Patient Education

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 Foot Doctor 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...

Heel Pain
... While anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, the most common causes of the condition include: Running Being overweight Walking/working out with shoes that do not provide adequate support, especially for people with a high arch, flat feet, or biomechanics issues that cause weight to be distributed unevenly as a person walks and stands...

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...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
...In some cases, heel pain comes from underlying conditions like flat feet or plantar fasciitis, meaning your doctor needs to investigate the entire foot and its components to find other problems contributing to your pain...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Sometimes osteoarthritis develops as a result of abnormal foot mechanics such as flat feet or high arches...

Shin Splints
...Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by anything that produces compression on the posterior tibial nerve, such as: A person with flat feet is at risk for developing tarsal tunnel syndrome, because the outward tilting of the heel that occurs with “fallen” arches can produce strain and compression on the nerve...

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