Watch your step when barefoot, because anything sharp -- from nails to snails -- can get stuck in your foot. Punctures and foreign bodies of the foot are serious and can lead to limb- and life-threatening infections.
As a Manhattan foot surgeon, one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform are cosmetic toe lengthenings. A short toe often causes tremendous psychological embarrassment for people, and fixing this makes a dramatic change in someones life.
If you are looking for the most modern techniques in bunion surgery, laser is not currently the best option. What is encouraging is that bunion surgery has changed dramatically in the past few years as surgeons are more focused on both the aesthetic and functional result.
A sliced Achilles tendon is something that one would expect to see in a horror movie, not on an ice skating rink. Unfortunately for Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, his Achilles was cut by the blade of a skate while being hit against the boards.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol injured the plantar fascia of his foot while playing the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Gasol, on twitter, announced that an MRI revealed a "torn fascia." But how serious is ruptured plantar fascia, and will he need surgery?
As a surgeon who performs bunionplasty surgery to help women return to high heels and pointy-toed shoes, I can only encourage women to consider exercise programs that are aimed at strengthening the feet and legs.
When considering bunionplasty, it is important to not only consider how the foot will look but also how it will function. Take the time to learn about the methods available to fix your bunion, and you will be that much better off.
Redskins wide receiver Peirre Garcon sustained a ligament injury of the second toe, and is reported to specifically have a plantar plate tear. This is no ordinary ligament injury as the the plantar plate is a thick ligament-like pad beneath the toe that stabilizes the toe.
Some women consider the foot tattoo the ultimate shoe accessory as they continue their hunt for the perfect shoe. Many say they are just plain sexy. Others regret them and want them removed. Wacky and bad taste tats also find their way onto the foot.
The midfoot arch is particularly susceptible to injury when wearing high heels. The foot is not designed to function in this position, so when one trips or falls in high heels there can be excessive force placed on the midfoot, causing it to break or dislocate.
The main concern with wearing high heels while pregnant is the risk of falling and injuring the mother and/or the unborn baby. Heel-associated falls are a real risk when not pregnant, so the risk exists with pregnancy.