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? – 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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5 Post Foot Surgery Strategies To Improve Foot Health

July 18, 2018
Foot surgery is designed to fix toe and foot problems. However, surgery can cause unexpected side effects. The good news is that there are things that you can do to improve your foot health after you get surgery. 1. Wear the Right Footwear Your Charlotte University Area podiatrist will recommend...
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Diabetic Foot Care Products That Can Help Keep Your Feet Healthy | Charlotte University Podiatrist

January 3, 2018
Foot problems for diabetics are a concern. Diabetics are at an increased risk for a number of foot problems. However, there are many products that can help you keep your feet healthy. Wound Care Shoes, Socks and Insoles Your University Area podiatrist recommends that you keep your feet covered at...
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