Your feet are vital shock absorbers. The bottom of your foot strikes the ground with every step. When it hurts, the pain can really disrupt your life.
You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.
This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors’ institution from 2002 to 2012
Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a Loyola Medicine study has found.
For patients undergoing surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, non-weight-bearing x rays taken immediately after surgery can provide a good estimate of the risk that the bunion will return over time, reports a study.
Autologous conditioned platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroids injected one time in patients with plantar fasciitis were associated with nearly the same amount of improvement in plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms, according to results of a randomized trial presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology.