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Treating a Twisted Ankle at Home

02 Jul 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A twisted or sprained ankle is caused by ligaments being stretched or torn. A twisted ankle is a common sports injury, but this injury may also occur as a result of tripping, falling, or stepping on an uneven surface. In most cases, the ankle rolls…

Foot Stress Fractures: Symptoms and Treatments

01 Jul 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A stress fracture in the foot is an incomplete fracture of the bone and most commonly occurs in the metatarsal bones. The metatarsal bones are the five long bones in the foot that form the bridge. A stress fracture occurs because of unusual or repeated…

Treating Plantar Warts

18 Jun 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Skin Lesions

By Loren Colon DPM, FACFAS Verruca Plantaris commonly referred to as plantar warts, are growths that develop on the bottom of the feet due to a contagious virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can be flesh colored or dark as well as rough or smooth…

Diabetic Foot Care Tips

31 May 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

Two important health problems associated with diabetes– nerve damage and poor circulation– result in a higher likelihood of foot discomfort, injuries, infections, and even amputations for diabetic individuals. If you have diabetes, it’s important to pay special attention to your feet and take good care…

Foot Pain from Shoes or Being Active?

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

Open, Sesamoid! By Loren Colon DPM, FACFAS Sesamoiditis is a painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus located in the forefoot. This condition often affects people who are physically active. It can present with edema of the entire plantar aspect of the foot. The sesamoids function…