Kansas City New Year’s Resolutions Start with Healthy Feet

It’s almost New Year’s Eve in Kansas City…time to make some resolutions for 2014. We all know the two most popular http://www.dreamstime.com/-image13880498resolutions: get in shape and lose weight. Are you one of the millions of Americans that will make these two resolutions? If you are, you need to stop and take a second to think about your feet.

Healthy feet are vital to successfully completing your 2014 resolutions. Without healthy feet, getting fit almost becomes impossible. Think about it…how can you participate in sports or cardio exercises if your feet hurt?

So what can you do to get off on the RIGHT foot in 2014?

It’s easy. The first thing you can do is make an appointment with Kansas City Foot and Ankle. Our podiatrists treat everything from heel pain to severe sports injuries.

Do you have heel pain? Do your feet hurt when you first step out of bed in the morning?

You may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the plantar fasciia ligament. The good news is there is so much that can be done to treat plantar fasciitis before you start your New Year’s exercise routine. Kansas City Foot and Ankle’s podiatrists custom-mold our orthotics. Custom-molded orthotics are key to keeping your foot in a healthy, stable position as you exercise.

Do you have an old, nagging sports injury? Now is the time to have that injury examined by an expert. Kansas City Foot and Ankle has diagnostic imaging in our office so you can be get a diagnosis and start treatment the SAME DAY! If you are suffering from a stress fracture, the best thing you can do is see a podiatrist who can help you be sure it heals properly. Warning…if you exercise with a stress fracture you can end up causing a more serious break.

If you suffer from athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, you need to have that treated before you go barefoot in a gym locker room. Athlete’s foot and toenail fungus can spread easily and locker rooms are the perfect place to have your infection flare up or worse…infect other people! Kansas City Foot and Ankle offers the fastest and most effective treatment for toenail fungus – the Q-Clear Laser. The Q-Clear laser is a better and more powerful alternative to oral or topical medication. The Q-Clear laser has an 80% success rate of killing the stubborn fungus. If you suffer from Athlete’s foot, there is strong medication that can help kill stubborn athlete’s foot.

If you do start exercising, remember that Kansas City Foot and Ankle sells BioFreeze, the topical analgesia pain reliever. BioFreeze is sold without a prescription and you don’t need an appointment to stop by and pick up a bottle. BioFreeze is great to rub on sore muscles and feet.

Get off to a great start in 2014 with a trip to your podiatrist!  Call Dr. Mark Green or Dr. Stephanie Jameson for an appointment to help start out the year with healthy feet.  Healthy feet means you are more likely to successfully accomplish your 2014 resolutions.

Happy New Year!
Kansas City Foot and Ankle