Are Painful Foot Cramps Cramping Your Style

Our human bodies are both amazing and frightening.  Our body has an incredible ability to heal its own wounds and circulate up to about 2,000 gallons of blood in a day, but it can also act up at times and cause excruciating pain.  This often happens with cramping in our feet – one minute all […]

Age and Your Feet

You may have heard the saying “Aging isn’t for the weak”.  Age can bring about wisdom and life experiences and wonderful memories; however, it can also come with all sorts of surprises when it comes to our health.  Some seriously irritating surprises!  But heel pain doesn’t have to be one of them.  As you age, […]

Experts in Heel Pain: Definition of ‘Expert’

expert:  ex·​pert | \ ˈek-ˌspərt  , ik-ˈspərt  \ n: a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field. adj: skillful or knowledgeable; of, involving, or done by an expert: an expert job. Synonyms: Noun: ace, adept, artist, authority, guru, maestro, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, whiz, wizard Adjective: adroit, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, dexterous, masterful, practiced, skillful, virtuoso, workmanlike Antonyms: Noun: amateur, inexpert, nonexpert Adjective: amateur, amateurish, artless, unprofessional, unskillful […]

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT): Five Reasons to Consider

At Kansas City Foot and Ankle, our doctors utilize ESWT to treat common foot and ankle conditions.  Let’s talk about five reasons to consider Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). First, ESWT is commonly used to treat the following inflammatory conditions: Plantar Fasciitis (heel and arch pain) Achilles tendinitis Other tendinitis Joint pain and inflammation such […]

Avoiding Injury While Summer Biking

Summertime is the perfect time to jump on your two-wheeled pedaler and get moving!  Before you do, take some caution and read on about some common bike riding related foot injuries.  We will also share some tips on avoiding injury while summer biking! Common Biking Injuries and ways to prevent them 1.  Hot Foot Definition: […]