While foot and ankle injuries are most often associated with hobbies like running, basketball and hiking, hunting can also be the cause of serious injuries to the area. It is important that hunters understand the risks associated with hunting and take the necessary precautions to prevent injury.
Parents have more to consider than color and style when shopping for back-to-school shoes. Here are some simple guidelines to help avoid foot problems such as painful ingrown toenails, blisters, heel pain and flat feet.
Many people do not think about their feet when applying sunscreen, but did you know that the skin on your feet is highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin cancer?
Many pregnant women believe sore feet are just a side effect of pregnancy, but this is not the case. If you are pregnant, follow these simple tips to help alleviate foot pain and keep your feet more comfortable.
Caring for your diabetic feet is essential to healthy living. Make routine foot care appointments with with your foot and ankle surgeon to help ward off ulcerations and more serious issues.
For runners, the feet and ankles are vulnerable to injury. Be on the alert for signs of foot problems that can slow you down if not treated promptly.
The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with little or improper long-distance training. The lack of experience coupled with the repetitive impact placed on the feet during a long run can produce enough stress to cause hairline breaks in the bones of the foot.
Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds, and snowy, icy conditions. According to Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS, falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. She offers these tips to keep you safe this winter season.
Not only does diabetes cause detriment to the well-being of Missouri’s citizens, but it also puts a tremendous financial burden on the state.
Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a ground-up approach to fall prevention, seniors should start by examining the health of their feet.