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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...
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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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?"...

Posted by on in Charity Events
Hydration and Training   If you've been reading this blog recently, or if you follow me on Twitter, you'll see that I'm training for the Charlotte, NC Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, (see mmy blog entry Breast Cancer and the Podiatrist) a 39.3 mile charity walk in October. It's a full marathon the first day, and a half marathon...
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,...

Posted by on in Healthy tips for your feet
The Shortcut to Great Feet             Let's face it, we all need more time. Life is busy and we take up so many hours in the day that we all look for shortcuts. Whether it be a faster route to work, a shorter line at the grocery store, or a new diet to lose weight fast; Americans love their shortcuts.            ...

Posted by on in Common Foot Disorders
Is it Really a Wart? A good portion of the patients who come to me complaining of warts don't actually have them. A very common type of callus looks very similar to a wart, and often times it takes a podiatrist to tell you which one you have after trimming away some of the overlying tissue.  Warts are caused by a...

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So What is a Podiatrist? Podiatry is a corner of medicine that most people don’t know much about. Even patients who have been seeing a podiatrist for years often don’t know the entire scope of the profession. A podiatrist (or DPM--Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) is a doctor who treats ailments of the foot and ankle. Schooling is similar to traditional medical...

Posted by on in Plantar fasciitis
I Walk Like an Old Lady  “I walk like an old lady/man when I get out of bed in the morning.”         This is probably the most common story that we hear in our office every day.  If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. You are also not beyond help.  You are probably suffering from plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory...

Posted by on in Orthotics
Which Orthotic Is Right For You?         Your feet are your foundation for everything you do in life. After years of walking, exercising, standing, and even doing damage to your feet you need some sort of support to fix the underlying issues your feet are dealing with. Orthotics are a device that slip into your shoes that fix...

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