- Achilles Tendonitis
- Athlete's Foot
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Flat Feet
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Fungal Nails
- Ankle Sprains/Sport Injuries
- Ingrown Toenails
- Laser Therapy
- Ankle Fracture Surgery
- Peroneal Tendonitis
- Bunionectomy (Chevron Bunionectomy)
- Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy
- Adult Acquired Flatfoot
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
- Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
- Additional Conditions
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, joining the lower portion of the calf to the heel bone. Although it is able to withstand forces of around 1,000 pounds, it is the most frequently ruptured tendon in the body. Typically, injury of the Achilles tendon is caused by athletic activities.
Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that mostly affects the feet, with the potential to spread to toenails and hands. The fungus thrives in warm, humid, and dark environments, which makes athletes more prone to the infection. Communal showers, swimming pools, and locker rooms are hotbeds for the bacteria.
Bunions are painful bone deformities in the big toe. When the toe is misaligned, the joint in the toe grows larger, creating a protuberance over time. These lumps can cause constant pain from rubbing against shoes, which in turn, irritates the joint resulting in a large bump.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is a chronic disease causing high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Diabetes also weakens your immune system, making it more difficult for your body to fight off infections, which can, in turn, damage your nervous system. This damage can affect the ability to feel sensations in your feet.
A common condition of the foot structure, flat feet, is caused by an undeveloped arch of the foot. While infants and toddlers lack arches in their feet, the structure continues to develop through adolescence and is fully formed by adulthood.
Hammertoe is a condition where the second, third, or fourth toe, is bent at the middle joint, overlapping the toe(s) next to it. It is caused by improperly fitting shoes and problems with the toe muscles.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is caused by the irritation and inflammation of the large band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Some symptoms include stabbing pain that usually occurs in the mornings. As you walk around on the foot the pain normally decreases, but it can return after standing for long periods of time.
Although warts may be painful, they are harmless. Warts are caused by a viral infection which penetrates the skin through tiny or "invisible" cuts/abrasions. If left untreated, warts can grow as large as an inch or more in circumference and even spread out into smaller clusters.
Ankle Sprains/Sport Injuries
A sprained ankle occurs when you twist your ankle in an abnormal way causing the ligaments holding your ankle bones together to stretch or tear. Most sprained ankles involve injuries to the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle. Treatment for a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the injury. Although you may just need proper rest and pain medications to heal, it is important to have the sprain looked at by a professional to determine the severity and proper treatment.
Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options is crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
Ingrown toenails are a common condition where the corner of a toenail grows into the soft flesh surrounding the toe (usually the big toe). Ingrown toenails can be very uncomfortable, painful, and can easily lead to an infection in the toe.
It is possible to take care of ingrown toenails on your own, but if the pain does not subside, Atlanta Family Foot Care can take steps to relieve the pain and help you avoid further complications caused by ingrown toenails.
Experience the future of pain management with Laser Therapy. By harnessing the power of focused light energy, it stimulates cellular activity, promoting healing and reducing discomfort. This non-invasive procedure holds promise for a wide range of conditions, offering a gentle yet effective solution for those seeking natural and accelerated recovery.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Atlanta Family Foot Care does Vascular Screenings tests for Poor Circulation/ Peripheral Arterial Disease Peripheral Arterial Disease (also called PAD) is a common condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the feet and legs.
- Digital X-Rays
- Dermatological and Skin Problems
- Haglund's Deformity
- Hallux Rigidus
- Leg and Ankle Pain/Swelling
- Morton's Neuroma
- Nail Conditions
- Onychomycosis (Foot Fungus)
- Pediatric Foot Care
- Running Injuries
- Soft Tissue Growths and Bone Tumors of the Foot, Ankle, and Leg
- Tailor's Bunion
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Vascular Conditions