What to Do if You Have an Ingrown Toenail | Ask a South Park Podiatrist

October 8, 2019
An ingrown toenail develops when the edge of a toenail, usually on the big toe, grows into the skin, causing pain and discomfort. In this article, we’ll discuss how our South Park podiatrists remove ingrown toenails safely, and tips you can use to avoid developing ingrown toenails in the future....
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Spread the Word: Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic Annual Shoe & Sock Drive

October 1, 2019
As a podiatry clinic in Concord NC, Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic knows first-hand how critical shoes are to the health of an individual, not to mention the basic opportunities available to those who have footwear, such as the ability to enter retail establishments, go to school/work and to help...
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Ask a Charlotte University Foot Doctor: What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

September 24, 2019
Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, is a disorder of the nervous system that causes an irresistible urge to move the legs. Because this usually interferes with sleep, RLS is often considered a sleep disorder as well. Below are some symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis for restless leg syndrome. If you...
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How to Protect Your Child’s Feet and Ankles this Football Season

September 17, 2019
Fall is finally here, bringing with it pumpkin spice candles, crackling leaves, and, for some of us, our favorite fall activity—football. If your child plays football, you’re no doubt gearing up for a season full of last-minute carpools, weekend games, and the inevitable scrapes and tumbles. Below, our Charlotte University...
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Ask a Harrisburg NC Podiatry Clinic: How to Relieve Shin Splints

September 10, 2019
Characterized by irritated, swollen muscles in the lower legs, shin splints are usually caused by increasing mileage too rapidly, or by suddenly switching from soft to hard terrain. Fortunately, shin splints often go away on their own, so treatment mainly involves relieving the painful symptoms. If you’re suffering from shin...
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Ask a Ballantyne Podiatrist: How to Help High Arches

September 3, 2019
High arches (pes cavus) are the excessive, fixed flexion of the arch of the foot. While weight-bearing stress is typically distributed across the entire foot in people with normal arches, those with high arches carry their weight mainly on the heels and balls of the feet. This places undue stress...
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