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Most people spend a lot of time on their feet, so it's a good idea to take care of them.

With proper care, you can minimize the stress your feet take on when holding you up and getting you around, an expert says.

“Common problems that people face include hammertoes, blisters, plantar fasciitis and bunions. Some of these are easily solvable, but others may need the involvement of a...

Buying back-to-school shoes should be more about the right fit than the right look — but with luck you can combine the two.

Shoes play a big part in how kids' feet function and should be selected with care, say orthopedists at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York.

“When parents bring their children in with foot pain or an injury, the first thing I do is ask about ...

That happy, confident spring in your step is likely a benefit imparted by human evolution, a new study argues.

Humans may have evolved a spring-like arch in our feet to help us better walk and run upright, researchers say in their study, published May 30 in the journal Frontiers in Bioengine...

Chronic tendon issues are a frequent source of pain and can limit activity. They become more common with age, weight and certain activities, and early and appropriate diagnosis by a doctor is critical to get the best outcomes.

The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf to the foot, and it is responsible for push-off power. The tendon is critical for ...

When it comes to bunions, millions of Americans are painfully familiar with the signs: Swelling, redness, a telltale bulge on the side of the big toe. Corns and calluses where other toes rub together. And pain. Lots and lots of pain.

Fortunately, when surgery is needed, it's usually a success. But not always.

So researchers have stepped up with a

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 6, 2023
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  • Getting around in winter works best if you're taking good care of the feet that take you places.

    Orthopedic specialists at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City say they often see an uptick in avoidable injuries and foot problems during the winter.

    They offered some tips for winterizing your feet.

    First, make sure your winter shoes and boots still fit.

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    Most people who have had major foot surgery are able to return to the activities they enjoy, but it may take a long time, new research suggests.

    The study included 82 adult patients who had surgery to correct a form of "

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  • March 25, 2022
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  • Dry, cracked heels are common in the winter, but there are several ways to prevent and treat the problem, a skin specialist says.

    "Cold, dry weather, walking barefoot, and long, hot showers are just some of the reasons why you may have dry, cracked heels this winter," dermatologist Dr. Patrick Blake said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release.

    "Understanding what causes ...

    Belly fat is usually unwelcome, but new research suggests it may actually be good for something: relief from foot pain.

    A small pilot study suggests that an injection of a patient's own fat cells can help ease the often-excruciating heel pain brought on by a condition known as

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 26, 2022
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  • The number of people experiencing numbness, pins and needles, and burning pain in their feet and toes seems to be on the rise, new research suggests, and some of these folks may be at increased risk for heart trouble.

    Exactly why there has been an uptick in "small fiber neuropathy" is not fully understood yet, but it could be due to the ongoing diabetes and obesity epidemic as both condit...

    If you're older and your legs ache, it could be nothing -- or it could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

    Have you ever even heard of it? Maybe not. That's why the Society for Vascular Surgery would like you to know a little more.

    "As we age, we are susceptible to some aches and pains, possibly a tightness in the lower back after standing for long periods of time or a sor...

    If you have fallen arches, you know just how debilitating they can be.

    Now, doctors have some new guidance on which patients with this condition -- also called flat feet -- would benefit most from surgery.

    "Roughly half of patients will need surgery," said Dr. Scott Ellis, a foot and ankle surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and senior author of a new study. "If ...

    Achilles tendon injuries have skyrocketed in the United States this year, researchers report.

    Physicians at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan diagnosed more Achilles ruptures during June 2021 than in all of 2020.

    Injuries to the body's strongest, thickest tendon account for about 30% of all sports-related injuries, and are most common among active, middle-aged men, they added...

    A treatment commonly used to tackle an often painful Achilles tendon condition doesn't actually work, British researchers warn.

    At issue is "Achilles tendinopathy," a degenerative wear-and-tear disease that affects the critical tissue linking calf muscles to the heel.

    Patients have sought pain relief with a treatment -- embraced by a number of famous athletes -- that involves inject...

    When you tackle home and yard projects this summer, be sure to protect your feet and ankles.

    "Feet may be the last thing people think about while working on home-improvement projects, but we see so many different types of foot and ankle injuries in our office -- many of which can be avoided with proper shoe wear and extra caution," said Dr. Amber Shane, a foot and ankle surgeon in the Orl...

    Suffering for fashion is nothing new. Researchers in the United Kingdom have unearthed new evidence that stylish pointed shoes caused a "plague" of bunions in the late medieval period.

    Investigators from the University of Cambridge analyzed 177 skeletons from cemeteries in and around the city of Cambridge. Included were a charitable hospital, the grounds of a former Augustinian friary wh...

    If you're getting back into walking, running or outdoor sports this spring after months on the couch, you could be at risk for a common injury known as a stress fracture.

    It's a small break or crack caused by repeated impact on a bone that is starting to weaken from overdoing it, and feet are particularly vulnerable, according to Dr. Mark Drakos. He is an orthopedic surgeon specializing i...

    Emerging research may help doctors devise better ways to prevent some of the tens of thousands of amputations unrelated to traumatic injury that occur in the U.S. each year.

    Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower limb amputations, including of the toe and foot. That's partly because diabetes increases risk of peripheral artery disease, or PAD, a narrowing of major blood ...

    Before you take a pumice stone to your foot calluses just because they're unsightly, you might want to consider the idea that they are actually nature's shoes.

    That's one of the messages from a new study suggesting that in certain ways, walking on callused feet can be better for you than the modern luxury of cushioned shoes.

    Researchers found that calluses offer the foot pro...

    Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study.

    The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations (microbiomes) of diabetic foot ulcers may help doctors decide the best way to treat them.

    Up to one-quarter of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer, because high ...

    Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of.

    The first step is to wear shoes, such as water slip-ons, in moist environments like indoor swimming pools and communal showers at the gym. Damp areas allow bacteria and viruses to thrive, and walking barefoot makes you more susceptible ...