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Feet Hurt? Orthotics May be the Solution

22 Jan 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

If you’ve ever had foot problems, you know how painful and inconvenient they can be. Have you actually tried going to a specialist to see if orthotics is an option? Before you dismiss the idea because the term brings mental pictures of the classic orthotic…

New York Jets Santonio Holmes Lisfranc injury

05 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Sports Injuries

By Loren Colon, D.P.M. Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Initial reports stated that New York Jet’s wide receiver Santonio Holmes had suffered a foot sprain because x-rays on the foot were negative. But subsequent MRI exam results were sent to a foot specialist in…

How to Treat Bunions

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

Earlier this month, we talked about how to prevent bunions. But what if you’re one of the four million Americans who already have bunions? A bunion is frequently a form of arthritis, and it usually takes the form of a bony bump on the outside…

What is a Bunion: Keeping Bunions at Bay

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

A bunion is a bony protuberance at the base of the big toe. While it’s quite common, the condition can be painful and unsightly. Bunions most commonly occur in women, the culprit usually being poorly-fitting footwear. Below are some steps you can take to avoid…

Flatfoot in Adults

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

About a quarter of all Americans have flat feet either by heredity or simply due to aging feet. While flat feet rarely cause any distinct symptoms, damage to the posterior tibial tendon in the lower part of the leg can not only cause flat feet,…

Stretch and Condition for Better Leg Health

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Muscle Problems

Your legs are important. It’s safe to say they’ve most likely gotten you to where you are today. (Yes, that was an attempt at a leg joke.) Movement is inevitable; and in a society that stresses the importance of exercise, stretching and conditioning are vital…