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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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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • A $2000 Rusty Nail: Puncture Wounds In Your Feet A $2000 rusty nail. Address puncture wounds immediately! They are often much more contaminated than they look.
  • 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!
  • A Pain in the Heel: Achilles Burstis is Not Tendonitis! Did you know that there are more than 250,000 Achilles tendon injuries in the United States each year? Of these injuries, almost 25% require some kind of medical intervention to heal. A fully ruptured tendon requires surgery. Most other injuries can be treated conservatively and will resolve without surgery.
  • What is A "Sausage Toe"? Sausage toe is inflammation of the distal interphalangeal joints (tip of your toe and adjacent knuckle) that looks like a sausage or lollipop. Sausage toes should be treated aggressively to decrease the inflammation and joint destruction.