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The running and side-to-side cutting in field hockey are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendo...
/conditions/field-hockey-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 11/8/2017 2:45:45 PM
The running and side-to-side cutting in lacrosse are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injur...
/conditions/lacrosse-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 12:31:46 PM
Tennis involves much foot work. Foot and ankle injuries can occur from the continuous side-to-side and quick stopping and starting motions required in this sport. The playing surface also plays a role, as hard courts are less forgiving compared to clay courts. Tennis players ...
/conditions/tennis-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 2:01:50 PM
Surgeons Offer Tips to Avoid Flood and Storm Cleanup Foot Injuries Summer storms and flooding can be horrendous at times, often leaving massive cleanup efforts from the devastation and damage left behind. After a storm has passed or flooding has occurred, one of the first t...
/article/surgeons-offer-tips-to-avoid-flood-and-storm-clean 11/9/2016 4:16:02 PM
What is a Foot & Ankle Surgeon? Foot and ankle surgeons are the surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. They provide complete medical and surgical care for a variety of conditions that affect people of every age. Why choose a foot and ankle surgeon? Foot and ankle...
/what-is-a-foot-and-ankle-surgeon 6/17/2021 4:44:33 PM
What is ACFAS? The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) was founded in 1942 and has grown into a specialty medical society of more than 7,800 members. ACFAS members are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) with specialty training in surgical and nonsurgical trea...
/what-is-acfas 6/17/2021 4:45:43 PM
Football players can receive injuries to the foot and ankle due to running, side-to-side cutting or from direct trauma, such as from another player during a tackle. They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and ...
/conditions/football-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 12:00:16 PM
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
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
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