2718 N Oak St Valdosta, GA 31602(229) 242-3668

Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Valdosta & Tifton Podiatrist
... Southern Podiatry Group physicians treat a wide variety of foot and ankle problems including heel and arch pain, bunions, hammertoes, overlapping toes, ingrown/fungus toenails, arthritic pain, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, skin disorders, foot and ankle pain, flat feet, diabetic foot disorders, bone spurs, and many other types of foot conditions or deformities...

Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes​ Neuroma​ Plantar Fasciitis ​ Shin Splints Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures​   NAILS & SKIN Athlete’s Foot Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail  

Podiatry Landing
...Some of our most common are: Diabetic Foot Care Foot and Ankle Injuries Orthotics Bunions Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis Athletes Foot Toenail Fungus Peripheral Artery Disease Hammertoes Podiatric Surgery Foot Deformities Southern Podiatry Group is committed to providing comprehensive care for our patients...

Bone Spurs
...The following activities and conditions are common causes: High-impact activities, such as running Excessive weight Poor-fitting footwear Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress Aging Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...

Foot Care for Runners
...Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, the result of placing excessive stress on the ligament in the bottom of the foot...

Plantar Fasciitis: Put Your Heel Pain to a Halt
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the long, dense band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
... If the Shoe Fits - Get Walking! Footwear plays a vital role in the duration of your walking routine, and shoes that don't fit properly or that lack support can lead to foot pain or injuries, such as blisters, corns, calluses, nail fungus and plantar fasciitis...

Arch Pain
...This condition is known as plantar fasciitis and is sometimes associated with a heel spur...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...