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140 Traders Way
Pooler, GA   31322

(912) 330 - 8885

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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
October 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Ingrown Toenails   Arthritis   diabetes  

At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC we are sometimes surprised about the misconceptions that patients have about the foot doctor and podiatric care. Below are some, perhaps surprising, answers to the question, did you know:

  • Your podiatrist is concerned with more than just your feet. As the old song goes, “the foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone, etc.” Problems with your calves, shins, knees and ankles are all part of podiatric care. In the case of many disorders, one part of your lower extremity affects another. In addition, your podiatrist can diagnose other serious and systemic medical problems such as melanoma or other skin cancers, peripheral artery disease, psoriasis, diabetes and arthritis by symptoms that appear in your feet and ankles.
  • We want to treat your warts, ingrown toenails and athlete’s foot. Many patients feel these conditions are too insignificant to bother the foot doctor about but all too often we see cases where a common condition that could have been easily treated has now progressed to a stage where it’s infected and actually interfering in a person’s daily life. Worse still is when patients try “folk remedies” or “bathroom surgeries” and end up creating a much worse situation.
  • We are not offended by smelly feet. Yes, we hope you wash your feet before you come and are wearing clean socks but we know feet smell! In fact, if your feet have a particularly bad odor on a daily basis it may be a sign of medical condition that we can treat.
  • We do surgery. Even though many of the treatments we prescribe are non-invasive and you may primarily associate us with in-office care, we are highly trained surgeons who specialize in feet. Many conditions such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, plantar fibromas, heel spurs and more may best be relieved by a surgical procedure which we can do in a surgical center or hospital.

We want our patients to feel comfortable bringing their feet and lower extremity issues to us without embarrassment. If you notice any unusual changes in your feet or toes or are experiencing pain or discomfort, contact our Pooler, GA office by calling: (912) 330-8885. Our foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico will examine your feet and start you on the correct treatment.

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Podiatrist / Foot Surgeon - Pooler / Savannah • Leonard M. Talarico, DPM • 140 Traders Way • Pooler GA  31322 • 912-330-8885