Summer Shoes that Leave Your Feet Needing a Vacation

Men’s sandals—known as “mandals”—have become a popular foot fashion but this footwear trend has also resulted in an increase number of visits to Gentle Professional Foot Care for some not so popular foot conditions.

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Q & A’s about Melanoma and Your Feet

With all of our wonderful Florida sun it probably won’t surprise you to learn that our state has the second highest number of cases of melanoma in the country, according to statistics published by the Aim at Melanoma Foundation.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Feet at Work

When patients come to us at Gentle Professional Foot Care with a foot complaint our podiatrist, Dr. Charles A. Suleskey, will always ask questions about what work they do in addition to getting a complete medical history. Many times people miss the connection between what they do in the workplace and the affect it has on their feet.

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Don’t Wait to Seek Treatment for Ankle Sprain

No one likes to go to the doctor and it’s tempting when you twist your ankle to take a wait and see approach for a few days. At Gentle Professional Foot Care, however, we find that patients who are treated immediately for an ankle sprain heal faster and more completely than those who delay the start of treatment.

 

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Do You Have Os Trigonum Syndrome?

Do You Have Os Trigonum Syndrome?

An os trigonum is an extra bone (also known as an accessory bone) that develops behind the talus or ankle bone. This congenital condition occurs when one part of the talus does not fuse with the rest of the bone and the small os trigonum bone forms instead.

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Facts about Hammertoe

Facts about Hammertoe

Most people are familiar with hammertoe—a deformity where a toe bends downward, taking on the appearance of its namesake. However, at Gentle Professional Foot Care, we often find that beyond identifying a hammertoe, many patients lack important information about the cause and treatment of this potentially debilitating condition.

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Relief for Ingrown Toenails

Relief for Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is one that is curving downward and begins to grow into the skin around the nail bed. This results in toe that is red and swollen and warm to the touch. The pain is severe, so much so that you probably can’t bear to think of the foot doctor even touching it. 

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6 Ways to Prevent Athlete’s Foot

6 Ways to Prevent Athlete’s Foot

Does this sound familiar? You start to experience itching between your toes, which progresses to the point where it’s driving you crazy. The skin around your toes is red and flaky. Eventually the condition spreads to your arches, soles and the sides of your feet.

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Is Your New Year’s Resolution a Pain in the Lower Leg?

Is Your New Year’s Resolution a Pain in the Lower Leg?

One of the primary causes of Achilles tendonitis is a sudden increase in an activity that involves this large tendon. Patients who resolve to get in shape and begin a walking, running or other fitness program and who have been inactive for a long period of time often suffer from this condition. 

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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

It’s a New Year and time to put some new habits in place for a healthier you. At Gentle Professional Foot Care we want all of our patients to be proactive in the care of their feet. Patients with diabetes have special concerns and needs.

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