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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 feet. ...


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 end ...


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 to know...


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 Surgeons...


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 Surgeons...


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. Despite its...


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 stem...


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 undertreated....


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. But as we ...


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 Foot and Ankle ...


Aug 28, 2014, 02:57 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 injure, because ...


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 drastic...


Feb 27, 2014, 02:00 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 injured ankle joints,...


Dec 17, 2013, 01:28 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 arthritis. ...


Dec 09, 2013, 02:52 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 (ACFAS)...


Nov 27, 2013, 01:23 ET Know Gout's Triggers and Treatments During the Holidays

As the festive fall/winter holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your feet at risk for a gout attack, a painful condition...


Aug 21, 2013, 12:12 ET Back to School Foot Pain

The sounds of back to school season include the ringing of school bells and cash registers, the slamming of locker doors, the noisy ruckus of school...


Jul 15, 2013, 04:49 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 can...


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

Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot or ankle surgery. Imagine the inconvenience and potential loss of income. Then, imagine learning...