2nd December 2014 newsletter - Meet our doctor of the month Dr. Hall

Meet our doctor of the month, Dr. Hall

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Happy New Years from the Foot Specialists!

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Hi ,

What's your new year's resolution? The end of 2014 is quickly approaching and it's time to set sights on some new goals. What do you hope to accomplish in 2015? How about run a marathon or find the right shoes to wear at work so you are pain free? The Kansas City Foot Specialists are here to help and want to wish you a Happy New Years!

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Andrew-M-Hall-DPMDr. Andrew M. Hall, the newest member of the Kansas City Foot Specialists team, is a Dubuque, Iowa native. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Des Moines University with a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. After graduation, he traveled to Tucson, Arizona, to complete a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center.

Dr. Hall has since joined Kansas City Foot Specialists, where he treats common toe and forefoot complaints, along with complex rearfoot and ankle pathologies. He is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Kansas Podiatric Medical Association.

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How to treat calf pain and tight calf muscles

treating-calf-pain-1The human body is quite complex, and is made up of many parts that work in concert so we can move and participate in various activities. Because our muscles and tissues are all connected throughout our bodies, a problem or injury to one area may have consequences for our immediately adjacent body parts. For example, foot and ankle pain can sometimes result in lower back pain. For those who suffer from foot or ankle pain, and particularly from heel pain, calf stretching may be needed to resolve pain and other related discomforts.

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4 steps to keeping your feet healthy [infographic]

keeping-feet-healthy-tipsYour foot health can often influence your overall health, which is why it’s important to keep an eye on your feet and take great care of them throughout life. If you fail to take proper care of your feet, you could experience problems with walking, exercising, and being physically active in general. Plus, foot health can tell you a lot about other health problems you might be experiencing. For example, swelling in the feet could indicate high blood pressure and the risk for heart disease. Finally, it's important to avoid developing peripheral neuropathy, which is a type of nerve condition that affects your hands and feet, and is linked to 90 percent of all foot ulcers. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about what it takes to keep your feet healthy.

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