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Top 3 Home Remedies For Toenail Fungus (and why they don't work) Being a podiatrist I can tell you that I have heard them all and then some. Everyone has their preferred method of fighting nail fungus at home, and they swear by it. First, let's look at the three most common home remedies I'm asked about, and then why I don't recommend them for my patients. Tea...
Sports Injuries: Natural Grass Vs. Artificial Turf It's Fall and that means that every year there are several sports activities that either start the season or some end the season. Baseball ends in November with the World Series and Football, Basketball and Ice Hockey get going full swing. When we treat an athlete who plays in single or multiple sports and we commonly...

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Ankle Sprains A lateral ankle sprain is the most common form of ankle sprain. Patients report an inversion of the ankle, meaning the foot twisted underneath the leg.  The patient may complain of pain outside of the ankle with bruising, the technical term for which is ecchymosis. The severity of the sprain can prevent the patient from bear...

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Hot vs. Cold for Injuries As I continue forward in my podiatry career, I continue to have a similar question asked of me often:  Is it better to put heat or cold on an area of injury?  This question pertains to people coming in with a new pain, old pain, surgery pain, the whole gamut. There are some keys points to...
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Pooler Welcomes New Doctor Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is excited to announce the arrival of our newest podiatrist to our Pooler office location, Dr. Wizely Clauther. Dr. Clauther enjoys the field of podiatry and is well versed in offering an array of both conservative and surgical interventions with regards to foot and ankle issues.  He has extensive experience with...

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Muscle Cramps In Swimmers The  Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have just completed.  It was a great celebration. 16 days of multiple sports and exciting events. During the games many athletes developed several injuries, some which were devastating. I have been swimming most of life and over the years I developed some injuries. A common injury is cramps of...
A  Podiatrists Perspective on Pedicures Possibly the most common question we get as podiatrists everyday is "Are pedicures safe?"A podiatrists point of view on pedicures is usually a little negative, mostly because we tend to see everything that goes wrong when pedicures go awry. It is fairly regular for us to see a patient coming in with an ingrown toenail or...

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Summer Water Fun and Your Feet I have recently moved to the Georgia lowcountry area from living on a mountain in southwest Virginia.  While moving, my family and I have sustained some cuts/bumps/bruises on our feet and legs.  I personally have a cut on my right 3rd toe from running into a stray box that was in my kitchen.  Ouch!   We...

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AFAS Welcomes Dr. Thomas Legacki to Hinesville Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is excited to announce the arrival of our newest podiatrist to our Hinesville office location, Dr. Thomas Legacki. Dr. Legacki enjoys the field of podiatry and is well versed in offering an array of both conservative and surgical interventions with regards to foot and ankle issues.  He has extensive experience with...

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Why Is “The Gout” So Funny? We don’t often find ourselves chuckling at infections, heart disease, or other illnesses that can affect us. But gout? This excruciating condition has been at the center of jokes of cartoonists and comedians for centuries. The reason why gout is sometimes depicted as humorous lies in its causes. It is known to be a disease of...
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