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3 Solutions to Keep Feet Healthy for Foot Health Awareness Month

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Foot problems can put a stop to outdoor fun and decrease quality of life. Luckily, there are things you can do to heal. Here are three ways your foot specialist can help you get back on your feet!

Try Inserts

Feet are like people. Each one is special and unique. Over-the-counter inserts can provide a measure of comfort for sore feet. For another option, visit a specialist. They can offer customized orthotic shoe inserts. These are specially shaped to the exact form of your foot and offer superior support. Certain podiatrists can even offer gait analysis. The doctor can then detect any postural or gait abnormalities and provide the perfect solution. Customized orthotics can even improve back, knee, and joint pain.

Fungal Toenail Laser Therapy

With the warm weather here, your feet are likely to sweat more. This moisture provides the perfect environment for foot fungus. Some top foot specialists offer laser surgery as a safe and effective way to treat this problem and can be a superior solution to topical or oral medications. Laser therapy has no unpleasant side effects like medications and there’s also no recovery time. Best of all it can be done in as little as 10 minutes!

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy – ESWT

ESWT therapy uses the pressure (sound) waves produced by the ESWT machine to treat such conditions as plantar fasciitis (a major cause of heel pain), Achilles tendonitis, and even heel spurs. It’s non-evasive and lasts only 10 minutes per session.

For more information, contact Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Melissa Robitaille and Dr. Todd Newsom are highly experienced podiatrists who specialize in all three of these procedures. They treat virtually all types of foot and ankle disorders including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and heel pain. Equipped with leading-edge technologies such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and laser surgery for toenail fungus, they provide specialized, compassionate service for patients in the Pooler, Georgia area of Chatham County. For any pain or discomfort you are experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact us today at (912) 988-3323.

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