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What is a Podiatrist?

PODIATRIC MEDICINE Specialized Care for Your Feet and Ankles YOUR PODIATRIST - The Foot and Ankle Specialist Podiatrists are medical professionals trained to keep feet healthy and working well. Your podiatrist uses a wide range of therapies and surgery to treat conditions related to foot structure and function. He or she can also teach you how to avoid foot problems in the future. Your po...
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Foot Facts

3 out of 4 Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime. The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. 1/4 of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body. Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems. It's neglect and a lack of awareness of proper ...
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Musculo-Skeletal Problems

Achilles Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendon that runs from your calf muscle to the heel bone. Symptoms: Constant pain with swelling over the tendon, heat and redness may also be present. Cause: Tight calf muscles, direct trauma, overuse and improperly fitted shoes. Treatment: Reduce activities, take an anti-inflammatory medication, massage the area with ice. Prevention: Stretch regularl...
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Skin & Nail Conditions

Athlete's Foot: A fungal or yeast infection of the outer layers of skin. Symptoms: Appears as white superficial flaking of the skin or red itchy lesions. Appears in-between the toes or in the arch where moisture is the highest. Cause: The moist environment of the foot is a perfect breeding ground for fungus. Treatment: Over the counter medications initially. Even when symptoms disappea...
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All About Orthotics

Information From The American Podiatric Medical Association What are Orthotics? Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Orthotics are not truly or solely “arch supports,” although some people use those words to describe them, and they perhaps can best be understood with those words in mind. They perform functions that make standing,...
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