Trench foot is an injury that occurs when feet are exposed to cold and wet conditions, but it is not due to freezing (as in frostbite). It is one of three types of immersion foot, with the other two types being warm water immersion foot and tropical immersion foot.
If you're getting back into walking, running or outdoor sports this spring after months on the couch, you could be at risk for a common injury known as a stress fracture.
You may be surprised to learn that your forefoot carries and balances nearly half of the body's total weight, and is designed to handle significant force and wear-and-tear.
Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation reduces acute pain and opioid requirements in the week following orthopedic surgery, according to a pilot study published online April 15 in Anesthesiology.
For some people, foot pain only occurs at night or when they’re asleep. This can interrupt sleep and make high-quality sleep difficult.
Published results showed weight-bearing as tolerated in a hard-soled shoe was noninferior to use of a short leg cast for treatment of fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures.
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle, give tips to those looking to stay active while keeping their feet healthy and injury-free.
A recent case study demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a larger group of study participants to see how broadly applicable the findings may be.
Limb salvage is a surgical procedure to save a limb (usually one of the lower extremities) that is at high risk of amputation. The need for limb salvage can result from several different underlying causes, including various types of trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, cancer, or neuropathy.
A lump on the side of the foot is a common complaint. While some causes are of serious concern, many causes are not. Still, it’s important to have any bump on your foot checked out by a doctor — even if it’s a small lump that’s not bothering you. Some foot bumps may be cancerous, so it’s critical that a medical professional accurately diagnose them.