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What Is a Soft-Tissue Biopsy?    A soft-tissue biopsy is the removal and microscopic examination of a small sample of soft tissue for diagnostic purposes. Soft tissue includes the skin, fat, muscle and tendons that surround, connect or support other tissues or organs. Soft-t...
/conditions/soft-tissue-biopsy 1/10/2018 1:40:13 PM
Tasty Holiday Meals Can Trigger Painful Toes What You Can’t See This Winter Can Hurt You Don’t Let the Cold Nip at Your Toes
/newsletter-issues/2014/winter-2014 6/27/2016 5:25:47 PM
Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor.     Being "light on your feet" when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries t...
/article/healthy-feet-make-the-best-dancing-feet 4/18/2018 1:42:56 PM
Five Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children cannot explain what is wrong. But it is important to protect growing feet and to have problems checked out early. T...
/article/five-signs-your-child-may-have-a-foot-problem 3/28/2019 3:40:26 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...
/conditions/bone-infection 1/10/2018 11:03:08 AM
Rare Diabetes Foot Complication Becoming More Common At first, Kim Schraeder did not worry about the swelling in her left foot. After all, it was pulling double-duty while her other foot recovered from surgery. "I have a high threshold for pain," she says. "It hurt to walk ...
/article/rare-diabetes-foot-complication-becoming-more-comm 12/4/2017 1:54:30 PM
Winter's Balancing Act The wrong boot could lead to ankle and foot injuries.     Winter’s popular women’s boots typically feature tall, spiked heels and narrow, pointed toes. These boots can make your feet unstable on snow- and ice-covered surfaces. A stylish low-heel...
/article/winter-s-balancing-act 11/9/2016 4:18:46 PM
Don’t Ignore Your Kids’ Heel Pain Keep Your Ankles Safe from Fractures this Winter Season Keep Your Toes Toasty
/newsletter-issues/2011/winter-2011 6/27/2016 6:28:28 PM
Celebrate the New Year with Strong Feet 'Tis the Season for a Mid-Year Foot Check Staying Active for Winter Activities Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Feet
/newsletter-issues/2021/winter-2021-2022 1/11/2022 1:00:28 PM
Brachymetatarsia is a condition in which one of the bones in the front of the foot is significantly shorter than the others. Although it may affect any of the five metatarsals, it most commonly affects the fourth metatarsal. Looking at the foot, it might appear that the fourt...
/conditions/brachymetatarsia 11/8/2017 2:45:21 PM
For Many, Winter Is Fall Season Ankle fractures occur frequently from ice-related falls.     With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reports that falls on icy s...
/article/for-many,-winter-is-fall-season 11/9/2016 1:03:52 PM
Summer Vacation Tips for Healthy Feet Ouch! Nothing ruins a summer vacation faster than a painful or injured foot. From the airport to your hotel room, there are steps you can take to prevent foot and ankle pain and injury. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons of...
/article/summer-vacation-tips-for-healthy-feet 11/9/2016 4:10:21 PM
What Is the Accessory Navicular? The accessory navicular (os navicularum or os tibiale externum) is an extra bone or piece of cartilage located on the inner side of the foot just above the arch. It is incorporated within the posterior tibial tendon, which attaches in this...
/conditions/accessory-navicular-syndrome-(1) 7/28/2021 1:34:19 PM
A rash on the foot can have a variety of causes. It may be a form of eczema, which is usually very itchy. It also may be an allergic reaction to something with which your feet have come into contact, such as materials in your shoe or poison ivy. Another common reason for a fo...
/conditions/foot-rash 1/10/2018 11:59:19 AM
Simple Precautions Can Keep You on the Trails This Fall Even the most avid outdoor enthusiasts don’t realize just how much stress and strain they put on their feet and ankles during autumn hikes. Those long, vigorous walks on uneven terrain may be fun, but without proper car...
/article/simple-precautions-can-keep-you-on-the-trails-this 11/9/2016 2:34:46 PM
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