Even the most avid outdoor enthusiasts don’t realize just how much stress and strain they put on their feet and ankles during autumn hikes. Those long, vigorous walks on uneven terrain may be fun, but without proper care, they could lead to damage to their feet and ankles.
Author: Monica B.
Six Tips to Protect Kids in Fall Sports
Every fall season, foot and ankle surgeons see an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead to sprains, broken bones and other problems. If your children are playing sports this fall, here are six tips that could protect them from serious ankle injuries.
The Dos & Don’ts for Diabetic Foot Care
Caring for your feet.
Heel Pain in Youth Athletes: A Warning Sign
Indoors and outdoors, youth athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports. For many of them heel pain has become “just another part of the game.” Foot and ankle surgeon, Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS, advises that when a child complains of heel pain, it should be diagnosed promptly because it may be a warning sign of a serious foot problem.
Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips
Before you head to the store to buy your kids' shoes, follow these helpful guidelines from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. They'll help prevent or minimize foot problems from poorly fitting or worn-out shoes.
Fighting the Five Most Common Foot Woes
So, what are the five most common types of foot problems, and what causes them? Here are some tips from today's podiatrists:
Protect Your Feet From The Sun
Many people don't think about their feet when applying sunscreen, but the skin on your feet is highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Keep your feet safe from the sun and follow these tips.
Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet
Lawn care season is back and Joplin foot and ankle surgeon, Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS cautions homeowners to protect their feet and the feet of those around them when using rotary-blade lawnmowers.
Keep Your Feet Safe At The Beach
As millions of people hit the beach for vacation fun, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers these foot safety tips.
Fact Sheet: Foot Health For Seniors
Pain from common foot and ankle conditions can be treated successfully with proper diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical treatments, and rehabilitation to help seniors stay active, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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