Bones & Joints
Welcome to Foot & Ankle Health, the latest in our series of reports that deliver important health information to hundreds of thousands of people each year.
We often take the health of our feet and ankles for granted, even though they provide the support on which the rest of our … Read More
The 15 exercises illustrated in this final chapter of Foot & Ankle Health are designed to increase circulation, range of motion, balance, strength, or a combination of all. Increase or decrease the difficulty by adjusting the:
- Number of repetitions (reps)
- Number of sets (the number of repetition cycles for any particular exercise … Read More
As with most medical issues, it’s easier to prevent many foot and ankle problems than to treat them or live with them. As such, there are certain factors to keep in mind.
It helps if you wear the right kinds of shoes and socks, and keep your feet relatively clean.
And there … Read More
The 17 conditions listed alphabetically in this chapter are non-orthopaedic in nature. They can affect bones, muscles, and the structures surrounding joints and can cause just as much discomfort as orthopaedic issues.
Athlete’s foot is more common in men than in women and more common in older adults than in … Read More
Orthopaedic conditions directly involve bones, muscles, and joints. Of the 38 conditions covered in this report, 20 are orthopaedic in nature and are described in this chapter. The 17 non-orthopaedic conditions are discussed in Chapter 3.
The Achilles tendon runs along the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf … Read More
Feet and ankles are complex, strong, and durable, but not perfect or invulnerable. Your two feet may not be the same size. They get wider and longer when we stand up and can become larger than normal at the end of a day. Some people have feet with high arches, … Read More