Flying Feet Equals Swollen Feet Yeah, we know it sounds funny, but flying can actually take its toll on one’s feet. It is true that the high atmospheric pressures of air travel can cause swelling in the lower extremities, which often result in tired achy feet, cramping of the foot muscles, soreness, and general discomfort. […]
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Shoe Done It? Are most feet problems from shoes? It is a myth that shoes cause most of the problems that our feet develop such as bunions, hammertoes, or corns. If it were true, everybody who wore shoes should have the same problems and everyone who went around barefooted would never develop any at all! […]
A Growing Population: Foot Care for the Elderly The year 2000 marked an important demographic in American society. For the first time in history our elderly population outnumbered our children. This is an attribute to advances in our society and health care. However, with advancing individual age, in what is referred to as the golden […]
What is Athlete’s Feet? With fitness and exercise becoming more popular every year, conditions such as Athlete’s Foot are becoming more common. Athlete’s Feet is a skin condition caused by fungus attacking and infecting the soles of the feet or in between the toes. The South’s hot and humid weather only adds to the growth […]
Unfortunately, accidents or injuries to your feet do happen, but when they do, prompt and appropriate treatment becomes important in the healing process. Here are some general tips one should consider to keep the problem at bay before being seen by a trained health care professional, such as a Podiatrist in Smyrna, GA. How to […]
Dry, fissuring skin on your feet is not a laughing matter. Not only can it be unsightly, it can also be painful and dangerous. Most people refer to dry, fissuring skin as dry and cracked feet. The Formation of Cracked, Sore Feet The skin on our feet responds to many different types of stimuli in […]
An athlete is no stranger to injury, and one of the most common injuries athletes suffer from is Achilles Tendonitis. An injury like this starts gradually over time, starting as minor aches and grows into debilitating pain if not treated early. It is due to overuse of the Achilles tendon, the band of muscles that […]
A lot of foot problems can be traced back to a biomechanical or structure problem with the bones of the foot. A foot with a very high arch or a flattened arch may be predisposed to developing more problems than someone with a “normal” foot type.
A burning sensation, particularly in the ball of the foot, can quite often be associated with a neuroma. A neuroma is frequently referred to as a nerve tumor when in fact it is not truly a tumor by definition. Nerves are much like a telephone line and carry signals back and forth between the brain […]
In this day and time of evolving medicine outpatient surgery has not only become a new entity but also it has become a common place. It has even become common that most physicians now have certified surgery centers (ASC) within their own office.