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Sep 02, 2014, 11:00 ET

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Cause Overuse Injuries in the Foot

 Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health—but, according to surgeons at the American College of...

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...

Jun 26, 2014, 12:17 ET

Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion's Pandora's Box?

Getting excited over a snazzy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos is one thing—having your feet surgically altered to wear them is another. As...

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...

Feb 27, 2014, 14:00 ET

Cartilage Regeneration Benefits Athletes and Boomers with Aching Ankles

Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and...

Feb 27, 2014, 12:16 ET

A Speedier Recovery: Advances in Repair Hardware and Techniques Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

 Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have...

Dec 17, 2013, 13:28 ET

Ankle Replacement Transforms Hopeless Situations into Active Lives

 Technological advances in ankle replacement are ushering in a new world of pain-free movement for people suffering from debilitating ankle...

Dec 09, 2013, 14:52 ET

Avoid Falls on the Ice This Winter

 Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds and snowy, icy conditions.  The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons...

Nov 27, 2013, 13:23 ET

Know Gout's Triggers and Treatments During the Holidays

Protect your feet from this painful condition. As the festive fall/winter holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your...

Aug 21, 2013, 12:12 ET

Back to School Foot Pain

After wearing flip-flops all summer, students head back to school with painful feet The sounds of back to school season include the ringing of...

Jul 15, 2013, 16:49 ET

Big Relief Is in Sight for a Painful Big Toe

While many people give little thought to their big toes, many others are plagued by a painful condition that limits or eventually totally restricts...

Feb 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

Pediatric Flatfoot - Cause for Alarm?

 Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and alert for any sign of a problem because small problems...

Feb 12, 2013, 10:00 ET

Lisfranc Injury: Easy to Miss, Hard to Get Over

Elite athletes like NFL quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Santonio Holmes had productive seasons ended by the little-known and often...

Feb 11, 2013, 10:00 ET

Smoking and Bone Healing -- A Risky Surgical Combination

Smokers experience increased likelihood of bone healing complications following surgery Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot...

Nov 12, 2012, 10:07 ET

Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk

Study shows severity of ankle fractures increases as body mass index increases Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most...

Jul 31, 2012, 14:05 ET

Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes

 The 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived, and according to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS),...

Mar 02, 2012, 15:00 ET

Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated -- and Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they're also commonly misdiagnosed. That's because the two major types of sprained...

Mar 02, 2012, 11:00 ET

Ankle Replacement Rapidly on the Rise

 Arthritic hips and knees are replaced all the time—but did you know that arthritic ankles can also be replaced? In fact, ankle...

Mar 01, 2012, 11:00 ET

Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives

Breakthrough treatments making the difference  Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility, and improving...

Dec 06, 2011, 10:30 ET

Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed

Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and...