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Nov 29, 2016, 10:00 ET Protect Your Feet When Playing Without Shoes

Whether hitting the mat, sand or beam, take preventive measures to protect your feet against common injuries incurred while playing sports that...


Nov 22, 2016, 10:00 ET Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Feet and Ankles

It is never a good time for a foot or ankle injury, but some might consider the colder months to be the most inconvenient time to have their feet...


Nov 14, 2016, 12:32 ET Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Have you experienced repetitive foot fractures or unexplainable foot pain? According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS),...


Oct 31, 2016, 15:37 ET Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Anyone can have a foot problem. For people with diabetes, however, the possibility of incurring even a common foot issue can lead to infection or...


Oct 19, 2016, 09:00 ET Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers

In the United States, more than 38 million people go hiking annually, and with touted health benefits and scenic views, it is no wonder why there...


Aug 31, 2016, 14:19 ET Check Pain Management Off Your List of Foot Surgery Worries

With any surgery comes reasonable concerns. Depending on the person, your mind could start racing anywhere from the seriousness of your condition,...


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...


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...


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...


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...