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COVID-19 Update - What Our Office Is Doing Dear Valued Patient, Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is here for you. We remain open to serve your needs and provide a safe environment for your visit.  At this unprecedented time in history, we want to stay in touch with you to keep you informed as we all deal with this crisis together. This is the...
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4 Ways to Avoid a Fungal Toenail Infection A fungal toenail infection causes the nail to become discolored, thick, and brittle and as the condition progresses an offensive odor is often released as the fungi feast on your feet. The microscopic organisms that cause fungal toenail infections are very common in the environment and they also thrive in the moist, warm conditions that are...

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When Your Heel is Hurting A normal part of aging is that slowly, over time, our usual routine can take longer to complete. This can include simple tasks like putting on socks or pants and, as you might have guessed, can be frustrating to do if it becomes uncomfortable! When you think about it, even the seemingly simple process of putting...

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All About Orthotics One of the most commonly talked about aspects of the podiatry world is orthotics - no matter what podiatry office you go to, orthotics will be mentioned! However, not all orthotics are created equally. If you’re going to invest your time and money in orthotics, you want to make sure they’re not your run-of-the-mill pair of...
3 Tips to Take Care of Your Toenails When it comes down to it, we often forget about our toenails. Day in and day out, our toenails our subjected to our poor shoe choices and hygiene practices. Toenails can get torn, squished, stubbed, ingrown, infected with bacteria or fungus… the list goes on! Because our toenails don’t often get the recognition they deserve, we’re...

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Diabetes Awareness Month Are you in the know when it comes to diabetes? For Diabetes Awareness Month, our team at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists wants to tread water on the topic for today’s blog post. There’s a lot of speculation and myths about diabetes as a disease which can cause an unfortunate amount of disinformation to spread. Considering that the two types...

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Nailing Hammertoe Issues A common foot ailment called hammertoe affects about 3% of the US population or 7 million people. Hammertoe is a foot deformity that is caused by an imbalance of the ligaments, tendons and muscles in the toes. A person with a hammertoe will notice an abnormal bend in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th toes. Causes of...

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With school back in session, many of our children will be taking part in several sports. With sports comes the possibility of contracting something called athletes foot or tinea pedis. Athletes foot is caused by a fungus which can and usually is contagious. Athletes foot can also be caused by a bacterial infection, intertrigo or a rash of the...
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  It’s a mouthful, but it’s also a very promising therapy for some of the foot and other body part issues. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a nonintrusive way to treat the inflammation of the body’s tendons. Defined as a 4-10-minute procedure, ESWT takes place outside the body, therefore avoiding any complications due to infections or extended...

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One of the more common treatments for certain foot maladies is the use of an orthotic. An orthotic is a custom fitted shoe insert designed by a podiatrist. While a store-bought shoe insert can help with your specific problem, the orthotic is often the best bet. Conditions that orthotics treat include: Plantar Fasciitis – an...

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