Monthly Archives: August 2017

Help Texas! Donate your Shoes Today!!

This just in from our friends at Fleet Feet…


As part of a coordinated relief effort, Fleet Feet Sports stores across the country are now accepting donations of new or gently-used running shoes and new socks to send to our stores in Texas. Fleet Feet Sports of Greater Houston and Fleet Feet Sports San Antonio will work to get these shoes and socks to organizations and people in need. Our thoughts remain with the people, communities, and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding taking place in its aftermath. #shoesforhouston

If you live anywhere near one of the countries 170 Fleet Feet stores, run, don’t walk and get your shoe and sock donations to one of their stores today.

Post the above on Facebook, Twitter and your Instagram feeds. The more people who know about this, the more people in dire need can be helped.

With deep gratitude.

Dr. Jenny Sanders



Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions we treat in our sports medicine clinic. Inflammation of the plantar fascia causes pain in the heel or the arch.


A hallmark of plantar fasciitis, is pain when you first step out of bed in the morning. If  your first step in the morning is a pain in your heel or arch, you may want to try a plantar fascial night splint.


Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint – Medium (Colors May Vary)

A plantar fascial night splint is designed to keep your foot at a 90° angle, which gently and continuously stretches the plantar fascia, minimizing contraction, that can cause morning pain.

In our clinic, we recommend patients wear the night splint three hours before going to bed, which is usually effective in eliminating their morning pain. If your pain is not alleviated with wearing the splint before you go to bed, then wear it to bed.

Here’s a video from our FDFAC YouTube channel showing you how to properly use your night splint.

If you think you have plantar fasciitis or some other similar condition, it’s important to seek treatment with your podiatrist, as a delay in treatment may make your condition worse.

Life happens. Don’t wait.

A Cycling Shoe for Wide Feet

Cycling shoes are notoriously narrow, which is why cyclist with wide feet can have such a hard time finding cycling shoes that fit. TC came in today wearing a new pair of fi’zi:k cycling shoes whose fit he wanted me to approve, to which I immediately did. His model, R5B Uomo Boa, was a perfect fit for his wide feet.


Surprisingly, I had never heard of the fi’zi:k brand before, but their description impressed me as much as their shoes did. I found the following information on their website:

Fizik: Born in 1996 as a brand made for high performance fi’zi:k was designed in the USA, and handmade in Italy by the world’s largest saddle manufacturer, Selle Royal. Fi’zi:k is the phonetic spelling of the word physique, referring to the form or state of the human body.

If you have wide feet and are at a loss for a well-designed, well-made cycling shoe, check out fi’zi:k. Several specialty cycling stores carry this brand as does R5B Uomo Boa, Black/Dark Grey Although this model is sized medium, it runs wide.

With an MSRP of approximately $150, this is definitely one shoe you will want to try on if you have wide feet.

Stay tuned for my next cycling post where I’ll be discussing the top 5 most common cycling foot injuries I treat. In the meantime here’s a link to some of my previous cycling posts:

Cycling Shoes And Sesamoid Pain

Spin Class and Forefoot (Sesamoid) Pain

Cycling Shoes and Bunions

Cycling Shoe Brand Review – DZR

Life happens. Don’t wait.