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...
11/23/2016 1:07:20 PM
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...
11/6/2017 1:00:23 PM
Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated—and Misdiagnosed Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two major types of sprained ankles—high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains—often look the same, even th...
11/29/2017 10:42:43 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...
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...
1/10/2018 12:00:48 PM
What Is Gout? Gout is a disorder that results from the buildup of uric acid in the tissues or a joint. It most often affects the joint of the big toe. Causes Gout attacks are caused by deposits of crystallized uric acid in the joint. Uric acid is present in the blood and...
1/10/2018 12:05:53 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...
1/10/2018 12:14:07 PM
What Is a Plantar Wart? A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but they typically appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adol...
1/10/2018 12:59:00 PM
Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor. Being "light on your feet" when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries t...
4/18/2018 1:42:56 PM
Oh Deer: Surgeons Caution Hunters to Protect Their Feet and Ankles from Injury While foot and ankle injuries are most often associated with hobbies like running, basketball and hiking, hunting can also be the cause of serious injuries to the area. It is important that hunter...
12/3/2018 4:41:42 PM
Make the Switch from Sandals to Shoes Safely Regular Foot Exams Help Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy Wear the Right Shoe to Avoid Achilles Tendon Injuries Protect Your Feet & Ankles During Fall Yardwork
9/16/2016 4:45:06 PM
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...
1/24/2019 4:52:38 PM
Get Your Feet in Shape for Sandal Season Beat the Heat with Healthy Summer Feet Protect Your Feet from Lawnmower Injuries
5/26/2016 2:14:21 PM
Avoid Sprains & Fractures This Summer 10 Tips for Healthy Outdoor Feet Don’t Let Bunions Sideline You
6/27/2016 5:22:58 PM
Tasty Holiday Meals Can Trigger Painful Toes What You Can’t See This Winter Can Hurt You Don’t Let the Cold Nip at Your Toes
6/27/2016 5:25:47 PM