Category Archives: Foot and Ankle Injuries

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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Heel Pain, Neuromas and Tendinitis in Runners

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 (ACFAS). The most … Continue reading

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What Happens To The Muscles Of The Leg and Foot When Recreational Runners Switch To Minimalist Footwear?

Many minimalist shoe manufacturers make claims that their shoes will lead to strengthening the muscles of the calf and feet while avoiding common running injuries. However, there is little scientific evidence supporting these claims. Now researchers are using static and … Continue reading

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Choose The Right Footwear For Hiking To Avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries

Many hikers don’t realize that cross-training athletic shoes aren’t the best choice for extended hiking and hunting. Hikers and hunters should make the investment in top-quality hiking boots.  Strong, well insulated and moisture-proof boots with steel or graphite shanks offer … Continue reading

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