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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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  • Sports Injuries Sports injuries are not fun. Here are some common warning signs that you dont want to ignore.
  • Running Uphill Correctly I was talking on Sunday with a runner who is training for the Wasatch Back Relay and has been running without difficulty for months. Recently she has been runnning hills and is trying a new hill running technique taught at the local Rec Center and has started having leg pain (shin splints). To help others avoid overuse injury while running hills, I will give my recommendations.
  • Don't Forget Your Stretches Before You Run! As podiatrists, we treat all types of foot and ankle injuries, but we want to PREVENT foot and ankle injuries. We encourage our patients to stretch.
  • My 4 Keys to Marathon Recovery After my recent marathon, I had near complete resolution of my muscle pain and weakness after just 48 hours. Since many runners are seaking keys to quicker recovery, I felt it was benefitial to list my current recovery regimen.
  • Treadmill Running...Just Slow Down! I was reviewing the post about Madonna falling off of her treadmill and started thinking of the injuries I see due to the perceived safety of a treadmill.
  • Top 3 Preperations For A Run As you prepare to run any distance, how you prepare is important. Of all the preparations you make, there are 3 top preparations that should be undergone.
  • It's Just a Jump to the Left... No, this isn't doing the "Time Warp!" I'm more interested in my runners who come in complaining about foot, ankle, shin, knee, or hip pain ON ONE SIDE.
  • Running Stores Know Runners A properly fitting shoe is vital to foot health in general, but especially if you're involved in an exercise program.
  • Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing? The barrier to a perfect golf swing could lie in your big toe. Or your heel. Or on the ball of your foot. The physicians at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine, TX, say these are the three areas of your feet most likely to cause pain that can ruin your golf swing.
  • Barefoot Running Good or Bad For You? Barefoot running has become a growing trend. It has gained a lot of popularity due to the publication of the book "Born to Run."