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What Is a Foot Doctor Called?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on What Is a Foot Doctor Called?

Have you been in the market for a foot doctor but can’t figure out what foot doctors are called? Wonder no longer! Foot doctors are more commonly known as podiatrists and they go through extensive, specialized training to earn that title. Similar to other doctors, podiatrists spend at least four years training in podiatric medical school, which is then followed by at least three years of residency at a hospital. Even within the field of podiatry there are specializations, which include pediatric podiatry, diabetic care and sports...

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The 5 Most Common Foot Problems

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog, Foot Care | Comments Off on The 5 Most Common Foot Problems

Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience some type of foot pain in their life, according to the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. If your feet hurt, you’re not alone. You may be having one of these five common foot issues. 1. Bunions Bunions are painful lumps that form at the base of the toe joint, most commonly at the base of the big toe. They can make walking very painful. Treatment for bunions includes specially designed footwear, orthopedic insoles and, in extreme cases, surgery. 2. Corns and Calluses...

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All About Tendinitis: Treatment and Prevention

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Ankle Conditions, Blog | Comments Off on All About Tendinitis: Treatment and Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to foot, heel and ankle pain from time to time. Exercising and playing sports, spending a lot of time on your feet and wearing shoes that lack sufficient support can all contribute to temporary discomfort and foot pain. In some cases, the strain of overuse or a sports injury can lead to a condition known as tendinitis, which causes inflammation and stiffness in the affected tendon. Your Achilles is the largest tendon in the body, which means that if you injure yourself, you’re likely to suffer from Achilles...

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All About Fungal Infections

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on All About Fungal Infections

  Why is healthy skin important? Healthy skin increases comfort dramatically as it stretches to absorb shock when we stand or walk. It also acts as a defensive barrier against infections. Healthy skin also looks good, especially when wearing sandals or backless shoes. Are your feet a breeding ground for fungus? Fungus is a primitive plant-like organism that commonly attaches to skin or nails when conditions are right for its growth, like a weed in the garden. Fungus needs darkness, moisture (usually sweating), and heat to live on a...

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Say ‘No’ to Smelly Feet with These 5 Prevention Tips

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Foot Care, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Say ‘No’ to Smelly Feet with These 5 Prevention Tips

Say ‘No’ to Smelly Feet with These 5 Prevention Tips

Many people struggle with “smelly” feet, a problem known medically as eccrine bromhidrosis. In fact, roughly 10 to 15 percent of the population experiences this problem at one time or another. Foot odor is a common problem that is usually caused by bacteria. You may experience this issue yourself, or you may have noticed your child or spouse’s smelly feet. If you’re concerned about foot odor and want to control the problem, here are a few key tips for prevention. 1. Keep Your Feet Dry Moisture is a breeding ground for...

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4 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Athlete’s Foot this Winter

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Athlete’s Foot this Winter

4 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Athlete’s Foot this Winter

Many people think that athlete’s foot can only affect those who play sports. Other think you are only susceptible to a fungal infection in the summer when feet get hot and sweaty due to warmer temperatures. But athlete’s foot can actually affect anyone at any time of the year, including the winter. In fact, podiatrists often see an increased number of athlete’s foot cases as the weather grows colder due to the heavy shoes and boots we wear in the winter coupled with warm, thick socks. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to...

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Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Cooler temperatures call for a change in wardrobe and a change in the daily foot care routine for those with diabetes. In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Advanced Podiatry offers these five diabetic foot care tips to help you maintain optimal foot health during the winter. Check your feet daily. Diabetes causes nerve and blood vessel damage that can lead to foot problems if an individual develops neuropathy. Inspect your feet daily for any open sores, cracks, dryness, blisters, foot ulcers, corns, and calluses. Also, check in between...

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5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on 5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

As we get older, our bodies start to remind us daily of our age even when we feel young. Our joints start to ache more and our vision becomes less sharp, and at some point our ankles and feet begin to swell and throb with pain.  The truth is that aging brings a lot of questions about our bodies that we typically wouldn’t have in our younger years. Let’s take a closer look at one of the physical responses that’s common among many adults and when it’s serious enough to seek medical attention: swelling of the feet and ankles. The most common...

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Causes of Foot Pain

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on Causes of Foot Pain

Causes of Foot Pain

1. Most foot pain is caused by the foot not working properly, which causes the painful part to slowly wear and break down, including tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, joints and bones. Your body is telling you it has done all it can do. It needs help. That is why you are here at Advanced Podiatry seeking a foot doctor! a. Most improper foot function is caused by the slightly abnormal foot structure we were born with. 80% of us have foot problems. b. It is like your car tires being out of alignment, which causes them to wear out early. How...

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6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Foot Pain, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

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