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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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Causes of Athlete’s Foot

By |2019-09-16T19:00:02+00:00August 15th, 2018|Athlete's Foot, Conditions|

Causes of Athlete's Foot Causes of athlete's foot stems from a fungus called dermatophytes? Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot is highly contagious 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 [...]

Practice Balance to Prevent Falls: 3 Simple Exercises

By |2019-03-19T19:42:38+00:00August 1st, 2018|Preventive Healthcare|

Poor balance puts you more at risk of falling. This is especially true for older adults and people who’re recovering from an injury. Here are three simple exercises that promise to improve your balance. One-Leg Stand Whether you’re watching TV at home or relaxing during your lunch break, a one-leg stand [...]

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Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis

By |2018-12-06T16:21:26+00:00July 31st, 2018|Foot Problems|

Early Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy Best Do You Have a Tingling Sensation in Your Feet? It may be an early sign that you are developing peripheral neuropathy. Getting diagnosised early and starting treatment can be beneficial long term. It's estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of the condition known as peripheral [...]

Be a Happy Camper: Foot Care Tips for Travelers

By |2018-08-28T15:10:29+00:00July 16th, 2018|Foot Care and Health|

If you enjoy traveling, make it a priority to look after your feet. Nothing beats being able to walk comfortably. Here are a few foot care tips for keeping your tootsies in good health. Choose the Right Shoes Before you even leave home, be sure to select the appropriate footwear for [...]

What Do Your Toenails Tell About Your Health?

By |2018-09-28T19:45:48+00:00June 30th, 2018|Foot Problems|

  The shape, texture, and shade of your toenails can actually tell you things about your health that you may not otherwise be alerted to. Some symptoms of health issues can be seen when changes in your toenails occur. Heart, liver, lung, and other problems can be revealed when you understand [...]