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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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  • Is Yoga Bad For My Feet? I have always been curious about yoga. I have tried nearly every exercise in my quest to find the perfect one for me. The one form that I avoided was yoga.
  • Are Runners More Susceptible to Upper Respiratory Infections? A recent survey of 30 different studies of runners and decreased immune function that may lead to increased upper respiratory infections revealed little agreement from the experts.
  • Casting Better For Ankle Sprians A below knee cast was seen to provide better and faster results than a walking boot or ace bandage in severe ankle sprains!
  • Cold Weather Running Tips In Texas, the saying goes that if you don’t like the weather; wait 5 minutes, it will change. This week it’s been 70 degrees and 24 degrees. No wonder the we are all sniffling.
  • Extracorporal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a procedure used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis/heel spur syndrome/insertional Achilles tendonitis). "Extracorporeal" means "outside of the body," and refers to this non-invasive surgical procedure in which strong sound waves are directed at the area of heel pain.
  • Ankle Sprains What causes an ankle sprain? These often occur from a fall, sudden twist or blow that forces the ankle at an abnormal angle.
  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries Peroneal tendon injuries often occur with ankle sprains and are commonly overlooked until your ankle pain becomes chronic. The peroneal tendons stabilize the outside of your foot and ankle.
  • What is in Your Sock Drawer? I get asked everyday about the types of running shoes people should buy, but what about socks? Why do we ignore a very basic part of our running gear?
  • Running Injuries are Not Inevitable Runners and injuries just seem to go together; you rarely have one without the other. Over 90% of runners reported missing a workout due to an injury within the last year.
  • Walking is a Great Way to Start Running! So you don't think that running is a realistic goals for you? A marathon might as well be a trip to Mars? Walking is a great start to a running program!