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.
Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists received the Mt. Huntington Award from Anchorage Project Access. The Mt. Huntington Award was granted to AFAS providers for their commitment and generous service to medically uninsured patients. Anchorage Project Access is a physician-led community effort to provide health care to low income uninsured residents with the Municipality of Anchorage. … Read More
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