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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 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...


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...