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Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy             Peripheral neuropathy is a serious condition resulting from nerve damage. I can’t say for myself, but some of my relatives have complained from symptoms of this condition. A lot of people with diabetes have probably experienced this numbing and weakening of the arms and legs. The pain of peripheral neuropathy is generally described as a...

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What is a Jones Fracture? The Jones fracture is a foot fracture at the base of the 5th metatarsal.  This is the bone that is in the middle on the outside of the foot and connects to the pinky toe. What is the history behind its name? We call it a Jones fracture, because it is Sir Dr. Robert Jones who...

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A Common Cause of Burning Feet Many people are all too familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome, a common condition involving nerve entrapment at the wrist which leads to burning and pain in the hand and fingers.  A very similar, but less recognized condition commonly can lead to pain in the foot and ankle. This is known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. The tarsal...

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Hot Packs VS. Cold Packs Applying heat and ice to our aches & pains is one of the simplest ways to help control discomfort. But, which one should you use!? This question is frequently asked of healthcare practitioners. Luckily, for the most part, the answer is simple and straight forward. HEAT---think about that long-standing body ache, tension point, or stress induced...

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Sweaty Feet? Deal With It!   I’m sure we’ve all had those summer days when we just feel so stuffy we end up sweating like crazy. It’s terrible isn’t it? Especially when you took time to dress up, fixed your hair, only to have your make up melt in your face the moment you step out. But that’s not the worst...
We now offer Physical Therapy!  What does this mean for you? With a goal of getting people back to their optimal health, a Physical Therapists combines research with clinical technique.  A Physical Therapist has the skills and knowledge to examine, diagnose, prevent, and treat the conditions that are hindering your body from moving and functioning properly.  A practicing physical therapist has passed a national board exam, holds...

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Take the Pressure Off of Your Hammertoes A number of conditions can affect the feet. Ask anyone, and they can probably name one or two foot problems they are itching to just say out loud. One of these problems is hammertoe.     Hammertoe is a condition where joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toe gets bent due to constant pressure. This...

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Medical Mythbusting 102: Wound Air Time to debunk a Medical Myth! Your wound does not need air. Shocking! You'd think it should get some oxygen, not be covered up under a bandage all the time, and will heal faster if it dries out, right? You'd be wrong. When you have a wound--whether it's an ingrown toenail, diabetic ulcer, or surgical incision--we...

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Medical Mythbusting 101: The Broken Toe We have all probably encountered the scenario where a friend or family member stubs a toe and falls to the ground crying in pain. As that poor soul is writhing in pain, someone in the room passes on that old piece of wisdom, "Well, you can't do anything for a broken toe anyways."  This common...

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Extra, Extra…Read all about it!!!     Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is excited to announce yet another addition to their menu of services. At Atlantic Foot & Ankle, we are constantly striving to improve your patient experience. We are pleased to welcome Michael Parsons, PT (Physical Therapist) to our practice.   You may ask…"Why add Physical Therapy to a Podiatry practice?"...

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