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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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What is Toenail Fungus?

Do your toenails appear yellow, brittle or thickened? Then perhaps you suffer from and infection, a condition called nail fungus. Nail fungus can be caused by heavy foot perspiration, poor shoe/sock ventilation, or walking barefoot in damp areas such as a gym or locker room. Until now, the only solution…

Venous Stasis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…