Summer is almost here and many people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and participating in outdoor activities. According to foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, increasing your activity can increase your risk of foot and ankle injuries. As you prepare for the season, follow these tips to avoid pain while you stay active.
Athletes may have an increased rate of foot and ankle injuries when playing on artificial turf compared with natural grass, according to results of a systematic literature review presented here.
In his discussion on performing a successful ankle arthroscopy, James W. Stone, MD, FAANA, said surgeons should use ankle joint distraction when performing the procedure.
It might be a sharp, stinging pain that runs along the bottom of your foot. Or maybe your heels feel tight or the top of your feet throb when you wake up. If your feet hurt in the morning, you may be wondering if you’re just getting up on the wrong side of the bed or if it’s something to be worried about.
Muscle cramps are sustained, painful, involuntary contractions of muscles. While muscle spasms and cramps can occur in various parts of the body, they are most common in the muscles of the legs and feet.
The arch of the foot is an area along the bottom of the foot between the ball and the heel. Pain in the arch of the foot is a common problem, especially among athletes.
A plantar fibroma is a small growth on the arch of your foot. It grows from the plantar fascia, which is the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, between your heels and toes.
A ruptured Achilles tendon can reduce a weekend warrior to a limping one. And there's no single right way to treat it. People who've suffered this common injury may fare just as well with physical therapy as with surgery, a new clinical trial shows.
Most people who have had major foot surgery are able to return to the activities they enjoy, but it may take a long time, new research suggests.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects many joints throughout the body, including the feet. RA is an autoimmune disease; it develops when your immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues.