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Diabetes Awareness Month Are you in the know when it comes to diabetes? For Diabetes Awareness Month, our team at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists wants to tread water on the topic for today’s blog post. There’s a lot of speculation and myths about diabetes as a disease which can cause an unfortunate amount of disinformation to spread. Considering that the two types...

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Diabetes By The Numbers In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month we've put together some real eye opening numbers. ...
Medical Myth Buster: Hydrogen Peroxide and Wounds    One of moms favorite old remedies for an injury was placing hydrogen peroxide on a wound. When you see the bubble effect it means its working and you know the area is nice and clean. An increasing amount of evidence in the scientific community suggests that this may not be the best choice.    Hydrogen...

Posted by on in Common Foot Disorders
Ulcers   An ulcer is an opening in the skin; it is also known or described as a non-healing wound. There are three main types of ulcers that we see on the foot: 1) ischemic or arterial ulcers, 2) stasis or venous ulcers, and 3) neurotropic or diabetic ulcers. Ischemic ulcers: are wounds caused by an impaired...

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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...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
Soaking vs. Lotion for your FEET!  I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question when I see them for check-ups or nail care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?" One of the answers I get most often is, "I soak them."  Unfortunately, this is the wrong answer! It's a common misconception, and...

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