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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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  • Pregnancy And Your Feet: Adding Insult to Injury! I don't care if you are a size 2 or 20, when you get pregnant, by the sixth month most woman are complaining of some kind of foot and ankle pain.
  • Does Anyone Walk Normally? In this age of insoles and orthotics for every activity and every shoe on the market; patients will ask, "Does anyone walk normally?" And what is "normal gait"?
  • Don't Mess With Puncture Wounds! I stepped on something and it stuck in my foot. No big deal, I pulled it out and cleaned the area. Now my foot is red, hot and swollen....what should I do?
  • There Is Hope For Bunion Sufferers! Who ever named it a "bunion?" Bunions are the common description of a bump on the side of the big toe. Really they are much more than that.
  • Killer Heels? Why Women Need to Rethink High Heels And Foot Health We all have them, those adorable, had-to-buy-them, high heel shoes hiding in our closet. Butt what are we doing to our feet?
  • When is A Bunion Not A Bunion? When is a bunion not a bunion? Some doctors assume any pain in the great toe accompanied by a bump was a "bunion" or Hallux Abducto Valgus. Some cases its Hallux Limitis also known as osteoarthritis of the great toe joint. Hallux valgus is a crooked big toe joint. Over a period of years, the great toe becomes much friendlier with the second toe and drifts toward and eventually under or over the second toe. Hallux limitus is wear and tear arthritis or osteoarthritis of the great toe joint. Many people are predisposed to have this problem by the underlying biomechanical function of their joint.
  • Got Cold Feet? Got cold feet? I'm not talking about runaway brides, I mean it. Cold feet can be symptoms of many things like diabetes to frost bite. None of these disorders are minor and cold feet can be one of the earliest symptoms.
  • Has Forefoot Pain Got You Down? Got Forefoot Pain? Do you have chronic pain in the ball of your foot? Is your second toe curling & lifting in shoes? You may have a plantar plate injury!
  • Painful Lump In Your Arch? Could Be Plantar Fibromatosis Painful lump in your arch? Plantar Fibromatosis. A lump in your arch that is firm and doesn't move. They usually start out as a very small pea sized nodule that increases in size over time.
  • Why is There an Epidemic of Heel Pain? Why is there an epidemic of heel pain? Everyone I talk to has had plantar fasciitis or at least has heard of it. Many can even spell it correctly!