Shoal Creek Foot & Ankle Center remains open and patients should feel confident visiting our clinic. We have implemented new protocols to reduce health risks for everyone.
Author: Monica B.
Avoid Foot Pain During Pregnancy
Many pregnant women believe sore feet are just a side effect of pregnancy, but this is not the case. If you are pregnant, follow these simple tips to help alleviate foot pain and keep your feet more comfortable.
Fact Sheet: Haglund’s Deformity
Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against shoes.
Regular Foot Exams Help Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy
Caring for your diabetic feet is essential to healthy living. Make routine foot care appointments with with your foot and ankle surgeon to help ward off ulcerations and more serious issues.
Prevent Foot & Ankle Running Injuies
For runners, the feet and ankles are vulnerable to injury. Be on the alert for signs of foot problems that can slow you down if not treated promptly.
Common Runners Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot
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 the repetitive impact placed on the feet during a long run can produce enough stress to cause hairline breaks in the bones of the foot.
5 Tips for Avoiding Falls on the Ice This Winter
Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds, and snowy, icy conditions. According to Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS, falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. She offers these tips to keep you safe this winter season.
Diabetes by the Numbers: Missouri
Not only does diabetes cause detriment to the well-being of Missouri’s citizens, but it also puts a tremendous financial burden on the state.
Fact Sheet: Diabetes Foot Care Guidelines
To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot, or leg, follow these guidelines.
Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling
Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a ground-up approach to fall prevention, seniors should start by examining the health of their feet.
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