Winter's wet and icy conditions increase the likelihood of foot and ankle injuries. Members of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Rosemont, III., urge you to take extra safety precautions to prevent injuries and keep you on your feet.
'The foot and ankle are particularly susceptible to injuries in areas with snow, ice, and slippery conditions," says surgeon John T. Campbell from the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
"Ankle fractures are one of the most-common injuries in the winter months, as is a fifth metatarsal fracture in which a piece of bone on the outer part of the foot is pulled off when the foot twists inward."
Twisting the ankle also...