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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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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5 Ways Nurses Can Reduce Their Foot Pain| South Park Podiatrist

August 13, 2019
It’s no myth that nurses spend a lot of time on their feet. According to a study in Permanente Journal, an average nurse walks up to 5 miles during a day shift, and 3 miles during a night shift. Furthermore, most of all this walking and weight bearing is on hard...
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The Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet and High Arches

June 4, 2019
If you’re experiencing pain when you run, look no further than your feet. The type of running shoe you wear can have a significant impact on your heel strikes, foot strikes, and all-around foot and ankle health. Whether you have flat feet, high arches, or something in-between, here are some...
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Double Pinky Toenails: What Is an Accessory Nail? – Foot Surgeon in Concord NC

April 16, 2019
Learn more about “sixth toenails” from a Concord NC foot surgeon. You may have noticed when trimming your toenails that one of your toes—most likely your pinky toe—appears to be split lengthwise down the middle, so that you have two toenails growing side-by-side. In podiatry, these tiny “sixth toenails” are...
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The Most Common Foot and Ankle Injuries to Watch Out For – Expert Advice From a Podiatrist in Harrisburg NC

March 19, 2019
Hitting your workout too fast or too hard after a long period of rest can put strain on your heels, calves, tendons, and joints. Therefore, be sure to build up your conditioning slowly, and look out for the following common foot and ankle injuries as you hit the track, basketball...
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