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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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  • Walking Program to Kick Start New Year's Resolution Many of our patients, much like their estimated 75 million overweight neighbors, are stuck in a never-ending, life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates the pain in their feet; sore feet make it almost impossible to exercise for weight loss.
  • Running Really Does Lengthen Your Life! A 20-year study has shown that running has profound health benefits, cutting the rate of early death by more than half.
  • Are You Wearing the Correct Shoe When Exercising? Often I find myself having the same conversation. We will be talking about exercising, or sports that we play and someone will complain of their foot hurting.
  • Baby It's Cold Outside! Yep – winter is upon most of the nation just in time for the holidays! In Texas, we adjust for a day in the 20’s and back to 70 degrees the very next day.
  • Common Running Pains & Injuries Even with the best preparation, aches and pains are an inevitable result of a new jogging regimen. If the pain subsides with slow easy exercise, you may continue, but if it gets worse, stop the activity and rest. If it persists, see your podiatrist.
  • The Nike Free Running Shoe Nike has developed a line of shoes called the Nike Free that has become popular among runners, track and field athletes, football, and basketball players.
  • Should You Change The Way You Run For Greater Speed? In one study quoted all over the internet, it was found that long-distance runners were faster if they used forefoot or midfoot strike patterns. People were encouraged to speed up their running by changing the pattern of running. Newer studies have made these findings less clear...
  • Dancing With The Stars: Another Foot Injury? What does this have to do with running? A lot, if the training before a race or before a dance performance is not done properly.
  • Stress Fractures In Runners A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that is due to repeated stress. 95% of stress fractures develop in the lower extremity and account for 10% of running injuries.
  • How Do I Begin to Train For My First Marathon? Running a marathon requires both physical and mental strength, focus, commitment, and time. Completing a marathon can be a very satisfying experience.