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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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  • Are Your Feet Overstressed? A stress fracture is a tiny crack in the bone caused by overuse. Most stress fractures occur on your metatarsal bones, but they can occur in any part of the body.
  • Off-The-Shelf Arch Supports vs. Custom Orthotics They are at it again. The debate that has been going on since the late 1970’s when custom orthotics became the mainstay of treatment for plantar fasciitis.
  • Forefoot Pain Got You Down? Are you experiencing chronic pain in the ball of your foot? Have you noticed your second toe is curling more? You may be experiencing a plantar plate injury.
  • Heel Pain Slowing Your Runs? Why do so many runners suffer from heel pain? Shoe technology has advanced remarkably in the last 20 years, but chronic plantar fasciitis has not subsided!
  • Painful Corns on Your Toes? Got painful corns on your toes? Corns: such a simple name for a relatively complex problem. Corns can be very painful and are caused by several foot ailments.
  • Got the Ball of Foot Pain Blues? Got the ball of foot pain blues? Pain under the ball the foot is known as "Metatarsalgia" in the podiatry world.
  • Got Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? It's the day after the marathon. You get out of bed feeling like you should have gotten the license plate of the truck that just ran over you. You find you can walk small steps but notice you can go upstairs but downstairs is nearly impossible.Does this sound familiar? I think every runner who races has felt this pain I'm describing at one time or another. It could be after a marathon, a PR in the 5K or just an extra hard track workout. Why is this? What did you do wrong? How could you have done differently so this post-race soreness wasn't so acute? Or is this the price you pay for a fast time? Let's explore delayed onset muscle soreness.
  • Simple Tips to Preserve Diabetic Foot Health The most common reason diabetics are hospitalized in the United States is foot infections. I know that's hard to believe, but true. Diabetes can be dangerous and devastating to your feet. Here are some simple tips to preserve diabetic foot health.
  • Winter Court Sports Can Equal Foot and Ankle Pain! With the pounding and movements that feet, ankles and the Achilles and other tendons around the ankle endure, court sports such as basketball, racquetball and tennis present unique problems for athletes, whether they're a professional athlete or weekend warriors.
  • Wobbly Ankles? There is Hope For Chronic Instability Ever notice that you seem to sprain your ankles multiple times a year? Afraid to walk on uneven surfaces because you know that will result in pain or a sprained ankle?