Category Archives: Foot and Ankle Injuries

Study Links High-Heels To Heel And Ankle Pain

Women should think twice before buying their next pair of high-heels or pumps, according to researchers at the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife in a new study of older adults and foot problems. The researchers found that the … Continue reading

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For Foot, Ankle, and Heel Injuries Follow Up With A Podiatrist

Parents of kids with foot, ankle, and heel injuries often bring their kids to the pediatrician or the emergency room first, but they still need to follow up with a podiatrist. With extensive experience in foot and ankle therapies, podiatrists … Continue reading

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Treating Stress Fractures In The Foot

Stress fractures can occur anywhere in the foot and can eventually lead to a complete break of the bone if left untreated. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to ensure proper healing. If a break is suspected, runners should immediately … Continue reading

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Obese Children More Likely To Experience Foot, Knee and Hip Pain

Pain in the lower extremities – feet, ankle, knees and hips – contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study.   Obese children with lower extremity pain have worse … Continue reading

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Is Your Foot Fracture An Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and  accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. Osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “Silent crippler” since it … Continue reading

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Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to Willoughby hills,Ohio foot and ankle surgeon Atta, Asef, DPM, FACFAS. The growing popularity of marathons … Continue reading

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Old Ankle Sprains Come Back to Haunt Baby Boomers

A Willoughby Hills, Ohio foot and ankle surgeon has a message for Baby Boomers getting back into fitness and sports: Get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by injuries that might not have healed properly years ago. Atta J. Asef, … Continue reading

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FIVE Tips for Avoiding Falls on the Ice

Winter is here with its frigid temperatures, howling winds and snowy, icy conditions.  Falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. Following are some tips to keep you safe this winter season. Wear low-heeled boots … Continue reading

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A Handy Guide To Prepare You For Your Appointment With Your Podiatrist

Is this the first time you have visited a podiatrist? Don’t worry. This handy guide will prepare you for your appointment and help make the most of your time with the foot and ankle expert. Before Your Visit: Make a … Continue reading

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Sprained Ankles Are Very Common Injuries

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There’s a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle—some 25,000 people do it every day. Sometimes, it is an awkward … Continue reading

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