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.
Arthritis socks can help keep your feet warm and comfortable without causing additional problems. Moreover, wearing socks specifically designed for feet affected by arthritis, like compression socks, can also offer a preventative approach to long-term side effects of arthritis, including limited mobility, difficulty walking, and reduced overall quality of life.
Compared with rigid fixation, flexible fixation after syndesmotic injury better restored physiologic motion and reduced rates of syndesmotic malreduction, according to recently presented results.
Poor circulation in the feet can cause the feet to become cold, discolored, or numb. Sometimes, it is a symptom of an underlying condition. In this article, we will look at the symptoms of poor circulation in the feet, potential causes, treatments, and self-care techniques.
Foot drop is a walking condition that can occur due to stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), and other neurological disorders.
A bone spur—or osteophyte—is an abnormal growth of bone that develops when the body tries to repair a problem. Bone spurs can occur in any bone but happen most frequently in high-impact areas like the feet.1