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Jul 26, 2016, 10:00 ET Parents: Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips

The start of a new school year brings about two certainties: new clothes and new shoes. Unlike in years past, today's shelves are stocked with a...


Jul 11, 2016, 13:59 ET Lawnmower Accidents Cause Thousands of Foot Injuries

 Avoid turning your lawn into a "toe-away" zone and use extra caution when operating a power lawnmower, warns surgeons of the American College...


Jul 06, 2016, 11:00 ET Make Your Feet Smile This Sandal Season

Summer is in full heat, which guarantees at least two more solid months of wearing sandals. Seeing your feet exposed may raise questions to what...


Jun 01, 2016, 16:11 ET Hitting the Beach? Don't Let Your Feet Ruin Your Vacation

As millions of Americans head to the beach this summer, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers these foot...


May 12, 2016, 14:13 ET Sunscreen on Your Feet?

Most people don't think about their feet when applying sunscreen, but did you know that the skin on your feet is highly susceptible to melanoma and...


Mar 23, 2016, 13:03 ET Six Tips to Prevent Kids' Spring Sports Injuries

 In today's competitive youth sports landscape, many young athletes transition from playing winter to spring activities without considering the...


Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 ET When a Hammertoe is Not Just a Hammertoe

When people notice one of their toes has an abnormal upward bend at the joint, many times they think it's a hammertoe. But oftentimes, the...


Feb 11, 2016, 10:00 ET For Patients Suffering Flatfoot: Don't Wait To Seek Help

 Early diagnosis and treatment for adults suffering from a painful fallen foot arch, or adult-acquired flatfoot, is key to increase improved...


Feb 10, 2016, 10:00 ET Regenerative Medicine: Evidence Suggests Human Body Best Resource for Healing

 The human body may be its own best ally when it comes to the treatment of injuries, ulcers and deformities, especially when it concerns...


Jan 15, 2016, 11:00 ET Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster

Both marathon runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot...


Dec 29, 2015, 10:00 ET Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. The American College of...


Dec 29, 2015, 10:00 ET Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. The American College of...


Dec 17, 2015, 10:00 ET Five Tips for Healthy Holiday Feet

Don't let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers five tips to healthy holiday...


Dec 17, 2015, 10:00 ET Five Tips for Healthy Holiday Feet

Don't let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers five tips to healthy holiday...


Nov 20, 2015, 12:37 ET Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun

Every Thanksgiving families across the United States gather to play one of America's greatest pastimes, touch football. While most of these games...


Sep 23, 2015, 11:00 ET Tips for Parents: How to Spot Kids' Foot Problems

 Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, who often struggle...


Aug 17, 2015, 09:00 ET Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers

In the United States, more than 38 million people annually go hiking and the popular recreational activity has recently seen increased interest in...


Aug 14, 2015, 10:27 ET Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips

 Parents, before you head to the store to buy your kids shoes, follow these helpful guidelines from the American College of Foot and Ankle...


Jun 25, 2015, 10:12 ET Field Sports Injuries on the Rise for Children

Summertime brings longer days and, for many children, lots of outdoor activity. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reminds...


Apr 29, 2015, 09:00 ET Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults

 With warmer weather on the way and the push for participation in awareness walks in full-swing, the American College of Foot and Ankle...


Feb 19, 2015, 09:00 ET Foot Care During Childhood Requires Specialized Consideration, Approach

 The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) calls for a renewed effort in diagnosing and treating pediatric foot conditions....


Feb 19, 2015, 09:00 ET Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery

More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and upwards of two-thirds will develop a bunion in their lifetime. For those...


Feb 18, 2015, 09:00 ET For Diabetics, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation

 According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), advances in...


Aug 28, 2014, 14:57 ET Big Toe Injuries Can Be More Problematic Than You Think

 Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"—whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to...


Feb 28, 2014, 09:49 ET High Heels Fuel Foot Pain for Female Runners

 Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits—physical, mental, and emotional—as their motivation to keep logging the...