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What You Need to Know About Your Children & Sports Injuries

young boy at soccer game sitting out with sports injury

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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[Infographic] The Top 5 Foot Injuries in Runners

If you’re a runner, running is as much a part of your daily life as brushing your teeth, which means being sidelined by a running injury can be devastating. At best, an injury will slow you down, and at worst will prevent you from running entirely.


Many running injuries are directly related to wearing improperly fitting shoes; training too hard, too fast and too soon; or improper form when engaging in strength training exercises. To learn more about the top five running injuries, check out the infographic below.

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Bye Bye Bunions: What Is A Bunion & How To Treat One

comparison photo of a foot with and without a bunion

Do you have a bony bump on the outside of your big toe? Chances are, it’s a bunion. But what is it, why is it there, and most importantly how do you treat it?

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Top 3 Causes of Cracked Heels & Treatment Tips

Causes of Cracked Heels 

Spring is almost here and that means sandal season. If you’re worried about flaunting your feet because you suffer from cracked heels, we’re here to help. At KC Foot Specialists, we see some pretty severe cases of cracked heels. Not only can they be unsightly, but they can also be a health hazard. Dry, cracked skin is an invitation for infection. Add to that the fact that feet are exposed to a lot of germs and dirt just because we walk on them every day or keep them cooped up in sweaty shoes, and trouble can soon follow this condition.

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