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A Foot & Ankle Centers, PC Newsletter

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Nashville, TN  37205

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October , 2014 

elder-hiking-couple.jpg Wishing you all a "spooktacular" October!  As the weather cools down many people will begin to get out and walk with the temperatures being much more comfortable. Just remember to keep good support under your feet and then keep walking to get healthy.


Dr. Cohen and Dr. Bush


The Staff of Foot & Ankle Centers



Is that Nail Fungus I see?

A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas. Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older. 

Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis (also known as athlete's foot). The fungus often starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail. Over time it grows underneath the nail and causes changes to its appearance, such as a yellow or brownish discoloration. It can also cause thickening and deformity of the toenail. 

Many people have difficulty with their toenails and need assistance in caring for them. If you are concerned that you may have toenail fungus the doctors can diagnose the cause of your toenail problems and recommend treatments.  



Many adults complain of having painful feet due to "fallen arches," but is it true that years of wear and tear on the feet can actually cause arches to flatten over time? foot-massage.jpg

Flatfoot in adults is a complex disorder with varying symptoms and degrees of severity.  Although several types of flatfoot exist, they all have one characteristic in common-partial or total collapse of the arch.  Adult flexible flatfoot, one of the most common types of flatfoot, is the clinical condition often referred to as "fallen arches." Adult flexible flatfoot typically begins in childhood or adolescence and continues into adulthood. The condition usually occurs in both feet and generally progresses in severity throughout the adult years. As the deformity worsens, soft

tissues (tendons and ligaments) of the arch may stretch or tear and can become inflamed, causing pain.

Symptoms that often accompany adult flexible flatfoot include pain in the heel, arch, ankle or along the outside of the foot; turned-in ankle; pain associated with a shin splint and general weakness/fatigue in the foot or leg.

If you suffer from any of these painful symptoms, call our office to schedule an appointment for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Many treatment options are available to relieve the painful symptoms of adult flexible flatfoot and to improve foot function. We can recommend a treatment course based on the severity of

your condition, your age, your activity level and other factors.


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