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

Be Smart About Back to School Shoe Fitting

October 8, 2013Tips

With kids back in school after a summer of bare feet and sandals, parents are shopping for shoes for feet that seem to have grown longer in just a few months. To help busy parents with shoe choices, Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists recommends some simple guidelines to prevent or minimize possible foot problems from … Read More

Dr. Kern Completes 2013 Kesugi Ridge Traverse

September 10, 2013News

The race was a 28-30 mile trek through some of the best Alaska has to offer. The day was gray and overcast, but the cloud ceiling was higher than the ridge. Beautiful vistas of the Chulitna and Susitna river valleys, and the Tokosha and Talkeetna mountains were present to the east and the west, but … Read More

AFAS Now Using 3D CT Imaging

August 20, 2013News

AFAS is pleased to provide the latest imaging technology in our Anchorage office: • Your anatomy in TRUE weight bearing position • Predictable surgical outcomes • Low radiation exposure • Quick & easy 3D imaging • In-office convenience AFAS is one of 10 offices throughout the U.S. that utilizes this technology in office. 3D digital … Read More

Common Runners’ Injury

June 28, 2013Tips

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with little or improper long-distance training. The lack of experience coupled with … Read More

Taking a Vacation? Make it Easy on Your Feet

May 21, 2013Tips

Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve plenty of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet. Walking is great exercise and one of the most reliable forms of transportation. But if your feet aren’t in the best shape or you don’t have the right shoes, too … Read More

Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

January 11, 2013Tips

Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions— In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists offers tips for foot safety while at the gym. Start new workouts gradually— Increase your stamina and the … Read More

5 Tips for Healthy Holiday Feet

December 19, 2012Tips

Don’t let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialist offers five tips to healthy holiday feet: 1. If the shoe fits, wear it—When hitting the dance floor or the shopping malls during the holiday season, don’t compromise comfort and safety when picking the right shoes to wear. Narrow shoes, overly-high-heeled ones … Read More