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Stretch and Condition for Better Leg Health

By |2019-05-11T18:11:39+00:00April 29th, 2019|Muscle Problems|

Your legs are important. It’s safe to say they’ve most likely gotten you to where you are today. (Yes, that was an attempt at a leg joke.) Movement is inevitable; and in a society that stresses the importance of exercise, stretching and conditioning are vital in ensuring your legs stay [...]

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Guidelines for Diabetic Foot Treatment

By |2019-05-11T18:08:31+00:00April 10th, 2019|Diabetic Foot|

The Importance of Diabetic Foot Treatment Diabetic foot treatment on a regular basis is very important. Among the many body parts requiring attention for proper diabetes management are the feet. The feet need regular assessment and care because diabetics are prone to having foot problems. By monitoring the functional status of [...]

Plantar Fasciitis – A Common Condition Among Runners

By |2019-03-12T20:49:07+00:00March 1st, 2019|Foot Pain, Foot Problems|

Athletes, including runners, are prone to plantar fasciitis as a result of extensive running and exercise. When the long, flat ligament on the bottom of the foot (call the Plantar Fascia) stretches irregularly, it develops small tears that cause inflammation in the ligament. But instead of feeling pain most in [...]

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Diagnosing and Treating an Ingrown Toenail

By |2019-02-06T23:07:50+00:00February 1st, 2019|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 wearing close toe shoes or [...]

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Can Cold Weather Affect Your Feet?

By |2019-01-30T17:53:25+00:00January 15th, 2019|Foot Problems|

Everyone knows that it is important to dress warmly with a few layers when temperatures start to drop. However, it is not only your hands, face and core that needs protection from cold weather conditions like frigid winds, colder air and snow when you go outside – your feet also need [...]

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Toenail Fungus Sucks: American Foot to the Rescue

By |2019-01-04T18:22:39+00:00January 1st, 2019|Toenail Fungus|

Better next summer If you are tired of looking at and trying to hide brittle, yellow toenails, call one of the convenient American Foot locations and make an appointment to discuss the fungal jungle on your toes. There are some great new treatments available, and your tootsies could be stunning [...]

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What You Should Know About Malignant Melanoma

By |2018-12-14T20:57:15+00:00December 1st, 2018|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 melanomas [...]

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

By |2018-11-07T19:53:29+00:00November 1st, 2018|Conditions|

The month of November has been designated the National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the healthcare professionals at American Foot and Leg Specialists typically educate their patients on the many ways that diabetes can affect health other than just raising the "sugar" levels in the bloodstream. Diabetes is a systemic disease [...]