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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 decrease your own risk of contracting this annoying and irritating fungal infection. Keep your feet clean It is always important to...

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What is Podiatry?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Foot Care | Comments Off on What is Podiatry?

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the foot, ankle and lower leg. A doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), more commonly known as a podiatrist, is to feet what a dentist is to a mouth. Podiatrists specialize in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders related to the foot, ankle and lower leg. Similar to other doctors, podiatrists have extensive schooling. A podiatrist’s four-years of medical school, followed by a three year hospital residency, prepares them to work extensively on your lower extremities. Podiatrists specialize in many fields. Take our very own Dr. Karnavas  for example: She specializes in wound care and surgery. In the...

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