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Heel Pain Continues to Plague Adults Foot and ankle surgeons: best defense is early treatment.     If you are suffering from heel pain, you are not alone. According to foot and ankle surgeons, heel pain continues to be the most common reason patients seek care. The best d...
/article/heel-pain-continues-to-plague-adults 11/23/2016 12:18:22 PM
Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery New techniques & custom surgical implants mean patients get back on their feet faster.     More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and nearly two-thirds will develop a bunion in ...
/article/advances-in-bunion-surgery-lead-to-faster,-less-pa 11/6/2017 12:37:03 PM
What Is Acute Inflammation?   Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation or surgery. This natural defense process brings increased blood flow to the area, resulting in an accumulation of fluid. As the body mounts this protective response, ...
/conditions/acute-inflammation 11/8/2017 2:45:11 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
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
When Should I Worry About My Child's Foot Pain? Robert Joseph, DPM, PhD, FACFAS Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon from Chicago & a Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider ...
/article/when-should-i-worry-about-my-child-s-foot-pain 10/15/2018 5:43:27 PM
The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Of the 28 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require...
/conditions/toe-and-metatarsal-fractures-(broken-toes) 11/8/2017 2:46:50 PM
What Is Charcot Foot?   Charcot foot is a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy). The bones are weakened enough to fracture, and with continued walking, the foot eventually changes shape. A...
/conditions/charcot-foot 1/10/2018 11:12:41 AM
What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?   The blood supply of the leg is transported by arteries and veins. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the limbs; veins carry blood back to the heart. The leg contains superficial veins, which are close to the surface, and deep veins, wh...
/conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis-(dvt) 1/10/2018 11:37:19 AM
What Is an Ingrown Toenail?   When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This digging in of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown na...
/conditions/ingrown-toenail 1/10/2018 12:27:16 PM
Why Won't My Ankle Sprain Heal? Suneel K. Basra, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from New Jersey As foot and ankle surgeons, we see it happen all the time—one minute a person is walking, the next, they misstep and “twist” their ankle, landing them on the ground and e...
/article/why-won-t-my-ankle-sprain-heal 3/27/2019 3:49:00 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
Keep Deadly Blood Clots at Bay Medication, movement can prevent DVT, pulmonary embolism.     Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined. According to the American College of Foot an...
/article/keep-deadly-blood-clots-at-bay 11/23/2016 1:07:20 PM
Preparing for Your Surgery If your foot and ankle surgeon has recommended surgery as the best treatment for your foot and ankle condition, here are some guidelines you can follow to make your recovery experience much easier.   First, you will need to discuss various details...
/articles/preparing-for-your-appointment 6/6/2017 11:47:36 AM
Avoid Risks of Summer Heat to Diabetic Feet American college of foot and ankle surgeons offers tips for patients living with diabetes to prevent disease complications.    As public health officials nationwide take precautions to help senior citizens endure the sizzling su...
/article/avoid-risks-of-summer-heat-to-diabetic-feet 11/6/2017 1:00:23 PM
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