6 Stretches That Can Relieve Shin Splints, From Our Charlotte University Podiatrist

January 1, 2020
Shin splints are one of the most common foot and ankle injuries to affect our patients, especially around the New Year and the start of the Spring sports season. This is because shin splints are primarily caused by suddenly increasing mileage or activity. So, if you’ve spent the last few...
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Wearing High Heels to Holiday Parties? Our Charlotte University Podiatrist Shares How Stay Comfortable 

December 24, 2019
The holidays mean parties, and parties mean high heels. And from a podiatrist’s perspective, high heels mean a host of problems like corns, calluses, plantar fasciitis, and ankle sprains. If you just can’t give up your heels for the season, here are some high heel tips to feel more comfortable...
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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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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?

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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