Taggded: foot and ankle

Should Little Girls Wear High Heels?

Several months ago a featured segment on a National Morning News broadcast, addressed the issue of girls from as young as 3 years old wearing high heels.  It was mentioned in the segment that these young girls are still undergoing developmental changes, and wearing heels could have implications on proper growth.  That is in fact …

HAMMER, MALLET OR CLAW, OH MY!

Hammer toes, Mallet toes, and Claw toes are three types of digital deformities of the foot that are extremely similar, yet vary from one another depending on the joint within the toe that is most affected.  The term “hammer toe” is often used to encompass all three deformities, but they are distinct entities.  To make …

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s own immune system is working against itself, which leads to the formation of psoriatic lesions on the skin that take the shape of red plaques with silvery scales.  In addition to skin plaques, the disease manifests in the nails resulting in pitting, deformation, thickening, loosening and discoloration.  …

Molecular Nail and Wound Testing: The PCR Advantage

What is PCR Testing? Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most innovative testing method used by some of the best Pathology laboratories to make an extremely fast diagnosis from a sample your doctor has sent.  Our pathology lab, Pathology Lab of Georgia, has gone through the necessary credentialing and strict requirements to become both CLIA …

Foot Health Highlight: Pediatric Foot Injury and When to Be Concerned About Damage to Your Child’s Growth Plate

Whenever podiatrists hear of a child suffering from an injury, we automatically worry about possible damage to growth plates. It’s a legitimate concern that needs to be thoroughly evaluated upon presentation to the doctor. When dealing with lower extremity injuries the podiatrist will typically x-ray and clinically evaluate the injury to determine if the area in and …

Helpful Doctor Tips to Get Your Feet Ready for Winter

How to Take Care of Your Feet this Winter With each changing season brings a new set of guidelines for keeping feet happy and healthy. Just as skincare needs change from summer to winter, so to do needs for foot health. For diabetic patients, proper care of the feet during winter months can be even more …