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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 Bunion Surgery Worth It? Bunion surgery, just like any surgery, has its share of myths which we will discuss. The majority of patients, having bunion surgery for the right reasons, end up with a good to excellent outcome and would tell you that bunion surgery is definitely worth it!
  • Stem Cell Research Reaches Your Feet AmnioMatrix when placed in an adult to the site of an injury or chronic pain area, these cells recognize what is not normal and begin a healing process.
  • Calcaneal Bone Tumors Heel pain can be caused by a bone tumor. These are not common, but an xray is always medically necessary in heel pain patients to rule out a tumor.
  • What to Expect After Bunion Surgery Nervous about Hallux valgus correction, also known as bunion surgery? Here is a realistic explanation of what to expect in the days and weeks after surgery.
  • Achilles Tendon Repair Weekend warriors, athletes, and non-athletes can all experience an achilles tendon tear or rupture. This classic sign that the tendon is completely torn is a feeling of getting hit with a baseball bat on the back of your leg.
  • Lateral Ankle Stabilization Lateral Ankle Stabilization. You have had an unstable ankle for years, you constantly roll, twist or sprain your ankle and you have been told that a lateral ankle stabilization procedure is your next step. So what does this mean exactly?
  • Post Operative Instructions It is important to follow post operative instructions after foot surgery. Here is a copy of our post surgery instructions for you to follow. Remember to read and follow all instructions to the tee to improve your surgical outcomes. Always contact the office with any questions before proceeding to change your weight-bearing status!
  • Am I Ready For Surgery Yet? Am I ready for surgery yet? Seems like such an easy question to answer huh? Actually, unless it is something obvious like getting your foot stuck in a lawn mower or shattering your ankle putting up Christmas lights, this question is a little more challenging.
  • I Have Neuroma... Do I Need Surgery? Neuromas can be very Irritating and Painful. A neuroma can prevent you from wanting to walk around and be active, and with summer around the corner who wants that?
  • Post Operative Instructions After a surgery can be quite a scary time. Things go on with your body that are not part of your normal life style and that would freak anyone out. Just take a deep breath, stay calm, and read this article to find out all the normal things that will most likely happen after your surgery.