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Your feet and ankles take a beating when you are playing softball. Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls and stepping on or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle su...
/conditions/softball-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:44:16 PM
Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers Lack of preparation and insufficient gear may increase risk for pain and injury.      In the United States, more than 38 million people annually go hiking, and the popular recreational activity has recently seen increas...
/article/foot-and-ankle-surgeons-offer-safety-tips-for-hike 11/9/2016 12:59:49 PM
Children's Injured Feet Young athletes could see their sports dreams evaporate if they do not seek prompt treatment and do not allow full rehabilitation of foot and ankle injuries. That warning comes from sports medicine experts with the American College of Foot and Ankle Sur...
/article/children-s-injured-feet 11/29/2017 12:10:53 PM
Field Sports Injuries on the Rise for Children   Overuse and lack of proper equipment elevates risk for pain and injury   ( View Full-Size Version ) Spring and summer bring longer days and, for many children, lots of outdoor activity. The American College of Foot an...
/article/field-sports-injuries-on-the-rise-for-children 3/28/2019 3:40:59 PM
Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot and diminishing or eliminating ...
/conditions/shoe-inserts 1/10/2018 1:33:59 PM

/foot-ankle-conditions 11/6/2017 11:44:04 AM
Whether an athlete is a recreational, competitive or elite runner, foot and ankle health is essential for optimal performance. Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries, including heel pain (plantar fasciitis) , Achilles tendonitis , sesamoiditis , stress fractures , p...
/conditions/running-and-track-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 1:31:40 PM
Terms and Conditions The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons ACFAS is providing on-line services on the Internet for the purpose of education, communication, and information and accepts no liability relative to the contents, accuracy or use of these services. ACFAS i...
/terms 6/9/2016 7:29:49 PM
Tips for Parents: How to Spot Kids' Foot Problems Foot and ankle surgeons offer advice to help parents recognize conditions early.     Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, who often struggle ...
/article/tips-for-parents-how-to-spot-kids-foot-problems 11/29/2017 10:39:26 AM
Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it po...
/article/seniors-how-healthy-feet-can-reduce-your-risk-of-f 1/24/2019 4:52:38 PM
When Is It Time to See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon? Laurence G. Rubin, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Virginia President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons When it comes to people suffering from foot pain, I find most aren’t sure where to turn...
/article/when-is-it-time-to-see-a-foot-and-ankle-surgeon 1/26/2018 1:24:14 PM
Athletes Living with Diabetes Face More Foot Injuries Than Athletes Without Foot and ankle injuries are commonplace among all athletes, weekend warriors and high-performance athletes alike, but athletes living with diabetes are at a significantly greater risk of sustaining st...
/article/diabetic-athletes-face-more-foot-injuries-than-non 11/7/2016 5:51:24 PM
Boomers Not Backing Down from Foot and Ankle Arthritis Surgical advances keeping them active, pain-free.     They danced to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and disco. They worked out with Jane Fonda and made jogging their national pastime. Now approaching retirement, man...
/article/boomers-not-backing-down-from-foot-and-ankle-arthr 12/6/2017 1:29:48 PM
Fix Feet First Before Weight Loss Resolutions Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, o...
/article/fix-feet-first-before-weight-loss-resolutions 11/9/2016 12:56:25 PM
Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults Lack of preparation or recovery measures increase risk for pain and injury.   With warmer weather on the way and the push for participation in awareness walks in full swing, the American College of Foot and An...
/article/walkathons-present-foot-health-challenges-for-sede 11/23/2016 2:20:55 PM
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