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Best Shoes for Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

So you have pain in the ball of your foot, or the fancy podiatrist term for it - metatarsalgia (met-uh-tahr-SAL-juh). Many of our patients have asked us about pain and or swelling in the ball of the foot (the part of the sole just behind your toes). Here is our best advice for treating metatarsalgia, as well as common causes and risk factors. We’ve also included a list of 10 brands of shoes that have been compared and evaluated and chosen to relieve pain in the balls of your feet. Give them a try!

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Is My Ankle Sprained or Broken?

Sprained ankles are very common, especially considering how many people play sports. A sprain will usually heal on its own with a good wrap, time off from bearing weight, elevation and some ice. Considering the price of an emergency room visit, the ER is not always a logical or frugal first choice. But if the ankle is broken, delaying care can be a bad thing. Knowing when to see a doctor about an ankle injury is important and can save both time and further complications. But how do you know? 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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Hammertoes - Frequently Asked Questions

One of the common foot conditions we see here at KC Foot Specialists is hammertoes. The good news is that this condition is completely treatable. Our team has put together this Q & A article to help answer some of the most common questions we hear from our patients about hammertoes. Read on and learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments for hammertoes.

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Don’t Live with Foot Pain!

We see it all the time at KC Foot Specialists. Patients come in after years of suffering from painful bunions, hammertoes, or neuromas and finally have the simple surgery to fix it. Dr. David B. Laha says, “If something’s not improving in a week or two, see someone! I see patients who tell me they’ve been living with pain for four or five months. Don’t wait that long. Most foot and ankle problems are easier to fix when they are caught early.”

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Finding the Perfect Fit: Tips for Trying on Shoes

At KC Foot Specialists, we know better than most that properly fitting shoes are the first and easiest step toward relieving your persistent foot, leg, or back pain. Most people are wearing shoes that look better than they feel or fit. That’s because many “fashionable” shoes are not the most comfortable. Like Cinderella herself, women tend to sacrifice comfort for fashion on a regular basis (glass shoes? really?) But don’t worry. With care, you can easily have both fashion and function. Use these tips when shopping for shoes and your feet (hips, back, and neck) will thank you.

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