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Latest Foot diseases Stories

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...

2010-11-08 19:59:43

African Americans in the study age 45 or older were three times more likely than whites of the same age to have corns or flat feet. In people who were not obese, African Americans were twice as likely to have bunions and hammer toes than whites. Common foot disorders such as flat feet, corns and bunions are more prevalent among African Americans than in whites, a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found. African Americans in the study age 45 or older...

2010-11-04 10:00:00

New study compares two treatment methods for acute plantar fasciitis ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient satisfaction. Study details and findings: A total of 102 patients who had acute plantar fasciitis pain were randomly...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

Athletes who return to their sport before they are completely healed may suffer long-term consequences ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports-related injuries are part of the game, and as athletes are becoming stronger, faster, and better conditioned, higher-energy injuries are becoming common. Foot and ankle injuries are especially concerning because they are increasing in number and severity and are often misunderstood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

2010-08-24 13:37:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting her everyday activities, she made an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon. His diagnosis: Donna was suffering from plantar fasciitis and a neuroma....

2010-06-25 10:12:00

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Good news for heel pain patients! This summer, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is offering a complimentary tool kit for patients who want to stomp out plantar fasciitis, commonly known as heel pain. The tool kit includes a foot massager and a "Kick Heel Pain" brochure, with a list of preventative exercises and treatment options. Information on how to receive this kit is available on line at www.weil4feet.com. In addition, patients who have severe...

2010-05-20 07:15:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ed Davis announced that he is now offering office-based extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of foot pain, particularly heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis (plantar fash-e-i-tis). Commonly referred to as heel spurs, plantar fasciitis is a painful and often debilitating condition that afflicts more than 2.5 million people in the United States each year. Although everyone is at risk, plantar fasciitis is most commonly found in...

2010-04-30 11:50:00

CHICAGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As heel pain continues to be one of the most prevalent foot problems affecting men and women of all ages, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) today published a new clinical practical guideline to help physicians diagnose and treat the numerous conditions associated with it. Appearing as a supplement to the May/June Issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, the guideline is a revision of the original 2001 document and...

2010-04-19 10:06:00

SAN ANTONIO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans complain of heel pain, which is usually caused by plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the plantar fascia (ligament that runs from your heel to the toes) becomes inflamed. This condition can be very painful and cause a considerable amount of suffering. According to podiatrists conditions such as stress fractures, tendonitis, arthritis and nerve irritation can also lead to heel pain. Podiatric physicians...

2010-02-25 10:00:00

Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Best Defense is Early Treatment LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are suffering from heel pain, you're not alone. According to foot and ankle surgeons attending the 68th Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Las Vegas this week, heel pain continues to be the most common reason patients seek care. Surgeons advise the best defense to keeping pain in control is early treatment. Heel pain can have many...