How much Surgery can a Podiatrist Perform?

This question is posed to our doctors fairly frequently.  The answer is that while some podiatrists choose to limit their practices, all podiatrists are qualified to treat all disorders of the foot and ankle.  If surgery is determined to be the best treatment option, the patient typically assumes that we will refer them to an […]

Sever’s Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis) in Children

Is Your Child Frequently Mentioning Heel Pain? Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) Calcaneal Apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate (physis).  This condition typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old.  Calcaneal Apophysitis occurs more commonly in boys than girls.  Heel bones, the calcaneus, will not be fully developed […]

High Heel Hell!

Sky High Heels! The most comfortable shoes in your closet are most likely NOT those sky-high heels that you HAD to have!  You were sucked in by the ‘Carrie Bradshaw look’.  You tried them on, and you instantly felt taller, with longer legs, you were sexier and more confident!  Do you love strappy, snake-skin, bling, […]

Could This Be Gout?

When we think of gout, we think of an older person, like our grandparents.  Most people think it could never happen to them!  Actually, gout is most common in younger men, age 40-50, it can also be seen in post-menopausal women.  In fact, in the United States, gout is the most common form of inflammatory […]

Kansas City Foot and Ankle Northland Location Now Open

For Immediate Release: Kansas City Foot and Ankle and the Heel Pain Center of Kansas City announce the opening of their Northland location.   Kansas City, MO (October 2nd, 2017) The physicians and staff of Kansas City Foot and Ankle and the Heel Pain Center of Kansas City are pleased to announce their expansion with […]