The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
provides information and education to raise the public's awareness of
musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on preventive measures. The AAOS
website contains information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury
prevention, and wellness and exercise.
American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and
5272 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
1-800-265-8263 toll-free (301) 718-6505
The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine is
affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association. Its Web site
contains information on the foot, foot conditions, and foot care and a search
feature to help you locate a podiatrist.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
8725 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-2724
1-800-421-2237 (773) 693-9300
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons provides
information on surgery and shoe selection as well as the care and treatment of
heel, toe, ankle, nerve, tendon, nail, and skin conditions. You can also look up and learn about sports injuries, diabetic foot problems, arthritis, and resources in your local area.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
1-800-235-4855 (847) 698-4654
The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
provides information on a variety of topics, including foot care for adults,
children, and people who have diabetes; proper shoe fit; and how to select
children's shoes and sports shoes. Some information is available in several
languages besides English.
American Podiatric Medical
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-1621
1-800-FOOTCARE (1-800-366-8227) (301) 581-9200
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
provides information about foot and ankle injuries, sports-related foot
concerns, surgical and nonsurgical treatment of foot problems, special medical
issues such as diabetes, and resources in your local area. Some information is
available in Spanish.