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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 [...]

How To Fix Ingrown Toenails

By |2019-01-04T18:17:58+00:00October 1st, 2018|Foot Problems|

An ingrown toenail occurs when the edged curve of one of your toenails grows into the skin instead of over it. Although any of your toenails can become ingrown, the big toe is the most common nail to which this happens. An ingrown toenail can cause pain, tenderness and redness around your toenail, [...]

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Achilles Tendonitis: A Pain for Athletes

By |2018-09-28T20:53:17+00:00September 15th, 2018|Conditions|

The board-certified doctors at American Foot & Leg Specialists with 4 convenient locations in the south Atlanta area are experienced at diagnosing foot pain. Their approach is to talk with the patient about his or her condition, conduct tests, and make recommendations for treatment. Two conditions commonly confused are Achilles Tendonitis [...]

Avoid Common Foot Problems with Properly-Fitted Shoes

By |2019-01-30T17:25:43+00:00September 1st, 2018|Foot Problems|

One of the most neglected parts of the body is the feet. Every day, your feet go through considerable stress to help carry your weight in motion. Because of the heavy load, the feet are at high risk of injury. In fact, the feet are at greater risk of injury more [...]

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Get a Handle on Athlete’s Foot

By |2018-10-01T19:45:50+00:00August 15th, 2018|Foot Problems|

Athlete's Foot Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot is a highly contagious fungal infection oftentimes found on the feet. The fungus can also spread to the hands and toenails. Although it is not a serious condition, athlete’s foot can be very difficult to get rid of, sometimes lasting for years. However, if [...]