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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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  • What Are These Labs For? You go into your podiatrist office to have your foot problem evaluated and you walk out with a lab form for some tests. Why do you need them?
  • Here a Cankle, There a Cankle, Everywhere a Cankle Ankle? We’ve all heard the term “cankle” but do we really know what it means?
  • Be Careful of Those Spiders, They Are Not as Innocent as They Look Spring is here, the weather is warming up and we are finally able to wear those cute open toe sandals. But now, there are some new concerns to be aware of.
  • Do You Have Neuropathy? You Need Neuremedy! Peripheral neuropathy is a medical condition in which the nerves that travel from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body function improperly.
  • Acute Inflamation My feet and ankles hurt! And they are swollen and red after I fell down. What do I do? Inflammation is the normal response to irritation, injury, or surgery.
  • Are Crocs Good For Your Feet? What's with these Crocs? They are a very interesting shoe that comes in almost every color and size.
  • 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.
  • Exercising Hurts: Get Over It! Nine out of ten of my overweight patients rate pain, in some body part, as one of their top three excuses why they can't possibly exercise on a regular basis.
  • Are Your Feet Vacation Ready? Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet. "Walking is great exercise and one of the most reliable forms of transportation," says Marybeth Crane, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon with Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, LLP in Grapevine, Texas. "But if your feet aren't in the best shape or you don't have the right shoes, too much walking can cause foot problems."
  • Death By Obesity? Death by obesity. A recently published study predicted that the rate of diabetes in the US will double by 2034 while the rate of obesity will remain steady.