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Treating a Twisted Ankle at Home

02 Jul 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A twisted or sprained ankle is caused by ligaments being stretched or torn. A twisted ankle is a common sports injury, but this injury may also occur as a result of tripping, falling, or stepping on an uneven surface. In most cases, the ankle rolls…

Foot Stress Fractures: Symptoms and Treatments

01 Jul 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A stress fracture in the foot is an incomplete fracture of the bone and most commonly occurs in the metatarsal bones. The metatarsal bones are the five long bones in the foot that form the bridge. A stress fracture occurs because of unusual or repeated…

Treating Plantar Warts

18 Jun 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Skin Lesions

By Loren Colon DPM, FACFAS Verruca Plantaris commonly referred to as plantar warts, are growths that develop on the bottom of the feet due to a contagious virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can be flesh colored or dark as well as rough or smooth…

Diabetic Foot Care Tips

31 May 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

Two important health problems associated with diabetes– nerve damage and poor circulation– result in a higher likelihood of foot discomfort, injuries, infections, and even amputations for diabetic individuals. If you have diabetes, it’s important to pay special attention to your feet and take good care…

Foot Pain from Shoes or Being Active?

22 May 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

Open, Sesamoid! By Loren Colon DPM, FACFAS Sesamoiditis is a painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus located in the forefoot. This condition often affects people who are physically active. It can present with edema of the entire plantar aspect of the foot. The sesamoids function…

Prevent Toenail Fungus

06 May 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Spring and Summer means sandals and bare feet. The last thing you want is nasty nails that you’re afraid for anyone to see. Here are some important ways to prevent fungus from infecting your toe nails. Wear the right socks and give your feet a…

Diagnosing and Treating an Ingrown Toenail

29 Apr 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

By Loren Colon DPM, FACFAS An ingrown toenail is a common condition especially in children and young adults, where the nail begins to grow into the side of the nail fold and cuts into the skin next to the nail. This can become painful when…

Diabetes and Its Complications: The Diabetic You Mobile Tour

22 Apr 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Shire Regenerative Medicine and HealTogether Partner with Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks to Raise Awareness of Diabetes and its Complications Atlanta, GA, April, 2013 – Shire PLC (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the company’s Regenerative Medicine business, its community education program HealTogether, and celebrity chef Charles Mattocks…