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 7,400 members. ACFAS members are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) with specialty training in surgical and nonsurgical trea...
11/6/2017 11:42:49 AM
Shoes for patients living with diabetes are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions, such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc.). The shoes decrease the chance of foot s...
11/8/2017 2:45:39 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...
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Check Pain Management Off Your List of Foot Surgery Worries Foot and ankle surgeons share reassuring insight on managing pain after surgery With any surgery comes reasonable concerns. Depending on the person, your mind could start racing anywhere from the seriousness of you...
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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...
11/9/2016 2:34:46 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 ...
11/8/2017 2:45:12 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...
12/6/2017 1:29:48 PM
Watch Your Step: Uneven Hiking Terrain Poses Threat to Feet & Ankles Hiking the thousands of beautiful trails across the country can be a great way to absorb nature’s beauty while getting great exercise. But because of the uneven terrains on hiking trails, hikers should pay ...
10/19/2018 10:57:25 AM
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. What education has a foot and ankle surgeon received...
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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...
11/7/2016 5:51:24 PM
Don't Let an Old Ankle Injury Spring Up Bunionettes Not as Cute as They Sound Common Foot Care Myths Debunked
6/27/2016 5:01:57 PM
Keep Boot Heels Low This Winter to Prevent Foot & Ankle Injuries Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Foot Care Low Vitamin D Levels Can Increase Your Risk of Foot Fractures Skiing or Skating This Winter? Keep Feet & Ankles Safe from Injury
11/30/2017 3:41:03 PM
When to Visit a Foot & Ankle Surgeon Most people have a foot or ankle problem at one time or another. So how do you know when to see a foot and ankle surgeon? Sometimes it’s obvious that you need to seek help, but at other times it’s less clear. In reality, many symptoms—e...
6/24/2016 2:41:21 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...
11/9/2016 12:56:25 PM