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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...

2010-12-09 16:48:00

Don't let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers tips for foot safety while at the gym. Start new workouts gradually-- Increase your stamina and the length of your workouts gradually to avoid overuse injuries such as stress fractures or tendon strains and...

2010-11-03 11:50:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Don't let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet. 1. If the shoe fits, wear it--When hitting the dance floor or the shopping malls during the holiday season, don't compromise comfort and safety when picking the right shoes to wear. Narrow shoes, overly-high-heeled ones or shoes that aren't worn very often, such as dress shoes, can irritate feet and lead to...

2009-12-29 14:20:00

ACFAS offers mothers-to-be remedies for aching feet CHICAGO, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Oh my aching feet" is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) the answer is "no." There are many remedies available to help alleviate foot pain. According to Marybeth Crane, DPM, FACFAS, a Dallas-area foot and ankle surgeon, women often experience...


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