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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...

Jan 21, 2015, 09:00 ET

For Diabetics, Dangerous Foot Trauma Can Be Avoided with Proper Care

 For nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, there is a debilitating and often preventable foot condition that is underdiagnosed and...

Dec 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Stress Fractures and Other Foot Injuries Increase in Winter Weather

 As temperatures dip across the United States, the prospect of a long winter and slippery conditions is at the forefront of everyone's mind....

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...