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A Family Guide to Foot and Ankle Health

This blog is an up-to-the-minute guide on news relating to diagnosing, avoiding and treating common foot and ankle ailments. The doctors at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas wants you to have the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding foot and ankle ailments. Think of us as part of your family in Grapevine, Texas giving you useful and accurate advice on how to deal with common foot and ankle problems. Want more content, contact us and ask a question! We are happy to be your "Dear Abby" for foot problems!
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  • Exercise Is Very Important For Type 2 Diabetics: New Guidelines The physicians at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas encourage our diabetics to exercise and can help you reach your goals with better shoe gear, functional foot orthotics and even physical therapy to get you on the road to better diabetes control! Do not use foot pain as an excuse not to exercise, contact us and get started today! Read about the new guideline and get off the couch!
  • What is a Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon? What is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon? A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine who has done a two, three or even four year residency specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Podiatric medicine is to the foot and ankle what ophthamology is to the eye.
  • Avoid Slipping and Falling on Winter Ice and Snow! Winter has decided to visit North Texas today. Two inches of ice covered by snow, and just in time for the Super Bowl. Time to think about trying to prevent slip and fall injuries. Lots of people fall on ice and snow every year-without serious injury. Not so fortunate were some 16,000 Americans who die each year from falls, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). People in North Texas hardly ever think about falling on ice and snow, but serious injuries can occur. If you are a klutz or are planning to spend a lot of time in the cold; following these guidelines may help protect you from serious injury this winter. If you do happen to fall and sprain your ankle or foot, call the office. Help is just a phone call away! And remember, just because you can walk on it doesn’t mean it is not broken.
  • 72% of Americans Don't Exercise Due to Foot Pain The APMA recently published a survey that verified what most of us already know: American's blame their lack of exercise on foot pain. Why is the Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas office in Grapevine, Texas so busy? 72% of people surveyed said they do not exercise because foot pain prevents them from doing so! This finding, coupled with the staggering rate of obesity in the US makes podiatrists all that more important in the fight against chronic disease.
  • To Stretch or Not To Stretch? A common question is should I stretch or not? Should I stretch before or after exercise? Does strtching matter? Can stretching actually cause more injuries? These are good questions that are addressed in "To Stretch or Not to Stretch? That is the Question."