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 ...
8/6/2021 1:13:47 PM
What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Commonly referred to as poor circulation, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is the restriction of blood flow in the arteries of the leg. When arteries become narrowed by plaque (the accumulation of cholesterol and other materials on the...
1/10/2018 12:49:30 PM
Foot & Ankle Surgeons Examine Strategies to Treat Ulcers Before They Start Preventing reoccurrence key to managing dangerous foot wounds People with reoccurring foot sores or ulcers are in a constant battle to save their feet from amputation. Nearly 85 percent of lower-extr...
10/28/2020 1:12:59 PM
The Dos and Don’ts for Diabetes Foot Care View full-size version View Spanish full-size version
12/4/2017 1:53:42 PM
Fix Your Feet to Improve Your Golf Swing Exercise Alternatives for People with Foot Pain Is This a Corn or a Callus?
6/27/2016 5:28:03 PM
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
There’s been recent news coverage of “COVID toes” claiming certain rash or skin conditions can be linked to COVID-19. While we are still monitoring the correlation to the disease, foot and ankle surgeons do note that many viral conditions or other ailments can manifest in ...
4/21/2020 6:16:29 PM
Foot Health Facts for People Living with Diabetes Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. For those living with diabetes, foot problems...
10/28/2020 1:19:59 PM
What Is Acute Inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation or surgery. This natural defense process brings increased blood flow to the area, resulting in an accumulation of fluid. As the body mounts this protective response, ...
11/8/2017 2:45:11 PM
What Is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. When it affects the arms, hands, legs and feet, it is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor...
1/10/2018 11:39:56 AM
Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions. ( View Full-Size Version ) In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get...
11/9/2016 2:16:10 PM
Make Your Feet Smile This Sandal Season When summer hits, we are guaranteed at least three solid months of wearing sandals. Seeing your feet exposed may raise questions as to what could be ailing your feet. To help keep your feet healthy and happy for the summer and beyond, ...
11/9/2016 4:22:02 PM
Use Caution When Tackling Home Improvement Projects With the recent pandemic, many are still taking advantage of the stay-at-home-time to complete home and yard projects. Foot and ankle surgeons urge homeowners to take appropriate precautions to keep your feet and ankles saf...
7/2/2021 12:49:49 PM
Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus. This serious infection can occur from a number of sources: It may enter bone through an injury, such as an open...
1/10/2018 12:44:49 PM