 12/6/2017 1:25:43 PM
Have You Checked Your Feet for Skin Cancer Tips to Avoid Storm Cleanup Foot Injuries Protect Your Kids' Bare Feet This Summer
/newsletter-issues/2015/summer-2015 6/27/2016 5:14:24 PM
Keep Your Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe This Summer Get Your Feet Ready for Sandal Season Sandals & Foot Problems in Men MRSA Infections
/newsletter-issues/2019/summer-2019 6/11/2019 3:30:10 PM
Going Barefoot? Beware! Tips for a safer barefoot summer.     Millions of Americans will go barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries, such as cuts and puncture wounds. Some will develop nasty infections that may require surgery. The best way to protect f...
/article/going-barefoot-beware! 12/6/2017 1:20:14 PM
Mystery Moles Patients Afraid to Consult an Expert Put Their Lives at Risk Because sun exposure is so often associated with skin cancers, those areas of the body that do not receive regular exposure, like the feet and ankles, are often overlooked when people are checking th...
/article/mystery-moles 12/3/2018 4:18:26 PM
Flip Flops & Foot Health Summer Barefoot Safety Diabetes & Protecting Your Feet from Heat Help for Heel Pain
/newsletter-issues/2018/summer-2018 6/19/2018 12:50:13 PM
Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain ACFAS offers mothers-to-be remedies for aching feet.     “Oh, my aching feet” is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? According to the American College of Foot...
/article/enjoy-pregnancy-without-foot-pain 3/28/2019 3:40:02 PM
Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain How to Spot Kids’ Foot Problems Healthy Feet Can Reduce Seniors’ Risk of Falling High Ankle vs. Lateral Ankle Sprains: What’s the Difference?
/newsletter-issues/2019/spring-2019 4/3/2019 11:22:31 AM
Get Your Feet in Shape for Sandal Season Beat the Heat with Healthy Summer Feet Protect Your Feet from Lawnmower Injuries
/newsletter-issues/2016/volume-23,-issue-3,-may-2016 5/26/2016 2:14:21 PM
What Is a Plantar Wart?    A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but they typically appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adol...
/conditions/plantar-wart-(verruca-plantaris) 1/10/2018 12:59:00 PM
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