By nature our feet and ankles are biomechanical wonders–miraculous in their strength, form and functionality. However, at the same time they are constantly susceptible to injury.
Researchers show that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes.
The toes and feet bear the weight of the body every day. People may squeeze them into tight-fitting shoes or subject them to pressure while playing sports, making toe cramps a common complaint.
New research reveals patients with end-stage ankle arthritis can expect enhanced quality of life within six months of surgical reconstruction.
In what researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of nationwide data, they conclude that the rate of lawnmower injuries persists at close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costing an average of $37,000 per patient.
A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition
Your ankle is a complex grouping of bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It supports your weight while standing, walking, and running. It’s quite common for injuries or conditions to affect your ankle and this can cause pain while walking.
In this article, we take a close look at how RA affects the ankles, including the symptoms, and how people can relieve pain and swelling.
Almost half of the population in their 60s and 70s has arthritis in their feet or ankles. In recognition of World Arthritis Day 2018 on October 12, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises awareness for this painful condition and offers a guide to treatment options.
Seeing a child's toes point inward may cause concern for a parent. However, this common and painless condition, known as pigeon toe or pediatric intoeing, is common in children up to the age of 8 years.