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

Mush On to Nome

February 28, 2014News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to support Iditarod 42, also known as the “The Last Great Race on Earth®”. Mushers and their dog teams will travel over one thousand miles to Nome, Alaska. Each facing jagged mountain ranges, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast. Temperatures can reach far below zero … Read More

2014 Iron Dog

February 15, 2014News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to sponsor Team 49 in the 2014 Iron Dog. The Iron Dog is the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants cover some of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. All teams … 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

Dr. Jansma Enters Ice Carving Competition

December 31, 2013News

Dr. Jansma and her husband, Eric will be participating again in an ice carving competition. The Crystal Gallery of Ice is an annual event organized by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and hosted in the Town Square Winter Center, in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Come check out Dr. Jansma’s ice sculpture and watch their … Read More

Shred On: Don’t Delay Treatment for Ankle Injuries

December 10, 2013Tips

If you hurt your ankle this winter, don’t put off waiting to see a doctor. That’s the warning from Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists (AFAS), podiatric surgeons located in Anchorage, Alaska. Never assume the ability to walk means your ankle isn’t broken or badly sprained. It’s best to have an injured ankle evaluated by a … Read More

Stride On: Fit feet finish faster

November 21, 2013Tips

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners. 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 … Read More

Heel Pain in Youth Athletes

November 6, 2013Tips

Indoors and outdoors, youth athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports, and for many of them heel pain has become “just another part of the game.” AFAS physicians, advise that when a child complains of heel pain, it should be diagnosed promptly because it may be a warning sign of a serious foot problem. Heel … Read More