A Fall Guide to Buying Boots

Choose your boots wisely this winter. Boots have become more of a fashion statement than a way to keep your feet warm and dry, particularly for women. High heels, zero support, or lack of traction can all lead to problems in any weather, but these issues are compounded when you’re dealing with rain, ice, and snow. Here are some tips to stay safe and comfortable when nasty weather strikes the KC area.

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7 Foot Conditions to Look for in Children

Recognizing foot pain in children can be tricky for parents because children may not recognize the symptoms of a problem or be able to express to parents that there is a problem. Additionally, as kids grow, some conditions correct themselves without treatment. Others become more severe because of other medical conditions. A child’s foot pain should not be disregarded as “growing pains.” Pain is a sign that there is a problem that needs to be addressed by a podiatrist. So how do you, as a parent, know what to look for?

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The One Thing You Should Do after You Sprain an Ankle

Maybe you were playing sports, or perhaps misjudged a step, however, you sprained your ankle, it’s important to have it looked at by a professional. That’s because once you sprain your ankle, you’re more likely to do it again...and again. Over time, the damaged ligaments in your foot grow weaker, and you can end up developing a condition known as chronic ankle instability.

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Is My Toe Stubbed or Broken? 3 Tips to Help You Decide

Is My Toe Stubbed or Broken

We’ve all been there. That moment when you're rushing around your home barefoot and BAM! You slam your toe into the corner of a table leg, or some other object, in your path. That excruciating, familiar pain shooting through your big toe can seem like the death of you, but how can you tell how much damage was really done? Did you just stub your toe, or is it something worse? The experts at Kansas City Foot Specialists are here to help you find out. 

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How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Feet

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the excessive force of blood pushing against the arterial walls as your heart pumps blood throughout your body. This added stress on the arteries can contribute to decreased blood flow and many other serious health risks. While high blood pressure affects your entire body, symptoms can be commonly seen in the lower legs and feet.

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