Why Is Diabetic Foot Care Important? According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Nervous system damage (also called neuropathy) affects about 60 to 70 percent of people .
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What is Clubfoot? Clubfoot is one of the most common non-life threatening major birth defects. It affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward. It may look like the top of the foot is on .
What is a Hammertoe? A Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. .
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, including, but not limited to sprains and fractures, bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, .
What are Foot Corns & Calluses? A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that can occur across the ball of the foot, on the heel, or on the outer side of the big toe. While many consider .
What is a Bunion? Bunions are one of the most common foot disorders treated by Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center. In fact, bunions are one of the most common disorders treated by most podiatrists across the country. More .
What is an Ingrown Toenail? Ingrown toenails often are the result of trimming your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes. While they are very common, ingrown toenails can also be very painful. When trimming .
Podiatrists & Sports-Related Injuries Whether you are a professional athlete or play sports just for fun, the demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries, including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin .
Heel Pain Treatment in Decatur, GA What causes Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis? Heel pain is one of the leading causes that patients visit Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center to have treated. Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is .
When you have gout, learning how to manage the pain associated with it is key. An attack caused by the condition causes the affected joint to become warm, red, and swollen. Luckily, the attack won’t last forever and there .