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You Won’t Believe What Was Under Her Toenail!

A young, athletic patient presented to my Grapevine, Texas office complaining of a painful, funky looking toenail. She thought she has a little fungus or ingrown toenail starting. Turned out to be much more! The toenail had a firm nodule that was palpable in the corner of the nail bed. As I suspected, an X-ray...

8 Tips For Proper Shoe Fit

I have a closet full of shoes, like most women. I even have a few pairs of “sit down” shoes; i.e. pretty but painful; so, you only wear them to sit down events like weddings. It has been said that the modern woman has an average of 30 pairs of shoes and only 3 or...

TexasMan Triathlon Awesomeness!

What a gorgeous morning at Dallas Athletes’ Texas Man Triathlon Sunday, May 5th. The sun came up over a calm lake and in the water we went. Over 700 athletes participated in one of 3 distances; sprint, olympic or X50. First wet suit swim for me in ages, but I held my own. A little...

Run4Elise 5K Rocked

Saturday May 4, 2109 was the rescheduled Run4Elise 5K and Water Safety Awareness Event benefitting our sponsored charity (full disclosure, I’m on the board). This was initially scheduled for April 6th on a day when the North Texas weather was not cooperating. Thunderstorms and tornado warning necessitated rescheduling the event. What a gorgeous day and...

Only YOU Can Stop You From Achieving Your Dreams

I posted this Tuesday morning on Instagram: Obstacles can’t stop You. Problems can’t stop You. People can’t stop You. Only YOU can stop You. I had a lot of likes and a few comments about the fact that your own self-doubt is what you are fighting.  Here’s a story to think about. This is a...

Yoga for Runners #5

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose In today’s episode Yoga for Runners #5: Half Lord of the Fishes Pose:  Dr Shyla Arya and Dr Marybeth Crane, from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas. demonstrate a great spine twist for runners that opens up the chest, stretches the neck, shoulders and hips as well as...

Tips to Protect Your Feet From the Sun

Since it’s the first day of Spring in North Texas, here are some tips to protect your feet from the sun! Hopefully the sun will shine and Winter is gone! These tips were provided by our colleagues at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, of which I am a 25+ year member. 🙂

Yoga For Runners #4

The Seated Reclined Pigeon Pose In part Four of Yoga for Runners: Dr Shyla Arya and Dr Marybeth Crane from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine and Keller Texas demonstrate the Seated Reclined Pigeon pose. This is a great stretch for runners with tight hips. It really gives you an intense deep...

Yoga For Runners #3

The Seated Forward Fold In today’s episode of Yoga for Runners, Dr Shyla Arya, from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, helps Dr Crane demonstrate the seated forward fold. This is a great pose for runners because it gives an intense stretch of your shoulders, back, hamstrings and calves.

Yoga for Runners #2

Downward Facing Dog In Part Two of Yoga for Runners: Dr Shyla Arya assists Dr Marybeth Crane from FAANT demonstrate the Downward Facing Dog Pose. This is great for runners to stretch your hamstrings and calves; as well as elongate the spine, strengthen and open your chest and strengthen your arms.