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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  • Why Do My Feet Hurt When I Bike? Being new to the sport of triathlon, 50 miles was the longest bike ride of my life! The funny part was the only part of my body that hurt were my feet! Why is that?
  • Train Smarter in the Summer Heat! Dehydration, heat stroke and hyponatremia are your biggest worries while training in the summer. Whether you are in Texas or Rhode Island, when the temperature soars over heat can seriously hamper your endurance training.
  • 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.
  • How to Cope With Race Day Jitters! After years of competitive running you would think I would have conquered race day jitters, but they are always there, kind of like an old friend, or a fungus.
  • A $2000 Rusty Nail A $2000 rusty nail. Address puncture wounds immediately! They are often much more contaminated than they look.
  • Bunion Surgery Revealed! Many patients are very apprehensive about bunion surgery. They have heard horror stories of severe pain and bad outcomes. These are usually not true!
  • Whats in Your Training Bag? Advice For The Newbie Runner! The greatest thing about running is the low "getting started" cost, but here are a few things that are essential if you want to progress or avoid injuries.
  • What is the Best Running Shoe For Me? Running shoes are continually evolving and there are plenty of folks willing to share their expertise! There is no "perfect" or "best" shoe on the market. Everyone's feet are different in shape and function differently. How do you know what the best running shoe for you is? Tips to find the perfect shoe for you.
  • 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!
  • What Makes A Shoe Comfortable? If you are like most women (and some men), you have at least 50 pairs of shoes in your closet and can't or won't wear many of them. They feel great or look awesome in the store, but by the time they get home they hurt!
  • 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.