FootCareMD Boosts Patient Education Articles

More than 40 new topics cover treatments for foot and ankle conditions

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 5, 2014) – As part of a year-long process of updating its educational library, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has added more than 40 new treatment articles to its FootCareMD patient education site.
Articles found under the new Treatments tab are grouped into four categories, including treatments of the ankle, big toe, heel and midfoot, plus the category of injections and other procedures. Articles were written and reviewed by the orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists who are members of the AOFAS.
Topics include the treatment of everyday conditions such as plantar fasciitis as well as surgical procedures for Achilles tendon disorders, ankle fractures, high arches and much more. Nonsurgical treatment articles cover such topics as joint injections, orthotic inserts and orthotic walkers.
For a full list of the new treatment articles now available online, visit and click on the Treatments tab. Articles can be printed from the website using the printer icon near the top of each page.
About the AOFAS
promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.​

About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
Jennifer Hicks
Director of Public Education