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

2014 Kesugi Ridge Traverse

September 2, 2014News

Dr. Jared Kern physician at Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is competing in the 2014 Kesugi Ridge Traverse in Denali State Park. The 2014 Kesugi Ridge Traverse is a 30 mile ridge run with over 5,000 feet of elevation gain through the Alaskan tundra with amazing views of Denali and the Alaskan range. Race participants … Read More

Dr Heilala ACFAS Faculty Member

August 20, 2014News

Dr. Heilala was invited by ACFAS to be a faculty member at the annual Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy skills course at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago, August 2-3, 2014.  His lecture was titled “Complications in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy” . Dr. Heilala was a resident participant at the first ACFAS Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy … Read More

2014 Lost Lake Run

August 19, 2014News

Dr. Jared Kern will be competing in the 2014 Lost Lake Run on Saturday, August 23rd to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. The Lost Lake Run course is approximately 15.75 miles along a U.S. Forest Service trail in the Chugach National Forest. The race also includes a peak elevation of 2,100 feet. Dr. Jared Kern is an … Read More

2014 Resurrection Pass 50

August 12, 2014News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists own Dr. Jared Kern completed the 2014 Resurrection Pass 50 race on August 9th. Participants in the 2014 Resurrection Pass 50 race start at the Cooper Landing trail head. Each runner completes a 6 mile out and back (12 miles total) along Devils Pass trail, then continues on the Resurrection … Read More

2014 Crow Pass Crossing

July 28, 2014News

AFAS’s own Dr. Jared Kern finished the 2014 Crow Pass Crossing on July 26th with a time of 5 hours and 20 minutes. The Crow Pass Crossing is approximately 24 miles of rough cross-country and mountain trails along the Crow Pass Trail. The race starts near Girdwood and ends at the Eagle River Nature Center. … Read More

Big Wild Life Runs Sponsor

June 23, 2014News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to support the 2014 Big Wild Life Runs (BWLR). The Big Wild Life Runs are a festival of outdoor run and walk events in Anchorage, Alaska. They include the 49K Ultra, Marathon (A Boston Marathon qualifier), 5K and Kids 2K fun run. For more information and to see … 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