Foot Injuries in Athletes

December 1, 2016Tips

According to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), intense performance by athletes can cause an increased risk for foot and ankle injuries. From plantar fasciitis to Lisfranc injuries, ankle sprains and stress fractures, Athletes have dealt with their fair share of injuries as they prepared for and … Read More


July 4, 2016Tips

Both mountain runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control common foot problems. The human foot is a biological masterpiece that amazingly endures the stresses of daily activity. For runners, the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the … Read More


June 28, 2016Tips

Dancers, don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor. Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle … Read More

Winter Running

November 20, 2015Tips

It’s that time of year again. The trails and roads of Anchorage are covered in snow and ice. Some might be tempted to stay inside, but living in Alaska beckons year round physical activities outdoors. Snow shoes or fat tire bikes might be an option for outdoor activity, and these can be fun, but for … Read More

Big Toe Injuries

September 11, 2015Tips

Big toe injuries can be more problematic than you think. Don’t underestimate an injured or broken toe. Big toe, great toe, or the medical term “hallux”-whatever you call that first toe of yours, it’s an important digit you don’t want to injure, because it could turn out to be a bigger problem than you think. … Read More

Vacation Tips for Healthy Feet

August 17, 2015Tips

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than a painful or injured foot. From the airport to your hotel room, there are steps you can take to prevent foot and ankle pain and injury. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers these tips for healthy feet while on vacation: Wear comfortable shoes to the airport. … Read More

Sunscreen on Your Feet?

July 27, 2015Tips

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists urges sunscreen use and exams to prevent skin cancer on feet. When at the beach, pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply sunscreen on your feet? Many don’t realize skin … Read More