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 […]

High Heel Hell!

Sky High Heels! There are some serious risks of wearing high heels frequently.  That said, probably the most comfortable shoes in your closet are 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 […]

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: […]

Do-It-Yourself Foot Massage

When you massage the thousands of nerve endings in your feet, you can feel relaxation throughout your whole body!  Regular foot massage can help keep your feet healthy and flexible.  These do-it-yourself foot massage tips will help you get started! Follow these easy steps to give your feet a rejuvenating treat: 1. Deep Massage Grip […]

Be smart to prevent injuries while increasing your activities this summer

The change in seasons and warmer weather rolling into the Kansas City area acts as a great motivator to get outside and start becoming more active. The problem with this new motivation is that going from a more sedentary level of activity, during the winter months, to a more active lifestyle during the warmer summer […]