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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  • New Exercise Guidelines in Type 2 Diabetics The physicians at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas encourage our diabetics to exercise and can help you reach your goals with better shoe gear, functional foot orthotics and even physical therapy to get you on the road to better diabetes control! Do not use foot pain as an excuse not to exercise, contact us and get started today!
  • Why Are My Orthotics a Non-Covered Service? Contrary to your insurance company’s information, we have found that most times custom orthotic coverage usually has little to do with medical necessity; though some carriers are complying with state mandates for certain conditions. Which means your insurance company can agree that they are medically necessary, but still not cover them because they are an exclusion in your particular policy. How does this happen?
  • Anterior Tibial Tendonitis Anterior Tibial tendonitis is pain along the front of the ankle that travels down towards the top of the arch is often attributed to inflammation of the the anterior tibial tendon.
  • Tendonitis Tendonitis can be annoying and linger if not treated early. It can progress from a mere swelling to a full tear of the tendon which often requires surgery. Don’t let tendonitis keep you from doing what you want, come see us!
  • Achilles Tendon Repair Anyone can all experience an Achilles tendon tear or rupture. This classic sign that the tendon is completely torn is a feeling of getting hit on the back of your leg.
  • Calcaneal Fractures Breaks or fractures of the heel bone can be incredibly painful and 99% of the time are due to a falling or high force trauma.
  • Lateral Ankle Stabilization You have had an unstable ankle for years, you roll, twist or sprain your ankle and you have been told that a lateral ankle stabilization procedure is your next step.
  • Arthritis and Your Feet Arthritis is a very common reason patients suffer from foot pain. Here are some tips to keep you or your family member moving in the right direction.
  • Congenital Foot Deformities A congenital foot deformity simply means you were born with it. Many of us are born with subtle foot types that predispose us for foot related problems.
  • Achilles Tendonitis and Tendonosis Tendonitis results from overuse. Long-standing tendonitis becomes tendonosis (degeneration of the tendon) which is much harder to treat. With chronic, long term, sustained use, this tendon becomes strained. It also can become just as strained with whom we fondly refer to as the “weekend warriors”. Chronic Achilles tendonitis (tendonosis) results in degeneration and breakdown within the tendon and this, in turn, can lead to a partial tear or full rupture. Now that will put you out for more than a couple months! If you are experiencing a nagging pain or swelling to the Achilles tendon or the back of the heel, call or contact the office to have it evaluated. It is that simple.
  • Post Operative Instructions It is important to follow post operative instructions after foot surgery. Here is a copy of our post surgery instructions for you to follow. Remember to read and follow all instructions to the tee to improve your surgical outcomes. Always contact the office with any questions before proceeding to change your weight-bearing status!

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