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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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  • Killer Shin Splints Slowing Down Your Run? "My shins are killing me after running," is a common complaint of new runners or runners increasing their mileage or intensity.
  • How to Add Yards to Your Golf Swing: Your Feet Foundation Over 45 million Americans participate in amateur golf. Good foot action is the mark of an accomplished golfer and has been compared to intricate dance steps.
  • A Pain In My Side! Tips For Avoiding A Side Stitch While Running What is this sharp twinge of pain just below the rib cage? It is called a "side stitch" or exercise related transient abdominal pain (ETAP).
  • Summer Workouts Can Kill You: Preventing Heat Related Injuries Whether you live in Texas or Rhode Island; the summer heat kills child athletes every year! Here are ways to prevent heat-related injuries!
  • Your Next Step On A 75,000 Mile Walk Can you believe that you travel an estimated 75,000 miles on foot in your lifetime? Your feet are meant to last a lifetime, but are the hardest working part of your body!
  • Does Running Cause Arthritis? Is it a foregone conclusion that if you run, you will have arthritis? Many patients are concerned that the aches and pains they have are harbingers for their future arthritis.
  • What A Pain In The Butt! Anne was running the White Rock marathon in Dallas in 2007. It was a cold, wet day, and by mile 18, she had a "cramp" in her hamstring and into her butt. It continued to get worse and worse as it got colder and colder. First she described that her fourth toe went numb, then the entire bottom of her foot. By the time she got to mile 24, she relates being freezing, wet, miserable, and could not feel her left foot or calf! Quit? Never!
  • Fall Down, Go Boom? Are Ankle Sprains A Right Of Spring? Spring is in the air and the ankle sprain is starting to show up more frequently at FAANT. Ankle sprains have been reported to be approximately 20% of all sports injuries!
  • Why Do My Feet Hurt When I Bike? Being new to the sport of triathlon, 50 miles was the longest bike ride of my life! The funny part was the only part of my body that hurt were my feet! Why is that?
  • Train Smarter in the Summer Heat! Dehydration, heat stroke and hyponatremia are your biggest worries while training in the summer. Whether you are in Texas or Rhode Island, when the temperature soars over heat can seriously hamper your endurance training.