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Understanding Corns and Hammertoes

23 Dec 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

By Dr. Rodney Gerard Gadson “Doctor!” I have these ugly corns on my toes and I can’t get rid of them!” This is a common concern from patients, especially ladies, during the spring and summer. A corn is a buildup of hypertrophic or thick skin…

Podiatrist Spotlight: Dr. Rodney Gadson

23 Dec 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Atlanta podiatrist Dr. Rodney G. Gadson, was born in Cuthbert, Georgia and raised in Tallahassee, Florida.  He did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Winston-Salem State University.  After attending the Ohio College of Podiatric  Medicine, he did his residency at McGuire…

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Swollen Feet & Ankles

12 Dec 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

While there are many problematic diseases that affect people each year, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presents a uniquely difficult set of symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis can be extremely painful and prevent an individual from working. Additionally, rheumatoid arthritis can cause an individual’s feet and ankles to swell….

Why Feet Swell: Pregnancy & Non-Pregnancy

09 Dec 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

During Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy, she had swollen feet that were visibly pinched inside her stiletto shoes. For many women, this is normal because the changing body holds more fluid and circulation to the legs is reduced from pressure on the blood vessels. Swollen feet and…

Healthy Feet, Happy Holidays

30 Oct 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

With shopping, visiting or hosting your family, and colder weather, the holiday season can be a fun, but exhausting time of the year. While we don’t want to add to your holiday stress levels, we do want to make sure that you take care of…

What You Should Know About Malignant Melanoma

17 Oct 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Skin Lesions

By Praya Mam, D.P.M. As a podiatric physician/surgeon, I have encountered various lesions that occur on the feet and legs. The vast majority of these lesions are benign; however, some turn out to be malignant melanomas. Some examples of benign lesions that look like malignant…

Runners and Bunions

30 Sep 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

A runner is no stranger to orthopedic ailments. Plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, and Achilles tendinitis are commonly experienced by runners. Runners typically know what these ailments entail and how to get them treated. But bunions are one of the least known running ailments, often chalked…