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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
...Eric Thomas 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...

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...

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems
... The most common foot problems from being overweight include: Plantar Fasciitis: Excess weight adds strain to the plantar fascia, overusing and weakening it...

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
...If the pain gets worse with reduced exercise and rest, stop training and visit your podiatrist Aside from stress fractures which often occur from overtraining, additional foot problems you may experience include: Toenail problems, including ingrown and fungus Heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis Achilles tendon and calf pain Toe pain, such as bunions Shin splints Before you start training, our practice recommends visiting a podiatrist for a complete evaluation of your lower extremities...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
... The most common cause of heel pain is an acute inflammatory condition known as plantar fasciitis, in which the thick band of tissue that runs along the soles of the feet from the toes to the heel (known as the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Accommodative orthotics are designed to provide more cushioning and support and are typically prescribed for problems like plantar fasciitis and bunions...

Treating Heel Spurs
...Although heel spurs themselves sometimes do not cause acute discomfort, they are frequently associated with the painful inflammation known as plantar fasciitis, a condition commonly described as feeling like a knife is wrenching through your foot...

What is a Podiatrist?
...   Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
... Plantar Fasciitis—an inflammation on the bottom of the foot that leads to heel and/or arch pain...

General Statistics
... Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) - usually caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Sports Injuries
... Martial Arts and Kick Boxing Injuries commonly seen as a result of martial arts and kick boxing include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains...

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Pain Management for Conditions
... Back to top   Arch pain Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a thick, fibrous ligament in the arch of the foot...

Ultrasound
... Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis)...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Tennis
... Common tennis injuries include ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and tennis toe...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...