Welcome to the Runner’s First Aid Kit. I know how difficult and confusing most health care issues can be, especially when you are afraid that you may have to stop running. I want to help you navigate the sea of choices and conflicting information; and feel confident with your health care decisions. All of the physicians at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas (FAANT) are extensively trained and offer your family state-of-the-art technology and training coupled with good old-fashioned common sense and compassion. I  add my experience as a life-long runner and long-course triathlete to my medical tool kit to round out the group. We strive to educate our patients and partner with them in their quest for overall foot health. For more detailed foot health information, request a copy of our book, Got Feet? 


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Table of Contents of If Your Running Feet Could Talk

Part 1: Getting Started

 Chapter 1: Goal Setting

 Chapter 2: Running Shoes = Injury Prevention

 Chapter 3: If the Shoe Fits

 Chapter 4: Lacing Techniques

 Chapter 5: What's in Your Sock Drawer?

 Chapter 6: Will Compression Socks Make Your Faster?

 Chapter 7: What's in Your Trainging Bag?

 Chapter 8: Sports Bras are Important!

Part 2: Basic Tips of the Trade From the Trenches

 Chapter 9: To Stretch or Not to Stretch

 Chapter 10: Hot Weather Running

 Chapter 11: Cold Weather Running

 Chapter 12: Running Injuries are not Inevitable

 Chapter 13: Training Programs 101

 Chapter 14: 19 Tips to Running Fitter and Faster

 Chapter 15: Nutrition

 Chapter 16: Heart Rate Monitors

 Chapter 17: Delayed Muscle Soreness

 Chapter 18: Cramps

Part 3: Injury Guide

 Chapter 19: Acute Inflammation

 Chapter 20: Exercise Induced back pain

 Chapter 21: Piriformis Syndrome: A Big Pain in the Butt

 Chapter 22: SI Joint Dysfunction

 Chapter 23: Side Stitches

 Chapter 24: Ileo-tibial Band Syndrome

 Chapter 25: Knee Pain From Running

 Chapter 26: Patello-femoral Syndrome

 Chapter 27: Shin Splints

 Chapter 28: Posterior Tibial tendonitis/tendonosis

 Chapter 29: Peroneal Tendon Injuries

 Chapter 30: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

 Chapter 31: Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis

 Chapter 32: Achilles Tendon Rupture

 Chapter 33: Ankle Sprains

 Chapter 34: Chronic Ankle Instability

 Chapter 35: Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis (Heel Pain)

 Chapter 36: Dorsal Cuneiform Exostosis/Neuritis

 Chapter 37: Metatarsalgia/Pre-Dislocation Syndrome

 Chapter 38: Morton's Neuroma

 Chapter 39: Stress Fractures

 Chapter 40: Bunion (Hallux Abducto Valgus)

 Chapter 41: Hallux Limitis/Rigidus

 Chapter 42: Hammertoes

 Chapter 43: Porokeratosis

 Chapter 44: Blisters

 Chapter 45: Sweaty Feet (Hyperhydrosis)

 Chapter 46: Athlete's Foot Fungus (Tinea Pedis)

 Chapter 47: Ingrown Toenails (Paranychia)

 Chapter 48: Onychomycosis (Fungal Toenails)

Part 4: Surviving Injury and Recovery

 Chapter 49: When to call a Doctor

 Chapter 50: Surviving Injuries with a Twist

 Chapter 51: Why Should I Rehab my Injury?

Part 5: FAQ

Part 6: Running Humor







Because so many people suffer from foot pain unnecessarily, we wrote a book to answer commonly asked questions. Get your free copy here.


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