Andrews Research & Education Foundation
Overuse Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Extensive amount of exercise and physical activity often lead to overuse of the foot and ankle complex. Overuse can be described as repetitive trauma, general “wear and tear”, or “misuse” of the foot/ankle including excessive pronation or varus/valgus knees. Overusing this area of the body often causes foot and ankle pathologies that can hinder quality of life. Clinical examination is critical in diagnosing pathologies of the foot, specifically plantar fasciitis. The recommended treatment for plantar fasciitis includes surgical and non-surgical options. Forefoot pain can be caused by several factors and it is important for the physician to recognize these pathologies and diagnose accordingly. Overuse of the foot and ankle can also lead to stress fractures in this area. This should be considered when working with individuals with a high physical activity level.
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the common overuse pathologies of the foot/ankle. To discuss history, anatomy, exam, imaging and treatment modalities, and to also discuss surgical options and indications.
1. Describe the overuse pathologies of the foot and ankle and their underlying mechanism
2. Explain both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for pathologies of the foot/ankle complex
3. Recognize improper mechanics of the foot/ankle and how this can cause pain from overuse
Disclosure: Neither the speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclosure
Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.
Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baptist Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of (1) hour in AMA PRA Category I creditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Occupational Therapists (Florida):
Baptist Hospital, CE Broker provider # 50-183 approves this program for 1 hours credit for nurses and occupational therapists.
Andrews Research & Education Foundation P10024 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Sonya Ahmed, MD
Sonya Ahmed, M.D is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the foot and ankle. Dr. Ahmed graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City’s School of Medicine through a six-year combined BA/MD program. During her residency in Orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she received the Hutchings Endowed Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Ahmed completed her Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute under Drs. James Andrews, Angus McBryde, John Gould, and John Kirchner, allowing her to treat all levels of athletes. She currently practices at Nilssen Orthopedics Foot & Ankle Center in Pensacola, FL where she is the Co-Director of Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery.
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