Welcome ...

... to the patient education website of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.


Steven L. Haddad, MD
2013-14 AOFAS President
Whether you are looking for relief from an aching toe, suffer from ankle arthritis, need to locate an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area, or question whether your child is wearing the correct athletic shoe for a particular sport, you have landed on the right site.

FootCareMD, created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, is designed as a powerful educational resource for you, the patient, to increase your understanding of the critical health issues surrounding your feet and to help you make informed decisions regarding your foot health.

This site includes clinical descriptions and treatment options for foot and ankle ailments, a basic foot and ankle anatomy guide, a "how to" self-help section, a search key to find an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area and much more.

You're off to a good start. By landing on FootCareMD, you're taking a step in the right direction!

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