Soccer: Prime time for injuries

June 12, 2015Tips

Summer Soccer season is in full swing and Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists strongly urges parents and coaches to think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to “play through” foot and ankle pain. Kids will play with lingering, nagging heel pain that, upon testing, might be a stress fracture. By playing with pain, the … Read More

Flip-flop Heel Pain

May 29, 2015Tips

Flip-flop heel pain surge in teenagers Many of us are welcoming the warmer weather sporting flip-flop sandals, however, their popularity among teens and young adults is responsible for a growing epidemic of heel pain in this population. We’re seeing more heel pain than ever in patients 15 to 25 years old, a group that usually … Read More

Winter Tips for Your Feet

January 26, 2015Tips

With ice, snow and subzero temperatures comes the risk for serious foot and ankle problems for anyone who spends time outdoors during the winter. When the wintry mix hits, we often see patients with ankle sprains, broken ankles and foot stress fractures caused by slips and falls. If you have suffered a foot or ankle … Read More

Enjoy Pregnancy without Foot Pain

October 7, 2014Tips

Women often experience foot pain during pregnancy because of increased weight, foot instability and swelling. Women who are pregnant and suffer from foot pain are generally more active, even running marathons, during their pregnancies. The following may help reduce foot pain during pregnancy. Painful, Swollen Feet Pregnant women often experience throbbing, swollen feet due to … Read More

Golfers Foot Pain

June 3, 2014Tips

Golfers: Don’t be handicapped with foot pain The barrier to a perfect golf swing could lie in your big toe. Or your heel. Or on the ball of your foot. These are the three areas of your foot that are most likely to cause golfers foot pain that can ruin your swing. Behind these pain-prone … Read More

Five Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem

March 22, 2014Tips

Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children can’t explain what’s wrong. But it’s important to protect growing feet and have problems checked out early. Five warning signs parents should watch for. 1. Your Kids Can’t Keep Up with Their Peers If children lag behind … Read More

Risk for Achilles Tendon Problems

January 27, 2014Tips

Risk for Achilles tendon problems are not isolated to pro athletes. You don’t have to be an accomplished athlete to suffer Achilles tendon injuries. They can happen from household tasks like climbing a ladder. Achilles tendon weakness is common in adults. But seeking treatment when symptoms occur can prevent more serious injury. Achilles tendonitis is … Read More