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Try This Shocking New Treatment for Heel Pain

If you suffer from heel pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Well, the podiatrists at KC Foot Specialists have some good news for you. We have a new therapy we’re using to reduce chronic foot pain. This new treatment can be used to treat the most common cause of heel pain - plantar fasciitis (when the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the toes, becomes strained and painful, making it difficult to put any weight on the heel of the foot.)

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

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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8 Tips to Prevent Swollen Feet When Flying

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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What You Need to Know About Your Children & Sports Injuries

As the weather continues to get warmer, youth sports are picking back up. Youth sports are a great way to engage children in teamwork and physical activity but, for some kids, it could lead to bumps and bruises or even more serious injury. We’re breaking down how to know when a sports injury is minor, or more serious, and what you can do about them.

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Featured Doctor: David B. Laha, DPM, FACFAS


David B. LahaA specialist in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot, Dr. Laha has extensive training in reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine of the lower extremities. He takes pride in providing quality, personal care for his patients.

Kansas Born and Raised

A Kansas native, born in Winchester and raised in Centralia, Dr. Laha has been practicing in the Kansas City area since 1985. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University, graduating with honors. While in college, he played basketball and was an outstanding track and cross country athlete. He was inducted into the Kansas Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

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