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
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 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
AFAS’s own Dr. Jared Kern completes the Little Su 50K race on Saturday, February14, 2015. The Little Su 50K is a companion race to the Susitna 100. A ski, foot and bike race on packed snowmachine and dog sled trails in the Susitna River valley, north of Anchorage. Dr. Kern finished the Little Su 50K … Read More
2015 Iron Dog update: Team 4 has left the official restart in Big Lake, Alaska and is racing towards a successful finish in Fairbanks. This years race will provide some difficult challenges for riders along the trail. The lack of snow and open water areas, will force riders to slow down and take the necessary … Read More
2015 Iron Dog Team 4 is ready to race! All of the preparations and tech inspections are finished. Now rookie riders, Kidwell and Wood just need to reach the the finish line. 2015 Iron Dog Team 4 drew the fourteenth starting position for the ceremonial start, Saturday February 21, 2015 in Downtown Anchorage. Alaska Foot … Read More
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
Effective November 1, 2014 Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists will be an in-network provider for Cigna Health Insurance PPO plans. Cigna provides health care and related benefits to individuals, employers, brokers and consultants.