Many people do not think about their feet when applying sunscreen, but did you know that the skin on your feet is highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin cancer? Dr. Shelly Sedberry, a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) warns that skin cancer of the foot is prevalent and can even be fatal if not caught early.
Today’s Podiatrist is the heel pain expert. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) complete years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric medical school and hospital-based residency. They are uniquely qualified to treat plantar fasciitis and other conditions that cause heel pain.
Spring is sports season for many amateur athletes and weekend warriors in the Four-State Area. It's also ankle sprain season for one area foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Sedberry shares three spring ankle sprain prevention tips.
Shoal Creek Foot & Ankle Center remains open and patients should feel confident visiting our clinic. We have implemented new protocols to reduce health risks for everyone.
Many pregnant women believe sore feet are just a side effect of pregnancy, but this is not the case. If you are pregnant, follow these simple tips to help alleviate foot pain and keep your feet more comfortable.
Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against shoes.
Caring for your diabetic feet is essential to healthy living. Make routine foot care appointments with with your foot and ankle surgeon to help ward off ulcerations and more serious issues.
For runners, the feet and ankles are vulnerable to injury. Be on the alert for signs of foot problems that can slow you down if not treated promptly.
The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with little or improper long-distance training. The lack of experience coupled with the repetitive impact placed on the feet during a long run can produce enough stress to cause hairline breaks in the bones of the foot.
Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds, and snowy, icy conditions. According to Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS, falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. She offers these tips to keep you safe this winter season.