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...
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...
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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 types of gangrene are wet (caused by bacterial infection) and dry (no infection). The most common causes of gangrene are diabetes...
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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...
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...
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Flip Flops & Foot Health Summer Barefoot Safety Diabetes & Protecting Your Feet from Heat Help for Heel Pain
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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...
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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...
1/10/2018 12:59:00 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?
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Avoid Risks of Summer Heat to Diabetic Feet American college of foot and ankle surgeons offers tips for patients living with diabetes to prevent disease complications. As public health officials nationwide take precautions to help senior citizens endure the sizzling su...
11/6/2017 1:00:23 PM
What Is an Ankle Fracture? A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both. Ankle ...
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Rest: Stay off the injured (foot/ankle). Walking may cause further injury. Ice: Apply an ice pack to the injured area, placing a thin towel between the ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again. Compression: An el...
1/10/2018 1:13:35 PM