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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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  • Surviving Injuries With A Twist! Let's face it, there will be a day when you get injured. Just like the fact that there are 2 kinds of cyclists: those who have fallen and those that will fall!
  • Does Every Runner Need Foot Orthotics? The foot is a very complex structure which when functioning optimally supports and balances the weight of the entire body. Walking alone puts up to 1.5 times one's body weight on the foot.
  • Knee Pain Slowing Your Run to A Crawl? What is Patellofemoral syndrome? Patellofemoral pain a.k.a. chondramalacia patella is the most common running-related knee problem.
  • Preventing Athletic Injuries On The Run There are general rules for injury prevention that must be followed to avoid loss of training due to injury. Consistency and gradual incremental increases are key!
  • 19 Tips To Running Faster We may not all be destined to be elite runners, but most of us feel pretty psyched when we see improvements. The older I get the more I look to small improvements for motivation.
  • To Stretch or Not to Stretch: That is the Question The jury is still out when it comes to stretching in the running community. I have been running for almost 30 years with coaches on levels, all of them told us to stretch daily to avoid injury.
  • Painful Blisters Are No Fun On The Run! Painful blisters often plague distance runners. Blisters, as we all know, are caused by friction. Rubbing of damp skin creates more friction than dry skin.
  • Dont Let Your Teen Be A Sports Injury Statistic! Many sports injuries happen at the start of the season. This is often the result of doing "too much, too soon, too fast," or not enough proper preparation!
  • Knee Pain From Running? A relatively new runner asked who they should see for their knee pain. They confided that as they increased their mileage, their knee pain started to increase.
  • Oh My Aching Back! Back Pain On The Run Did you know that low back pain will impact over 80% of the population? Proper footwear could prevent, reduce and treat factors associated with low back pain.