Dr Marybeth Crane is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon specializing in sports medicine. She is an avid marathon runner and the mother of three girls, Alex, Caitlin, and Sasha. She has authored many articles on shoe gear, running injuries, and children's foot and ankle issues. She is the managing partner of Foot & Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine, Texas.
Cold feet can be a symptom of much more serious diseases. Bottom line: If you are not impending marriage or haven't just finished a day of skiing, your cold feet are probably trying to tell you someth...
Ball of the foot pain is often misdiagnosed. An injury of the plantar plate is common and can require surgery if not addressed quickly. This article will help you understand this injury and encourages...
Heel pain is one of the most common running injuries. Here are some tips to diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis; and curb your heel pain on the run.
Corns on your toes can make wearing shoes unbearable. Here are some tips for diagnosing, treating and surviving painful toes!
Cold weather running can make you stronger, but can be dangerous. Here are some common sense tips to braving the cold this winter.
Ball of foot pain a.k.a. metatarsalgia is a common problem with many different causes. Here are some simple cures for this common complaint that has people singing the blues!
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common companion to distance runners. There are many theories for treatment and untimately prevention of this common post-race ailment. Let's discuss.
Peripheral arterial disease is much more prevalent in diabetics and is usually undiagnosed until the patient has severe complications. This articles discusses the risks, diagnosis, and treatments for ...
Diabetic amputation rates from foot infections are trending upwards in the United States. Here are some simple tips to help save these soles!
On Thanksgiving, stuffing yourself with turkey and pie while watching football is a patriotic tradition! Here are some tips to surviving the holiday without gaining that requisite 5 pounds.
Going barefoot through security at the airport is not only disgusting but can be dangerous for your health. Find out why in this amusing, but deadly serious article.
Ankle instability is a common long-term condition that stems from an initial ankle sprain. This can be corrected even years after the initial injury. If you have wobbly ankles, seek help today!
Goals are a powerful thing. Running goals can take on a life of their own and guide our training. Here are some tips to help with goal setting for your running success.
Many runners are totally against wearing custom foot orthotics and others swear by them. This article answers the many complex questions about orhtotics (inclding what is and what is not an orhotic) a...
There are general rules for injury prevention that must be followed to avoid loss of training due to injury. Consistency and gradual incremental increases in overall athletic stressors are the key to ...