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How to Know if Your Ankle is Sprained or Broken

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Sports injuries are extremely common, with a yearly number totaling over 3 million for athletic youths in the U.S., alone. This means an emergency room or doctor visit is not always a logical or frugal first choice, and most individuals choose to treat themselves at home after they sprain their ankle. Knowing when to see a doctor about an ankle injury is important and can save both time and further complications. The team at Kansas City Foot Specialists put together these signs to look for to help determine if it’s a sprained or broken ankle.

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3 Foot Issues That Can Be Easily Eliminated with Surgery

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According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, 8 out of 10 Americans have experienced anywhere from minor to chronic foot pain. It's a common problem, but one that often doesn't get the treatment it deserves. However, many foot issues, including bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas, are all completely fixable! Kansas City Foot Specialists, P.A. has compiled your best options for solving these common problems.

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Why Cheap Flip-Flops Are a Total Flop for Healthy Feet

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From a podiatry point of view, flip-flops have historically been controversial as footwear. Flip-flops have been blamed for a variety of foot and ankle ailments that range from sprains to fractures and a number of other conditions. While it is true that some flip-flops are more dangerous than others, Kansas City Foot Specialists would like to provide you with some guidelines to help you find a pair of flip-flops that are safe and fit properly.

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A podiatrist (DPM) or Medical Doctor (MD): Which is Best for Foot and Ankle Care?

What’s the difference between a DPM and an MD when it comes to treating foot, ankle, and lower leg problems? Would it surprise you to learn that DPMs -- doctors of podiatric medicine -- are far more than simply foot doctors? While a medical doctor may be trained to treat a wide array of problems and complaints, only podiatrists are thoroughly and specifically trained to treat the lower legs, feet, and ankles. Many podiatrists are trained to treat the patient as a whole person, integrating care of the legs, feet, and ankles, to meet the patient’s needs in ways that support the entire body and the patient’s ability to live a full life.

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8 Tips to Prevent Swollen Feet When Flying

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Depending on how far you’re traveling by plane, you may be expected to stay seated for several hours at a time. Those who travel frequently by plane might suffer from swollen feet as a result of not being able to move around freely. While you can’t always get up to walk around depending on the size of your plane and on weather conditions, the best way to prevent your feet from swelling is to move around as much as you can to encourage blood flow.

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