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Please, check your feet!!

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common complications that as Podiatrist we see in our diabetic patient population.  At this time of the year it is very important to review neuropathy, its causes, and the importance of daily foot checks at home to prevent complications associated with having neuropathy.  Neuropathy by definition is disease …

No More Vaseline!

The most common response from my patients, when asked about what agents they use to moisturize their legs and feet is: Vaseline.  It is a complete myth that Vaseline moisturizes skin, but it does a very good job at creating that façade! The skin is composed of three main layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcuticular …

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 …

7 signs that it`s time to see a podiatrist!

Every day at Village Podiatry Centers we see patients with foot and ankle pain. Foot pain isn’t normal – it’s a sign that something is wrong, and if something is causing you to experience pain, there is certainly a solution to be found. These are 7 signs that it`s time to see a podiatrist: Plantar …

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 …