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2014-09-02 12:29:02

Painful stress fractures, tendonitis can be avoided by easing in to sports activities. CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health--but, according to surgeons at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, doing too much too soon can wreak havoc on the feet and cause painful overuse injuries: tendonitis, ruptured tendons, and stress fractures, to name a few. A key strategy for preventing these common...

2014-08-28 16:25:19

Surgeons warn -- don't underestimate an injured or broken toe. CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"--whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to injure, because it could turn out to be a bigger problem than you think. One such injury is "turf toe," something that happens in football or other sports when the toe is forcefully bent in the wrong way. Other types of big toe injuries occur during...

2014-02-28 12:25:53

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Get Patients Running Again with Less-Invasive Treatment Options CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits--physical, mental, and emotional--as their motivation to keep logging the miles. But like any strenuous physical activity, running can also lead to overuse injuries. One of those injuries affecting women in particular is a foot pain so intense that it prevents them from running at all--the painful neuroma....

2014-02-27 16:27:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and injured ankle joints, it's close enough, making them feel almost new again. Foot and ankle surgeons are gathering this week at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to study revolutionary advances in cartilage regeneration for foot and ankle injuries. According to...

2014-02-27 12:28:06

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made operations smoother and new tools have made repair work more durable. This has paved the way to an even speedier recovery--or at least one that feels faster because it's less cumbersome. Foot and ankle surgeons...


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