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Smyrna Podiatrist Neuhaus Foot and Ankle Discusses Common Foot Problems

Neuhaus Foot & Ankle’s library of information includes articles describing common foot and ankle ailments that can be helped with home remedies or might need medical attention. Read important information on your specific foot injury.

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Venous Stasis

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Venous Stasis and Your Legs Venous stasis is a loss of proper function in the leg veins that normally carry blood back toward the heart. This may occur following injury to the veins, which may lead to blood clots in the superficial veins (known as superficial phlebitis) or blood clots in the…

Common Vascular and Nerve Problems

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Common Vascular and Nerve Problems of the Foot Acrocyanosis Alcoholic Neuropathy Chilblains (cold feet) Deep Vein Thrombosis Ischemic Foot Morton’s Neuroma Neuroma Peripheral Arterial Disease Do I need a test for PAD? Venous Stasis

Raynaud’s Disease

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

What to Do About Raynaud’s Disease Raynaud’s Disease is a disorder that affects the hands and feet. It is caused by contraction of the smooth muscles controlling the small arteries supplying circulation into the hands and feet. This contraction, called a vasospasm, makes the arteries so small that they restrict blood flow….

Testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Do I Need a Test for PAD? Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious circulatory problem in which the blood vessels that carry blood to your arms, legs, brain, or kidneys, become narrowed or clogged. It affects over 8 million Americans, most over the age of 50. It may result…

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

What Do I Need to Know About Peripheral Arterial Disease? What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Commonly referred to as “poor circulation,” Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) is the restriction of blood flow in the arteries of the leg. When arteries become narrowed by plaque, the oxygen-rich blood flowing through the arteries…

Osteomyelitis

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is a type of bacterial bone infection that moves from acute to chronic phases quickly. The infection usually begins in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via blood. Traumatic injury, frequent medication injections, the use of a prosthetic device, and some surgical procedures can…

Neuroma

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Neuroma, a Form of Nerve Damage Neuromas are benign and enlarged nerve growths. They most commonly originate between the third and fourth toes.   Typically, neuromas develop due to irritation of the nerves. The irritation may be caused by tissue rubbing against the nerves, ill-fitting footwear or by abnormal bone…

Neurolysis

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Therapeutic Procedure for Neuromas Neurolysis is a therapeutic procedure used to treat neuromas. During this nonsurgical procedure, the affected nerve is chemically destroyed via seven weekly injections of ethanol mixed with a local anesthetic. Because nerve tissue has an affinity for ethanol, it absorbs the substance, which, after repeated exposure, becomes toxic…

Neuroma Surgery

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

Neuroma: Is Surgery the Answer for You? A neuroma is an issue with the nerve. It is an abnormality and the nerve has been damaged. The damage may have occured due to trauma or because of an irregularity of the foot. Neuromas are frequently located in the ball of the foot. Your…

Morton’s Neuroma

Vascular/Nerve Problems | August 17, 2017

What is Morton’s Neuroma? What is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs at the base of the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes…