Stretch and Condition for Better Leg Health

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 [...]

By |2019-05-11T18:11:39+00:00April 29th, 2019|Muscle Problems|Comments Off on Stretch and Condition for Better Leg Health

Guidelines for Diabetic Foot Treatment

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 [...]

By |2019-05-11T18:08:31+00:00April 10th, 2019|Diabetic Foot|0 Comments

Plantar Fasciitis – A Common Condition Among Runners

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 [...]

By |2019-03-12T20:49:07+00:00March 1st, 2019|Foot Pain, Foot Problems|Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis – A Common Condition Among Runners

Diagnosing and Treating an Ingrown Toenail

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 [...]

By |2019-02-06T23:07:50+00:00February 1st, 2019|Foot Pain|Comments Off on Diagnosing and Treating an Ingrown Toenail

Can Cold Weather Affect Your Feet?

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 [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:53:25+00:00January 15th, 2019|Foot Problems|Comments Off on Can Cold Weather Affect Your Feet?

Toenail Fungus Sucks: American Foot to the Rescue

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 [...]

By |2019-01-04T18:22:39+00:00January 1st, 2019|Toenail Fungus|Comments Off on Toenail Fungus Sucks: American Foot to the Rescue

What You Should Know About Malignant Melanoma

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 [...]

By |2018-12-14T20:57:15+00:00December 1st, 2018|Skin Lesions|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Malignant Melanoma

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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 [...]

By |2018-11-07T19:53:29+00:00November 1st, 2018|Conditions|0 Comments

How To Fix Ingrown Toenails

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, [...]

By |2019-01-04T18:17:58+00:00October 1st, 2018|Foot Problems|Comments Off on How To Fix Ingrown Toenails