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  • Get Moving: Exercises to Strengthen Weak, Stiff Ankles
    Following an ankle injury or ankle surgery, you’ll inevitably lose some strength and range of motion from being immobilized for an extended period of time. A weak ankle can hinder Read more
  • Chronic Ankle Instability: How to Strengthen Weak Ankles
    Chronic ankle instability 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 Read more
  • Avoid Injury and Improve Your Game: How to Choose Athletic Shoes
    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, Read more
  • Stretch Your Way to Good Foot Health
    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 Read more
  • Stress Fractures: Don't Put Off Painful Foot Injuries
    Stress fractures are notoriously misdiagnosed and undertreated. In many cases, symptoms may persist for an extended period of time before the diagnosis of a stress fracture is even made. That’s Read more
  • Healthy Feet for Active Kids
    The feet of children grow and change rapidly during their first year, reaching almost half their adult foot size. Most changes in children’s feet are a natural part of development, Read more
  • Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
    Whether you’re training for your very first marathon or preparing for your 10th, it’s important to begin your training program on the right foot. A lack of experience coupled with Read more
  • Ruptured Achilles Tendon: Prevention and Treatment
    The Achilles tendon is the strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This lower leg tendon enables you to walk, jump, stand on your Read more
  • Improve Your Game - Sports and Your Feet
    How to Maximize Your Game with Good Foot Health When it comes to exercise, your feet are one of the most overlooked parts of the body, enduring tremendous strain and stress Read more
  • Varicose Veins
    Varicose veins are very easy to spot, which is why patients usually want them to disappear. They're a cosmetic issue but also a potentially painful podiatric issue that can be Read more
  • Lisfranc Fracture
    Any fracture to the foot or ankle should be taken seriously, but a Lisfranc fracture is particularly concerning for podiatrists. Because the fracture happens at the center of the foot Read more
  • Sesamoid Injuries
    Everything You Need to Know About Sesamoid Injuries   Think you have a sesamoid injury? Sesamoids are bones embedded in tendons. Sesamoid injuries are often associated with activities requiring increased pressure on Read more
  • Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
    Understanding Claw and Mallet Toes Think you may have mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over years and are common in adults. Mallet and claw toes are among Read more
  • Alleviating Painful Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
    With age, it’s not uncommon to experience pain and stiffness in your feet and ankles.  Carefully monitoring your pain is important, however, as this noticeable discomfort could be an early Read more
  • Preventing and Treating Ankle Sprains
    An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries to the ankle, resulting from a fall or a sudden twist that forces the ligaments out of their normal position. Read more
  • Heel Pain Causes and Treatment Options
    Wondering why your heel hurts? Our Grand Rapids, MI, podiatrist, Dr. Charles Solon of Crosswell Podiatry, shares information on several causes of heel pain and explains what can be done Read more