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Senior Patients Visit Local Marietta PodiatristDuring the course of your life, your feet have been through a lot. They’ve carried you a lot of miles, so it is no wonder that as you get older you may find they need a little extra attention from our local podiatrist in Marietta. If you’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet and ankles, make an appointment with our podiatrist and learn how we can help your feet become pain-free.

We love working with seniors to improve the quality of their life. There is nothing that will slow you down quite like sore feet and ankles. We provide a number of services that can help you overcome that pain, including wound care, nail restoration, custom orthotics, and therapeutic shoes. If you’ve been diagnoses with adult onset diabetes and are experiencing painful symptoms because of it, we offer diabetic foot care that can help you manage your symptoms and find relief. Plus, when you visit our office you’ll be able to treat yourself to our medical grade spa pedicures. These do more than make you feet look good, it will also keep them healthy. This is a great option for seniors who are having a tough time bending over to care for their feet and trim their toenails.

Make an appointment with our local podiatrist in Marietta and we’ll make sure your feet look and feel great. We love working with clients to help them get the most out of their feet during the later years of their life. You can call us to make an appointment or use the form on our website to request an appointment time! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

 



There aren’t many people who enjoy a visit to the doctor, so many of us often put off a visit to the doctor for as long as possible. Going to a specialist can be even more disconcerting. We might convince ourselves that we’re overreacting, worrying too much, and making a big deal out of nothing. But putting off a visit to the doctor for too long can allow a small health issue to fester into a big one. Here are some tips to help you know when it’s time to come see our foot specialist in Marietta: 

  • You have a sore or wound on your foot that will not heal. This can be a sign of a larger health issue, like diabetes. Seeing a podiatrist right away will help prevent further infection.
  • Discolored or sore toenails. Discoloration might be a sign of a fungal infection, which can be treated topically or with our laser therapy.
  • Numbness or swelling in the feet or ankles. Depending on whether the swelling is happening in one or both feet, it could point to a problem with a bone or tendon or larger health issue.
  • Skin discoloration in the feet. This could be an issue of gout, infection, or a decrease in the circulation in your feet for some reason.
  • A new or rapidly growing growth. Our foot specialist in Marietta can treat bunions, blisters, corns, heel spurs, and more.

Still not sure if you should come into our podiatry office in Marietta? Give us a call. We can help you decide whether or not you need to make an appointment. Book Appointment Online or Call us at 404-806-3731.

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What are Flat Feet Podiatry Group of Georgia Marietta

What are Flat Feet?

By definition, flat feet (fallen arches) is a condition when the entire sole of your foot presses to the ground. In essence, you do not have an arch in your foot. It should be noted that is s relatively common in ten to twenty percent of the population.

The Causes of Flat Feet

Flat feet is a natural situation in infants, who typically develop an arch throughout childhood. When one reaches adulthood, flat feet can be a result of an arch never fully developing through childhood. However, if developed by adulthood, flat feet generally remain flat permanently. In addition, flat feet can also occur in pregnant women as a result of temporary changes, due to increased elastin (elasticity) during pregnancy.

Other causes of flat feet can  occur due to an injury, the overall stress of aging, wear and tear on feet as well as rheumatoid arthritis. This is most common in woman over 40 years of age. Known risk factors include obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Flat feet can sometimes cause problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can force your ankles to turn inward and this throws off the alignment of your legs. If you aren’t experiencing any pain, no treatment is usually necessary for flatfeet.

Possibly the biggest risk to having flat feet is a chance of heel and ankle pain resulting from walking inwardly as the ankles of a flat-footed person naturally move more inwardly when walking than feet with a natural arch. Other risks include weakened muscles in the feet.

Treatments for Flat Feet

Potential treatments to avoid weakened muscles and foot pain:

  1. Barefoot walking or running especially on a beach.
  2. Standing as often as possible
  3. Ensuring you are wearing the proper footwear for the activity you are participating in.
  4. Stretching exercises if the cause is tight heel ligaments. (recommended by the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society)
  5. Under-arch pads inside shoes. (orthotics)

What tips do you have will someone who has flat feet?


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