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We at Foot & Ankle Reconstrution of North Georgia believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunion Surgery Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Pain Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Ankle Pain Ankle pain is caused by various factors...

Foot Doctor
Home > Services > Foot Doctor Foot Doctor A foot doctor, also called a podiatrist or doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunion surgery, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

What Is Causing My Foot Pain?
...  Calluses Calluses are toughened areas of skin which have become relatively hard and thick in response to repeated pressure, friction or other irritation...

When Is Bunion Surgery Necessary?
...Unfortunately, if bunions are not treated they can cause other problems, such as: Hallus Abducto Valgus (the big toe moves towards the second toe) Hammertoes The skin over the big toe becomes thicker and more tender Bursitis Arthritis Corns and Calluses Causes of Bunions Bunions manifest in 33 percent of Western countries, which makes them not uncommon, but here are a few reasons as to why they do occur: flat feet, foot injuries, neuromuscular problems and faulty foot structure Pain Relief Your Woodstock podiatrist can help relieve your bunion pain using several techniques and methods: Your podiatrist may suggest wearing some protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems...

Are You Dealing With Bunion Pain?
...Common treatments he may suggest include: Custom orthotics or fitted footwear Night splints to help realign the toe joint Removing corns and calluses to reduce friction Cortisone injections around the bunion to reduce swelling and pain Dr...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Corns and calluses...

Callus
...Calluses vary in size, and can become painful...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Corns and calluses...

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
... Never treat corns or calluses yourself...

Hammertoes
... Corns and calluses (a buildup of skin) on the toe, between two toes, or on the ball of the foot...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...Shoe pressure may cause pain at the site of a bone spur, and in some cases blisters or calluses may form over its surface...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Staph Infections of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...