Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd.

Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd. Expert Specialist Care for Disorders, Injuries, and Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome is a disease that causes degeneration in foot structure. A new study found that surgery is ...
10/26/2021
Foot Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients in Small Study

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome is a disease that causes degeneration in foot structure. A new study found that surgery is an effective means of relieving the pain it causes. https://charcot-marie-toothnews.com/2021/04/28/foot-surgery-lessens-pain-improves-quality-life-cmt-patients-prospective-study/

Corrective foot surgery lessened pain and improved foot alignment and quality of life in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, according to data collected over four years. The findings were published in an article, “A prospective study on surgical management of foot deformities in...

Depending on the severity of the injury, a sprained ankle may take weeks or months to heal. Some people avoid getting ca...
10/12/2021
How Long Does It Take for a Sprained Ankle to Heal?

Depending on the severity of the injury, a sprained ankle may take weeks or months to heal. Some people avoid getting care out of fear of being restricted from activity for too long, but if the sprain heals badly, the ankle may be permanently weakened. https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-it-take-for-a-sprained-ankle-to-heal

The amount of time it takes for an ankle sprain to heal depends on the severity of the injury. Learn about the different grades of ankle sprains.

Children's growth plates haven't fused together, making them particularly vulnerable to fractures. We may have to reposi...
10/08/2021
Ankle Fractures In Children - OrthoInfo - AAOS

Children's growth plates haven't fused together, making them particularly vulnerable to fractures. We may have to reposition bones to ensure they heal properly. https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/ankle-fractures-in-children/

A broken ankle, also called an ankle fracture, is a common childhood injury. Ankle fractures in children are most likely to involve the tibia and fibula (the long bones in the lower leg). These types of fractures often involve the growth plates.

Usually, people who work in industries that put them at risk for injuries under their toenail wear protective boots. Ath...
10/05/2021
Get a Leg Up On this Toe Injury - Referee.com

Usually, people who work in industries that put them at risk for injuries under their toenail wear protective boots. Athletics are a significant exception, and coaches and referees should be able to recognize when a toenail injury needs treatment. https://www.referee.com/get-a-leg-up-on-this-toe-injury/

Bleeding under the toenail is a fairly common occurrence among active people like sports officials. Learn how to prevent or treat these often painful conditions.

Bumps on the side of the foot aren't usually cancerous, but they can be. Regardless, they rarely go away without treatme...
10/01/2021
Lump on Side of Foot: Causes, Treatment, and More

Bumps on the side of the foot aren't usually cancerous, but they can be. Regardless, they rarely go away without treatment. https://www.healthline.com/health/lump-on-side-of-foot#common-causes

Even if a lump on the side of your foot isn’t causing any pain or other symptoms, it’s important to have a doctor look at it. Learn more about what causes lumps on the sides of your feet, as well as how they're treated, when to see a doctor, and more.

Shopping for new shoes is a chance to get good support for your feet for years. But do you know what makes a shoe suppor...
09/10/2021
Footwear Guide - OrthoInfo - AAOS

Shopping for new shoes is a chance to get good support for your feet for years. But do you know what makes a shoe supportive? https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/staying-healthy/footwear-guide/

When selecting shoes, keep this basic principle of good fit in mind: Your feet should never be forced to conform to the shape of a pair of shoes. Shoes that do not fit can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders.

Incorrect dance technique can lead to chronic injuries. If you repeatedly suffer the same injuries, don't write it off a...
09/07/2021
What Are Sickled Feet?

Incorrect dance technique can lead to chronic injuries. If you repeatedly suffer the same injuries, don't write it off as the cost of hard work; it is more likely you are doing something wrong. https://www.healthline.com/health/sickled-feet#bottom-line

Sickled feet is a term that describes when a dancer curves their feet incorrectly. Sickling can contribute to foot and ankle injuries. We explain risks, treatment, and prevention tips.

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09/06/2021

Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd. wishes you a safe and relaxing Labor Day!

Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd. wishes you a safe and relaxing Labor Day!

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09/06/2021

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Overuse can result in an inflamed Achilles tendon. There are several treatments for it, but increasing the lower limbs' ...
08/31/2021
Achilles Tendinitis - OrthoInfo - AAOS

Overuse can result in an inflamed Achilles tendon. There are several treatments for it, but increasing the lower limbs' strength and flexibility is the most reliable way of preventing it. https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/achilles-tendinitis/

Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump.

Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and being alert for any sign of a pr...
08/24/2021

Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and being alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Pediatric flatfoot is a childhood condition that, if left untreated, can result in permanent deformity in adulthood. Flatfoot deformity makes mobility and exercise painful, increasing the risk of reduced cardiovascular health and obesity. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/pediatric-flatfoot-cause-for-alarm

Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and being alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Pediatric flatfoot is a childhood condition that, if left untreated, can result in permanent deformity in adulthood. Flatfoot deformity makes mobility and exercise painful, increasing the risk of reduced cardiovascular health and obesity. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/pediatric-flatfoot-cause-for-alarm

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two m...
08/20/2021

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two major types of sprained ankles—high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains—often look the same, even though they affect entirely different ligaments. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/sprained-ankles-can-be-complicated-and-misdiagnose

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two major types of sprained ankles—high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains—often look the same, even though they affect entirely different ligaments. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/sprained-ankles-can-be-complicated-and-misdiagnose

Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, wh...
08/17/2021

Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, who often struggle to know which signs and symptoms are temporary and which point to more serious concerns. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/tips-for-parents-how-to-spot-kids-foot-problems

Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, who often struggle to know which signs and symptoms are temporary and which point to more serious concerns. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/tips-for-parents-how-to-spot-kids-foot-problems

When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider the foot as the source, especially because some foot d...
08/07/2021

When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider the foot as the source, especially because some foot disorders can also cause symptoms in the leg. When it comes to foot-related problems, early intervention by an expert is the key to proper treatment. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/when-should-i-worry-about-my-child-s-foot-pain

When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider the foot as the source, especially because some foot disorders can also cause symptoms in the leg. When it comes to foot-related problems, early intervention by an expert is the key to proper treatment. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/when-should-i-worry-about-my-child-s-foot-pain

Athletes likely experience aches and pains over the course of a season, some worse than others. However, athletes may no...
08/04/2021

Athletes likely experience aches and pains over the course of a season, some worse than others. However, athletes may not always appreciate the severity of the pain they are feeling, which can lead to season- or career-ending injuries. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/athletes-listen-to-your-body

Athletes likely experience aches and pains over the course of a season, some worse than others. However, athletes may not always appreciate the severity of the pain they are feeling, which can lead to season- or career-ending injuries. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/athletes-listen-to-your-body

Foot and ankle injuries are commonplace among all athletes, weekend warriors, and high-performance athletes alike. But a...
07/30/2021

Foot and ankle injuries are commonplace among all athletes, weekend warriors, and high-performance athletes alike. But athletes living with diabetes are at a significantly greater risk of sustaining stress fractures, sprains, and other foot and ankle injuries than nondiabetic athletes, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/diabetic-athletes-face-more-foot-injuries-than-non

Foot and ankle injuries are commonplace among all athletes, weekend warriors, and high-performance athletes alike. But athletes living with diabetes are at a significantly greater risk of sustaining stress fractures, sprains, and other foot and ankle injuries than nondiabetic athletes, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/diabetic-athletes-face-more-foot-injuries-than-non

Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of th...
07/27/2021

Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/foot-health-facts-for-diabetics

Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/foot-health-facts-for-diabetics

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and t...
07/21/2021

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/runners-fit-feet-finish-faster

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/article/runners-fit-feet-finish-faster

Feet do an important job, but they’re often overlooked. The shoes you wear, the activities you do and how you walk can t...
07/13/2021
7 Common Foot Problems

Feet do an important job, but they’re often overlooked. The shoes you wear, the activities you do and how you walk can take a toll on your feet. Certain health problems can affect your feet too. You might have foot pain, swelling, itching or other issues. These conditions are often treatable, so don’t ignore them. https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/foot-health/7-common-foot-problems

Being aware of these seven common problems is the first step.

Athlete’s foot — also called tinea pedis — is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can al...
07/09/2021
Athlete’s Foot: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Athlete’s foot — also called tinea pedis — is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can also spread to the toenails and the hands. The fungal infection is called athlete’s foot because it’s commonly seen in athletes. https://www.healthline.com/health/athletes-foot#_noHeaderPrefixedContent

Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. This condition is contagious and can spread to the toenails or hands. Common symptoms are itching, stinging, and raw skin. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatment.

People with flat feet, also known as fallen arches, have either no arch in their feet or one that is very low. https://w...
07/06/2021
Flat feet: Symptoms, exercises, diagnosis, and treatment

People with flat feet, also known as fallen arches, have either no arch in their feet or one that is very low. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/168608

People with flat feet or fallen arches either have no arch or a very low arch under their foot. Flat feet tend to cause people to walk awkwardly, which can cause pain in the foot and other parts of the body. This article explores the causes, treatments, and complications with the help of a moving 3D...

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