Category Archives: foot health

Interested in “barefoot running?”

Fellow Wichitans… Barefoot and minimalist running expert Jason Robillard is speaking FREE this Thursday  April 26, 2012 (see details below). Barefoot running may be better for the feet and may reduce the chance of repetitive stress injuries.  Robillard will discuss how to … Continue reading

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How to decrease your chance of getting an (or another) ankle sprain…

Ankle sprains are common.  Once you have had an ankle sprain, you are more likely to get another ankle sprain… unless you help rehab your ankle.  An external ankle support (especially during physical activity) can significantly decrease an ankle sprain.  … Continue reading

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ooh so common foot pain. . . plantar fasciitis.

Is the first step of the day your worst?    Plantar fasciitis may be your problem. Risk factors for plantar fasciitis are excessive running, high arch, when one leg is longer than the other, obesity, occupations with prolonged standing or walking, sedentary … Continue reading

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Did your pedicure give you an infection?

I was teaching physicians the other day and helped take off a pus-filled, red and angry  ingrown toenail.  This is immensely rewarding.  When the toenail digs into the skin folds on the feet and every step causes pain, we physicians … Continue reading

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Sandal weather is almost here!

Time to get those feet sandal-ready!  Warts?  Corns?  Bunions? Hammertoes?  Those are pretty ugly words. . . but there are things I can do to help. Plantar warts are warts (from a virus) that infect the feet.  They are common, especially in children … Continue reading

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