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Smoking and Plantar Callus Formation  We are well aware that calluses on the bottom surface of the foot, which are also termed plantar calluses, can become painfully thickened areas of hard skin. This increased pressure on the sole of the foot can sometimes lead to burning pain, especially at the ball of the foot. On a more dangerous scale, these calluses...
Not All Pedicures Were Created Equal! There's a very large difference between a "good" pedicure and a "bad" pedicure. Unfortunately, the bad pedicurists of the world have given the whole profession a poor reputation. For the record, there are some very good, clean, and conscientious pedicurists out there, and if you have one you trust and you don't have other medical issues,...

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Help a Wounded Warrior Dr. Robitaille is out to be an Ironman! Or is that Ironwoman? Dr. Robitaille will be participating in the Augusta Ironman 70.3 on September 29th, but that wasn’t enough for her. With the help of the Scott Rigsby Foundation Dr. Robitaille has set out to raise $1,500 to pay for a Wounded Warrior to enter the...

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Don't SWEAT It! Hyperhidrosis, most commonly known as sweaty feet is a common problem that you shouldn’t be ashamed of! Sweating is a normal mechanism of the body used for thermoregulation, or maintenance of the body temperature. There are 3 types of hyperhidrosis: localized to one part of the body, generalized, or sentimentally induced. There are multiple causes of...

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Frustrated by Shin Splints? Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), are a common condition frequently seen among runners and athletic individuals. It is characterized by a deep aching pain in the back and on the inside of the leg during or after physical activity. Those who have experienced this condition can tell you it can be...
Health Risks and Dangers of a Pedicure! As summer time approaches, every woman likes to wear cute flip-flops and get a nice pedicure. Would you be surprised if I told you that you were putting your health into risk when going to your local nail salon? Well trust me, you are! While you are relaxing and getting pampered, you are also putting yourself...

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Sprint Past The Top 5 Running Injuries Running is a popular activity with many helpful benefits for the body. Although this physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, there are common sports injuries that can occur. They are usually caused by improper foot wear, overuse and lack of stretching. Here is a list of the top 5 running injuries and a few...

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P.A.D. Do you suffer from muscle cramps in your legs and feet that limit your ability to walk or cramps at night that wake you from sleep?  Do your legs feel heavy, tired or achy when walking? If these symptoms sound familiar you may be suffering from a common problem known as peripheral arterial disease, or PAD.  If you are experiencing...

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Post- Surgery Pain One of the most common questions I'm asked when a patient and I start discussing surgery as an option for their foot problem is, "How much will it hurt?"   This is always a tough questions to answer, since every individual has their own pain scale, and handles discomfort differently. The accepted pain scale pictured here...

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Burning! Tingling! Numbness?! Burning! Tingling! Numbness! Warning: treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed.  Remember: YOU are the most important asset you have; treat yourself accordingly.   In the early stages of diabetes, when patients feel fine, they don’t often make huge strides to prevent possible complications of diabetes. Like many of life’s disruptions, neuropathy is a...

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