There is a link between walking in high heels and flip flops ankle injuries. Especially when walking downstairs. But don’t think that the opposite is any better. Walking downstairs in flip flops is also a painful choice. This time in your lower leg instead of your ankle. Therefore, high heels and flip flops could be [...]
Learn how to Treat Shin Splints So They Don't Derail Your Run If you are a runner then there is a very high probability that you've experienced shin splints. We get it, they are no walk in the park... literally. That annoying pain that is concentrated in the front of your leg along the tibia [...]
Dr. Alan MacGill, New Member of Board of Directors for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
We would like to start by congratulating, Dr. Alan MacGill, on his achievement and contributions at the Annual Scientific Conference. At the conference, he was installed as a new member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.
When pain occurs there are two different types, acute pain and chronic pain. It's important to know the difference.
If you are living with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is to keep your blood sugar levels under control. However, if not properly managed, diabetes can result in severe complications, such as poor blood flow and nerve damage. And this can ultimately lead to diabetic ulcers in the feet, which can [...]
If you play football, you know better than anyone that football is an injury-prone sport. Players are rough on the field. They tend to have little mercy. However, regardless of the helmets, braces, pads, and supports, wounds are typical. Therefore, football players tend to be more susceptible to injury. So, with that being said, what [...]
When do Flatfeet Develop? Flat feet are most common in toddlers. By the age of 6, they usually will disappear. Children become less flexible at the age of 6, and their arches begin to develop. In fact, only 1 in 10 children with flatfeet does not develop arches. Unless the foot is painful or stiff, [...]
Time definitely takes a toll on all of us. As the years go by, our feet seem to become affected. Often due to the pressure of our footwear, our body weight, playful activities, sports, and age-related issues. These are age-related issues that include circulation problems. And these problems can affect our lower extremities and our [...]
Most people wouldn’t even think that there’s any relation between feet and spinal health. The truth is that certain physical conditions affecting your feet can have severe consequences in your spine, and vice versa. You can understand more clearly this complicated relationship if you know the trajectory of the sciatic nerve. And how weight loads [...]