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Individuals spend an excessive amount of time on their feet. For this reason good foot care is essential to balanced health. Podiatrists, doctors in the field of Podiatry, often treat various foot aliments, problems and diseases. Acquire insight on podiatry and foot medicine by understanding the following definitions.

  • Podiatry - The branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats and prevents diseases associated with the human foot and ankle. It is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and is also referred to as chiropody.
  • Bunion - Pain and swelling at the base of the big toe. It forms when the joint enlarges due to new bone forming. A bunion also indicates that the toe is misaligned. Typically women are affected by this condition, especially ballet dancers. Other factors that contribute to a bunion forming, include wearing high heel shoes or shoes that are too tight.
  • Bunionectomy - Surgery to remove the bunion and re-align the big toe. In this surgery bone cutting is performed on one or more bones of the foot, like the ankle. This removes spurs around the joint and balances the tendons around the toe.
  • Heel Spur - Nail-like growth of calcium around the ligaments and tendons of the foot where it attaches to the heel bone. It is also referred to as calcaneal spur. Men and women are at risks for heel spurs and often associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation of the blood and other degenerative diseases. It is important to inform the podiatrist of any preexisting conditions when seeking treatment for a heel spur.
  • Plantar Fasciitis - Inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot.
  • Ossatron Machine - Machine used to treat plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and inflammation of the heel. This is shock-wave therapy applied to the affected area to help reduce inflammation.
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    Kevin E Whitton DR Dpm
    126 Three Rivers Dr Ne, Rome, GA 30161
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    (706) 232-6739
    User Review: "Dr. Whitton is a very good doctor, but he is retired."
    HealthSource of Marietta
    3036 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062
    Chiropractic evaluation in Marietta GA from a proven chiropractor; helps solve back pain, neck pain, lower back pain and headache issues.
    (678) 809-2436
    Chattanooga Foot & Ankle Center
    600 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404
    We treat your feet! Offering foot and ankle care for diabetics with custom shoes and orthotics, ingrown nails, fungus nails, hammertoe and bunion surgery, plantar warts and flat feet.
    (423) 698-2406
    Brian DR Middleton Dpm
    211 Redmond Rd Nw, Rome, GA 30165
    (706) 802-1800
    Medical Foot Care Center
    211 Redmond Rd Nw, Rome, GA 30165
    (706) 802-1800
    Georgia Foot & Ankle Specialist PC
    409 W 10th St Ne, Rome, GA 30165
    (706) 232-3888
    North Georgia Podiatric Medicine & Surgery PC
    958 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy Se Bldg A, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-1389
    Lance D Barry Dpm
    18 Felton Pl, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-8620
    Charles J Sidlow Dpm
    958 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy Se Bldg A106, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-1389
    Foot & Ankle Specialist
    795 Red Bud Rd Ne, Calhoun, GA 30701
    (706) 629-1852
    Miller Foot & Ankle Healthcare
    650 Henderson Dr Ste 505, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-1234
    Fisher Foot & Ankle
    1010 N Tennessee St Ste 114, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-4111
    Michael Miller Dpm
    650 Henderson Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-1234
    Cartersville Foot & Leg Center
    18 Felton Pl, Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-8620
    Foot Specialist Group Inc The
    2114 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967
    (256) 845-3045

    Podiatrists are medical professionals that focus on the care of the human foot, and they are generally referred to as doctors of podiatry. The need for specialized care of the foot, ankle and leg is growing. Diabetics often develop foot and limb problems. Geriatric medicine also often involves foot care, with elderly people developing issues such as bunions, calluses and arthritis. Some podiatrists may specialize in this, while others offer pediatric care. Pediatric podiatry might include the treatment of club feet and other deformities or advising parents on how best to ensure the healthy development of their child's feet and legs. Podiatry is also important to the physically active. Sports medicine places a great importance on the feet and legs. Podiatrists may be called upon to assist in the treatment of athlete's foot or for a tendon injury. One common problem, especially in runners, is heel pain. Toe problems can include ingrown nails, arthritis and turf toe, which is a tearing of the joint capsule at the base of the big toe associated with playing sports on artificial turf. Podiatrists work in hospitals and clinics. They may prescribe treatments ranging from a change of shoes to surgery. As doctors, they are able to write prescriptions for medications, such as pain relievers. Although podiatry focuses on the foot and ankle, and on treatments for bunions and heel spurs, the feet are often an echo of the general health of an individual. Poor circulation can aggravate foot problems. While many people may never see a podiatrist, they can be an essential medical professional for many diabetics and athletes.
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