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Foot Health Facts for Women Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men, mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems.  Foot and ankle probl...
/article/foot-health-facts-for-women 11/9/2016 11:52:12 AM
In Women's Shoes, Pain Does Not Equal Gain High-heeled shoes can cause pain, deformities and damage to the feet that can last a lifetime. But doctors say there are steps women can take to reduce high heel-related foot problems. Avoid shoes with pointed toes. Avoi...
/article/in-women-s-shoes,-pain-does-not-equal-gain 12/6/2017 2:33:14 PM
What Is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture?   Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are: Avulsion fracture. In an avul...
/conditions/fractures-of-the-fifth-metatarsal 1/10/2018 12:00:48 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 th...
/conditions/accessory-navicular-syndrome-(1) 4/4/2019 4:51:49 PM
Foot & Ankle Surgeons Examine Latest Heel Pain Treatments Early attention key to avoiding aggressive surgical options Imagine getting out of bed every morning and feeling a temporary pain shoot through your heel. For many people, this is an everyday occurrence. Heel pain, a...
/article/foot-ankle-surgeons-examine-latest-heel-pain-treat 2/21/2019 4:25:22 PM
Avoid Sprains & Fractures This Summer 10 Tips for Healthy Outdoor Feet Don’t Let Bunions Sideline You
/newsletter-issues/2014/summer-2014 6/27/2016 5:22:58 PM
Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed Long-term complications result from poor recovery.     Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons reminds patients to s...
/article/ankle-fractures-often-not-diagnosed 11/6/2017 12:39:05 PM
The Doctor Is In! TeleHealth vs. In-Office Appointments Summer Footwear Creates New Problems Avoiding Running Injuries Weekend Warriors: Watch Out for Overuse Injuries
/newsletter-issues/2020/summer-2020 5/18/2020 11:23:40 AM
When a Hammertoe is Not Just a Hammertoe Surgeons advise a second look at ligament in foot as culprit.     When people notice one of their toes has an abnormal upward bend at the joint, many times they think it is a hammertoe. But often, the self-diagnosis is inaccurate a...
/article/when-a-hammertoe-is-not-just-a-hammertoe 11/23/2016 2:27:37 PM
Watch for Heel Pain After Coming Out of Hibernation Keep Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe During Spring Sports Foot Fractures Can Signal Osteoporosis Take the Foot Push-Up Test
/newsletter-issues/2017/spring-2017 3/22/2017 1:30:18 PM
What Is the Achilles Tendon?   A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping ...
/conditions/achilles-tendon-rupture 11/8/2017 2:45:10 PM
Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Feet and Ankles Foot and ankle surgeons provide essential winter safety advice It is never a good time for a foot or ankle injury, but some might consider the colder months to be the most inconvenient time to have their feet or ankles out o...
/article/cold-weather-tips-to-protect-your-feet-and-ankles 1/10/2018 2:26:41 PM
What Is the Achilles Tendon?   The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. It runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping to ra...
/conditions/achilles-tendon-disorders 11/8/2017 2:40:56 PM
What Is the Tarsal Tunnel?    The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor retinaculum) that protects and maintains the structures contained within the tunnel—arteri...
/conditions/tarsal-tunnel-syndrome 1/10/2018 1:58:31 PM
What Is Haglund’s Deformity?   Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against shoes. This often leads to painful bursitis, which is an inflammation of the b...
/conditions/haglund’s-deformity 1/10/2018 12:14:07 PM
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