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3 Skin Cancers That Can Affect Your Feet Skin cancer is often associated with excessive exposure to ultraviolet light so many people believe they are unlikely to develop skin cancer on their feet. This is not the case. In fact, some of the most dangerous tumors start growing on the feet unnoticed. One type of cancer can grow hidden under your toenails mimicking toenail...

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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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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...

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First Aid for Fire Ant Bites Summer in the south has arrived. Unfortunately, with the increase in the temperatures comes an increase in the activity of all sorts of critters. Fire ants are just about everywhere these days, and they can ruin your summer fun. A few simple tips can limit the pain and problems associated with fire ant bites. As anyone...
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Do You Suffer From Hyperhidrosis? Did you know that there are over 250,000 sweat glands in your feet? Each foot normally produces half a pint of moisture per day. Three percent of the population suffers from excessive perspiration, which is called hyperhidrosis. Disproportionate sweating can be a very embarrassing problem for some people, but the good news is there are many...

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How to Prevent Blisters Blisters are due to repeated friction, heat, or excessive moisture that can create a superficial sore just beneath the skin. When the foot rubs against your socks or shoes, the friction created can cause excessive fluid build-up within the upper layers of skin.  It is important to keep your feet well hydrated but not overly hydrated. ...
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What Does Pigeon Toed Mean? If your child is frequently tripping and his toes are pointing inward, he might have a foot type referred to as metatarsus adductus.  This type of foot anomaly commonly gives rise to a pigeon-toed appearance. By definition, the bones of the forefoot turn inward with this foot type. Metatarsus adductus is one of the most common...
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Pamper Feet In The New Year “Baby its COLD outside!”  Yes, it is! I have been noticing that my skin has been much drier and dehydrated since the noticeable change in weather here in Southeast Georgia. So, in the wake of these frigid conditions, I decided to share my tried and true method of hydrating my feet.  I even use this method...
Your Podiatrist NEEDS You to Quit Smoking!!! Although smoking's ill effects on the lungs and heart are well known, it can be equally harmful to the foot. The tissues of our body require oxygen to function, remain healthy, and heal from injury. Chemicals found in cigarette smoke causes changes to the way blood carries oxygen. Hemoglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen throughout the...

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Life From The Feet Up: Episode 1 feat. Demon Thompson, CPED Life From The Feet Up is a new podcast brought to you by Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists. The first episode features Demon Thompson, Certified Pedorthist at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists. He discusses the importance of foot health, and it's connection to overall body health. Click below to listen.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO...

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