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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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  • Race Day Cramping Slowing Your Times? Muscle cramping usually occurs due to a depletion of "The Big 4": sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
  • You Know Your Are a Runner When... It never ceases to amaze me how I can travel to another part of the country or the world and instantly make new friends with other runners.
  • Which is Better? Ice, Heat, or Beer for Injury Rehab? Seriously, I crawl over the finish line and the first thing I want is a beer (or twenty)! All right, all funny aside, how about the ice versus heat question?
  • RunDoc at DFW Sports Medicine Symposium This morning I spoke at the DFW Sports Medicine Symposium in Arlington, TX. What a great crowd! Over 300 physical therapists, athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians from all over Texas gathered to discuss advances in the medicine of sports.
  • To Much To Soon = Shin Splints The last few week, lots of patients have been coming into my office saying, “My shins are killing me after running". This is a common complaint of runners!
  • Running With Arthritis The name of the game is accommodation. You will need a great pair of orthotics made by a podiatrist who specializes in biomechanics.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Goal Setting Motivates Your Training Success A very smart person once said that a goal not written down is just a mere wish. I passionately believe this is true and have proven the power behind written goals in many aspects of my personal and professional life.