Causes of Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease Causes of peripheral artery disease can come from several different factors but, the single biggest controllable cause, based on current research is smoking. Other factors that raise the risk significantly are high blood sugar from diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. The single best way to beat [...]

By |2020-01-15T18:58:56+00:00December 15th, 2019|Foot Care and Health|0 Comments

Summer is the Season for Ankle Injuries

Ankle Sprains are Top Among Summer Ankle Injuries Here at American Foot & Leg Specialists, ankle sprains are a sure sign that warmer weather has arrived! Now that summer is in full bloom, more of us are getting outside and making the most of everything that Atlanta and surrounding communities [...]

By |2019-07-09T14:26:09+00:00July 8th, 2019|Sports Injuries, Sprained Ankle|0 Comments

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 |2019-08-19T21:31:10+00:00April 10th, 2019|Diabetic Foot|0 Comments

Runners are Prone to Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is Common Among Runners Runners are prone to Plantar Fasciitis.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 the area when using it [...]

By |2019-09-10T16:12:05+00:00March 1st, 2019|Foot Pain, Plantar Fasciitis|Comments Off on Runners are Prone to Plantar Fasciitis

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: American Foot to the Rescue

Toenail Fungus Toenail fungus treatment is available and effective at American Foot and Leg Specialists. 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 [...]

By |2019-09-09T21:59:56+00:00January 1st, 2019|Toenail Fungus|Comments Off on Toenail Fungus: American Foot to the Rescue