Melissa Robitaille

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3 Common Causes of Foot Odor Your feet contain about 250,000 sweat glands each, which is way more than any other part of your body, so it’s no wonder that moisture-related foot odor is a major cause of trips to your foot doctor’s office. Bacteria and fungi love the moist environment inside your shoes so taking steps to keep your feet clean...

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Why Do My Arches Hurt? The bottom of your foot consists of three separate arch segments, two that run along the length of the foot and one that transverses the width. In addition to these components, the arch is made up of many other connective tissues and muscles so there is a wide variety of potential causes of arch pain. Your...
What is the Best Indoor Footwear During Quarantine? Choosing the right footwear while cooped up at home during quarantine is essential for the health of your feet and ankles. While it may be tempting to walk around barefoot, doing so for extended periods can cause your arches to weaken and even collapse. Weak and fallen arches will not only contribute to bunion and hammertoe...

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We're here for You! Even in these times of social isolation, you may still need to see your podiatrist. We want to assure you that we have implemented protocols to limit the number of people you encounter when you visit our office. Here are our new guidelines for the age of coronavirus: 1.  If you are experiencing (or have experienced...

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3 Fun Indoor Exercises for Kids During this time of social distancing, it’s important to get some exercise at home in a fun way to get the kids (and the whole family) moving together. Turning exercise into creative games is an excellent way to do this. Burn calories with these 3 fun indoor exercise games! Balloon games—Kids love playing with balloons and...
Tele-Health and E-Visit Services Dear Friend, At Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists, we want you to know you are in our thoughts every day.  We are still open to see emergencies and patients whose treatments are considered essential to their daily life. We have new ways to be reached and yes, it was long overdue. Our new phone system will get...
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...

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