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.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Foot Doctor
... Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities...

What You Need to Know About Diabetic Foot Care
... If you suffer from diabetes, here are a few precautions you can take to keep your feet healthy: Wear comfortable, supportive, well fitting shoes that allow your feet to breathe and are not too tight to avoid the risk of blisters, corns, and ulcers Keep your feet clean and dry at all times Avoid applying lotion between the toes Do not walk barefoot Keep your toenails neatly trimmed (cut straight across and avoid sharp edges, or have them trimmed by a podiatrist to limit the risk of an ingrown toenail Examine your feet on a regular basis for any issues like cuts, blisters, ulcers, or signs of infection and see a foot doctor as quickly as possible at the first sign of any problems Find a Podiatrist in Woodstock and Jasper, GA To learn more about diabetic foot care and how to protect yourself or a loved one from diabetes-related complications, contact Foot & Ankle Reconstruction of North Georgia to schedule an appointment with Dr...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems Infections and ulcers (sores) that don’t heal...

Charcot Foot
... Shoes with special inserts may be needed after the bones have healed to enable the patient to return to daily activities—as well as help prevent recurrence of Charcot foot, development of ulcers, and possibly amputation...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems Infections and ulcers (sores) that don’t heal...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing skin ulcers (open sores) that can become infected and may not heal...

Diabetic Shoes
...The shoes decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
..., ulcers can develop over foot deformities and may never heal...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
..., ulcers can develop over foot deformities and may never heal...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing skin ulcers (open sores) that can become infected and may not heal...

Ulcers/Wounds
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed...

Varicose Veins
...The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may form on the skin...

Wounds/Ulcers
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed...