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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Charlotte University Foot Doctor Explains the Causes of Plantar Warts

September 6, 2017
Plantar warts are small warts that appear on the bottom of your foot. Although they usually don’t cause pain and will disappear on their own, you can lower your risk for developing plantar warts by understanding the causes and symptoms. Plantar Wart Symptoms The most obvious sign of a plantar...
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Why Do Toenails Thicken As We Get Older? Ask a Charlotte University Foot Doctor

June 20, 2017
Graying hair and wrinkles are two of the most common things people think about when it comes to aging. Our bodies go through many changes as we get older. If you’ve ever noticed that older people tend to have thicker toenails, you may have wondered why do toenails thicken as...
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