Complete Lower Extremity Healthcare

140 Traders Way
Pooler, GA   31322

(912) 330 - 8885



At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC, we believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. To help you become more informed, we have created an extensive educational library listed on the left side of the page. This library covers a wide array of foot and ankle topics. At your convenience, take some time to browse through these topics to learn more about the various diagnoses and treatments which may be 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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  Some of the Common Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated: Achilles Tendon Injuries Acute and Chronic Ankle Conditions Ankle Sprain Injuries Arthritic Joints Bunions Corns / Calluses Children's Foot Conditions Diabetic Wound Care / Infections Diabetic Foot Care Flat Feet Fractures / Trauma / Sprains General Foot Deformities Gout Hammertoes Heel Pain (heel spur) / Haglund's Deformity Ingrown Toenails Joint Pain (Stiff Big Toe) Morton's Neuroma Nerve Compression Syndromes: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Chronic Heel, Ball of Foot Pain Chronic Foot / Ankle / Leg Pain Peroneal Tendon Injuries Posterior Tibial Tendon Injuries Soft Tissue Masses Sports Injuries Toe Problems Skin Problems / Skin Lesions / Warts   ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY From routine checkups to surgical treatment, Leonard M...

Advice for Bunion Pain Sufferers
...You should contact our Pooler office if you notice the following symptoms: An enlarged, visible bulge on your big toe joint Restricted movement of your big toe or foot that prevents you from performing normal activities Irritation, corns or calluses caused by the overlap of the first and second toes Frequent pain, swelling or redness around your big toe joint Treatment for a bunion will vary depending on its severity...

How to Relieve Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction...

How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
...Cut straight across, avoiding the corners; visit our office for assistance Never treat corns or calluses on your own...

Hammering Out Painful Hammertoe
...Other signs and symptoms include: Difficult or painful motion of a toe joint Redness or swelling at a toe joint Development of calluses and corns Open sores in severe cases The foot and ankle professionals at our Pooler office recommend the following for preventing and reducing the symptoms associated with hammertoe: Wear comfortable, proper-fitting shoes that provide support and allow enough room for your toes Avoid high-heeled or narrow-toed shoes Stretch your toe muscles to relieve pressure and pain Apply splints, cushions or pads to relieve pressure Moisturize with cream to keep the skin soft Generally, a modification of footwear will reduce the symptoms associated with hammertoe...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, poor fitting shoes are a frequent cause of foot problems and discomfort, including calluses, corns, bunions and blisters, just to name a few...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
...The bunion forces the big toe to slant in toward the other toes, resulting in discomfort, blisters, corns and calluses...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
... If the Shoe Fits- Get Walking Footwear plays a vital role in the duration and achievement 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...

Foot Health and Aging: How to Keep Your Feet Supporting You for Life
...The following tips may help keep feet feeling and looking their best into the golden years: Choose proper-fitting shoes with adequate support, a firm sole and a soft upper for your everyday activities Walk—it’s the best exercise for your feet Avoid going barefoot Never cut corns or calluses on your own Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water with a mild soap Moisturize daily Trim and file toenails straight across Inspect your feet daily...

What’s Slowing Down Your Game? It Could Be Faulty Foot Mechanics
... It’s important that athletes visit their Pooler podiatrist for athorough assessment of their biomechanics at the first sign of a problem or pain, including footdiscomfort, poor balance, or unexplained corns and calluses...

Expert Corn Removal: Finding the Best Treatment for Painful Corns
Corns are thickened areas of skin that develop in response to excessive pressure and friction...

Foot Pain? Visit Your Podiatrist
... Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle and lower leg problems, such as corns, warts, bunions and sprains...

Taking Steps Toward Healthier, More Attractive Feet
...  Mild foot problems, such as ulcers, corns, cracked heels and ingrown toenails can turn into serious complications without proper care...

Common Childhood Foot Injuries and Ailments
...Shoes that are too tight can cause blisters, calluses and corns on the toes and heels...

Keeping Your Feet Safe and Healthy While Working
... Follow Proper Guidelines While you are off the job, there are a few steps you can take to protect your feet, including: Wash your feet daily Dry thoroughly Check your feet for corns, calluses, and cracks Keep your feet warm Trim your toenails straight across Visit your Pooler podiatrist Wear protective footwear for each activity   On the other hand, when you are working it is important to follow the following: Develop safe work habits and attitudes Be aware of the hazards of your job Practice proper measures  Be alert and watch for hidden hazards Watch out for other workers’ safety Follow the rule and don’t cut corners Wear Protective Footwear Safety shoes were created to protect your feet, help prevent injuries to them, and to reduce the severity of your injuries should one occur while at work...

Quick Advice for Common Foot and Ankle Issues
... Corns and Calluses Corns and calluses are caused by pressure on the skin of your foot...

Secret Cause of Senior Falls
...We see this happen to patients with several conditions including: • Hammertoe • Bunions • Corns or calluses • Arthritis Not as Bad as You Think The irony of the situation is that in many instances, the treatment for a foot issue is way simpler than you imagine...

Don’t Sacrifice Your Feet for Fashion
...This can result in several conditions, including: Ankle sprains Hammertoes Ingrown toenails Corns Calluses If you can’t resist this fashionable footwear, at least try to limit the amount of time you spend wearing this type of shoe and be sure that the shoes you wear most often fit well and don’t put strain on your ankles and toes...

Caring for Calluses
...(Corns are similar to calluses but they have a hard “corn kernel” like center...

Questions about Hammertoe
...First the cramping of the toe causes pain in the toe itself but there are also secondary wounds that occur such as corns and calluses due to the friction from rubbing against footwear and the pressure put on the ball of the foot from the unnatural position of the toe...

Bunions: True or False
... TRUE: The constant friction on the toe or toes due to pressure from shoes can result in corns...

5 Signs of a Healthy Foot
...Swelling, change in the shape of your foot, corns and calluses may all indicate an underlying issue...

High Heels Increase Risk of Foot Disorders
... Calluses and Corns—when toe deformities such as hammertoes and bunions form, calluses and corns often follow...

Black Friday: No Bargain for Your Feet
...Even before the bump becomes visible, however, you may experience pain from your shoes as they rub up against the joint and even develop blisters or corns as a result...

Meet Your Podiatrist
... What it Means for You You are most likely aware that the podiatrist can treat common foot conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, warts and athlete’s foot...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

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...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

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

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

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...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

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








 

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140 Traders Way
Pooler, GA 31322

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