Running injuries usually happen when you push yourself too hard. The way your body moves also plays a role. You can prevent many of them. Here's how.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a technique used by foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to correct specific foot and ankle conditions with very small incisions. This technique has gained attention among surgeons and patients alike due to its reported faster recovery time, smaller scars, and reduced postoperative opioid use.
Many people are reticent to consider foot surgery to address a seemingly minor problem. Yet, the reality is that some foot pains will only get worse over time. And while some nonsurgical treatment options can alleviate pain temporarily –– in many instances –– surgery is the only way to permanently address a foot-pain problem.
METH is emerging as the new RICE. It's an acronym for Movement, Elevation, Traction, and Heat. Right away, it seems as if we are going to do exactly the opposite of what we've been doing for years. That's not how this works.
Some people can live their whole lives with flat feet without thinking too much about it. For others, having flat feet can lead to foot pain and difficulty walking. One option for treating flat feet is surgical correction. We’ll cover everything you need to know if you’re considering reconstruction surgery for flat feet.
Pick shoes that make your feet happy and are good for your overall health
The syndesmotic ligament connects the two bones of the leg; this is often referred to as the ankle sydesmosis, or just syndesmosis. Syndesmosis ligament injuries often occur in conjunction with other ankle injuries, including sprains and fractures.1 If a damaged syndesmosis is left untreated, poor results often occur.
At one time, foot and ankle specialists would discourage patients with arthritis from getting a total joint replacement because of the risk of infection, and problems with early systems. Those patients had few choices, except to fuse the joint and lose mobility. But now, a new design for one ankle replacement system means patients—even those with severe deformities have more options.
It is not possible to get rid of heel spurs without surgery. However, some figures suggest that heel spurs only cause pain in 5% of cases. If someone is experiencing heel pain, there may be another cause
Pain in the ball of the foot can have several possible causes, from a trapped nerve to broken bones. People can treat some causes at home, but others require medical treatment