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Pinpointe Foot Laser



Fungal nails need bother you no more with this new and innovative treatment from Pinpointe. This laser replaces cumbersome topical and oral anti-fungal therapy.

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Diabetic Foot Care – Sarasota Podiatrist



According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Nervous system damage (also called neuropathy) affects about 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes and is a major complication that may cause diabetics to lose feeling in their feet or hands. Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics. Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet or face severe consequences, including amputation. With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that’s too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When your wound is not healing, it’s at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and nail problems. Get someone to help you, or use a mirror. Here’s some basic advice for taking care of your feet: * Always keep your feet warm. * Don’t get your feet wet in snow or rain. * Don’t put your feet on radiators or in front of the fireplace. * Don’t smoke or sit cross-legged. Both decrease blood supply to your feet. * Don’t soak your feet. * Don’t use antiseptic solutions, drugstore medications, heating pads or sharp instruments on your feet. * Trim your toenails straight across. Avoid cutting the corners. Use a nail file or emery board. If you find an ingrown

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Diabetic Foot Care – Podiatrist in Athens, GA



According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Nervous system damage (also called neuropathy) affects about 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes and is a major complication that may cause diabetics to lose feeling in their feet or hands. Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics. Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet or face severe consequences, including amputation. With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that’s too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When your wound is not healing, it’s at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and nail problems. Get someone to help you, or use a mirror. Here’s some basic advice for taking care of your feet: Always keep your feet warm. Don’t get your feet wet in snow or rain. Don’t put your feet on radiators or in front of the fireplace. Don’t smoke or sit cross-legged. Both decrease blood supply to your feet. Don’t soak your feet. Don’t use antiseptic solutions, drugstore medications, heating pads or sharp instruments on your feet. Trim your toenails straight across. Avoid cutting the corners. Use a nail file or emery board. If you find an ingrown toenail

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Dayton Podiatrist – Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Site Manager Trina Thompson



Dayton Podiatrist – Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Site Manager Trina Thompson AtAdvanced Foot and Ankle Care Centers, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. Quality Care When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds … an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs … a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our staff meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve. Informed Patients Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Centers believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on our web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet. Comfortable, Convenient Setting At Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Centers, we strive to make our offices comfortable and convenient for our patients. Included in these web pages are information about Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Centers’ locations including, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment. We hope you

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Dayton Foot Doctor – Neuropathy Patient Testimonial



Dayton Foot Doctor – Neuropathy Patient Testimonial What is Neuropathy? Peripheral nerves are the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and connect the brain to all parts of the body. Peripheral nerves are fragile and can be easily damaged by many factors such as systemic illness, infections, alcoholism, autoimmune diseases, exposure to toxins and injuries or fractures. Neuropathy affects more than 2 million Americans at any given time. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. No matter what caused the neuropathy, the symptoms are the same. Neuropathy initially manifests itself as a tingling in the toes which gradually spreads up the feet or hands and worsens into a burning pain. The sensations, whether tingling or pain, can be either constant or periodic. A person with neuropathy can also experience muscle weakness or numbness. Diabetic Neuropathy Neuropathy is among the one of the most common complications of diabetes. Over time, diabetic neuropathy may occur in up to 50% of diabetics, despite controlling blood sugar. Once it occurs and without treatment, it almost always gets worse. Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet first and then the hands. It starts with sensory changes such as numbness or tingling in the toes. At first these symptoms come and go, but then they become constant. Over a long period of time, the person may experience such a loss of sensation that he might not feel how tight his shoes are, know whether the bath water is

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