Kansas City Foot Specialists April 2016 Newsletter
Keep your feet and ankles safe while going outside and being active
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Podiatrists can help you conquer foot pain and stay active!

Many Americans walk, run, and cycle for exercise, especially in the spring as it gets warmer outside. These are great activities for fitness and health, and they all have one common denominator: heavy use of feet and ankles. Unfortunately, people with foot pain have difficulty with these activities, but they can get help from a podiatrist.

If you’re wanting to get active but are experiencing foot pain, visit a podiatrist. Your doctor can determine what is causing the pain and how to treat it. Common treatments that allow you to get back on your feet include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Shoes, supports, and pads
  • Lotions
  • Physical therapy
  • Shockwave therapy

Your podiatrist will always look for the most conservative approach to treatment. More severe injuries, however, may require foot surgery. Though the recovery time is more lengthy with surgery, the results will have you feeling better and back to doing the things you love!

Are you or someone you know experiencing foot and ankle pain? Talk to the team at Kansas City Foot Specialists about treating a current condition or preventing an existing one from developing!

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If you aren’t experiencing foot pain, take the initiative to prevent a painful condition by wearing the right shoes for every activity. Download a copy of our e-book Proper shoe fit for support and foot pain prevention to learn more.

proper shoes for back and foot comfort ebook

Foot care: what runners need to know

Screen_Shot_2016-04-08_at_4.48.36_PM.pngTaking care of your feet is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and nobody understands this better than runners. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just trying to stay healthy, there are several easy ways to keep your feet healthy and ready for your next run. Check out these tips for practicing proper foot care.

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Reasons for foot pain

common-reasons-for-foot-pain_2.jpgFoot pain is a very common medical complaint and can be the result of many different things. Pain in your heel, ball of foot, arch, toes, and edge of your foot can keep you from being active. Consider the following common causes of foot pain and what you can do about them.

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