A Foot & Ankle Center Blog

Get Moving: Exercises to Strengthen Weak, Stiff Ankles

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by footfirstadmin

Following an ankle injury, such as a sprain or in more serious cases, ankle surgery, you will inevitably lose some strength and range of motion after being immobilized for an extended period of time.  A weak ankle can hinder normal mobility and eventually lead to another injury. Your ankle or leg may feel stiff, especially […]

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Chronic Ankle Instability: How to Strengthen Weak Ankles

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by footfirstadmin

Chronic ankle instability (unstable ankle) is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer side of the ankle.  It most often develops following an ankle sprain. When the stretched or torn ligaments do no heal properly or completely, ankle instability is often the result. If you have chronic ankle instability, you may […]

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Avoid Injury and Improve Your Game: How to Choose Athletic Shoes

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by footfirstadmin

No matter what sport you play, the type of shoe you wear while playing your favorite game is one of your most important pieces of equipment.  Choosing the most appropriate, supportive athletic shoes for your specific sport and foot structure can make a huge difference in keeping your feet healthy and comfortable while improving your […]

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Stretch Your Way to Good Foot Health

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by footfirstadmin

The feet bear a lot of stress from day to day.  That’s why podiatrists recommend stretching as a great way to revitalize and strengthen the feet.  Simple stretches can be performed at home as a part of your morning routine or even at work while you’re sitting at your desk. Improving your flexibility through stretching […]

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President Obama Struggles with Effects of Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by footfirstadmin

 As leader of the United States of America, President Barack Obama needs to be on his feet with all the meetings and conferences he must attend daily. As a result, it may come to no surprise that our president has been contending with pain in his right foot. Dr. Ronny L. Jackson states that Obama’s […]

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