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All About Feet Library

This is a library of every article written by a FAANT doctor or staff in the last few years. The collection is quite extensive and there are some overlapping articles, but basically this is everything you ever wanted to know about your feet and ankles! Throw in some running and triathlon advice mixed in with all about shoes and socks; and you have a FAANT lasagna of articles. Enjoy!

PS. If you want more content, send us an email and we will blog or write about it.

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  • Is Pediatric Flat Foot a Big Deal? Example of a child with severely flat feet and how this can be helped with better shoes and inserts.
  • You Do Not Grow Out of Flat Feet Discussion and pictures of pediatric flat foot with severe deformity
  • The Top 9 Questions Parents Have About Kid's Sports Injuries The Top 9 Questions Parents Have About Kid's Sports Injuries answers the most common questions we hear from the parents of our patients in our North Texas office. Lots of parents have similar questions about their children's sports injuries. Most questions are centered on how they can prevent injuries and secondarily, what to do if their child gets hurt. Here are the top nine frequently asked questions and some simple answers.
  • "Mom, My Heels Hurt!" Pediatric heel pain is nothing to ignore. It is not your typical adult heel pain. It can be excruciating for some children to the point they cannot walk.
  • Heel Pain in Children On The Rise! Indoors and outdoors, child athletes stay active year round in competitive sports, and for many of them heel pain occurs as often as missed free throws.
  • Can Kids Have Bunions? When we think of bunions, we think of our grandmothers feet. This may be passed down to the next generation, but few realize that bunions can occur in children.
  • Do Children Grow Out Of Flat Feet? Many parents are concerned when their child's foot seems excessively flat. Even more so if one of the parents has a history of painful flat feet.
  • The Truth About Childrens Feet Proper care and treatment of the feet, beginning in childhood, will prevent many of the orthopedic foot and ankle problems seen in adults.
  • Escalator Injuries! Are Kids At Risk? Does Shoe Gear Matter? The rising popularity of flip flop sandals and Crocs shoes, has brought escalator safety concerns for children in the United States to the forefront.
  • Does Your Child Run Funny? Does your child run funny? Most childhood foot deformities and abnormal biomechanics are ignored unless they are severe in nature. If your child was born with a severe clubfoot or an obvious rocker bottom flat foot, your pediatrician would have you running to the podiatrist or orthopedist. Why is it that mild to moderate foot and ankle problems are mostly ignored until the child is complaining of pain?