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When Should I See a Podiatrist (Foot Doctor)?

Taking care of your feet may start with proper hygiene and shoes, but foot and ankle pain or discomfort should be closely monitored and treated. If you notice changes or pain in your feet, you may need to see a Podiatrist. It is not normal to have pain or
May 21st, 2021

Is Your Achilles Tendonitis Turning Into Your Achilles Heel?

Achilles was almost completely invincible, with the exception of his heel (Achilles' heel). Whether or not the stories from The Iliad and The Odyssey are factual, the Achilles tendon is a commonly injured area. Any Achilles injuries can be detrimental!
Feb 1st, 2023

Plantar Fasciitis in Marietta

While there are many possible problems that can cause heel pain in our feet, plantar fasciitis is a very common ailment. We want to be able to walk around Marietta Square and walk around the Big Chicken without limping!
Jan 16th, 2023

Be Good to Your Feet!  A Foot Doctor’s Tips

Happy New Year (2023) to everyone! As we are all making resolutions that we may or may not keep, please keep your feet in mind! There are many things you can do for your feet that are easy and can prevent many unwanted foot problems!
Jan 5th, 2023

A Marietta Foot Doctor’s Take on Hammertoes

A hammertoe can happen to any of the toes of the feet. It occurs when a toe contracts or pulls more than it normally should. As there are changes that occur, it is possible to get pain to the top, bottom, or tip of the affected toes.
Jan 1st, 2023

Ingrown Toenail Treatment by Your Foot Doctor

Sharp stabbing pain at the ends of your toes?! Ingrown toenail affecting your walking?! Don’t ignore your toe pain! Seek medical care from your local foot doctor as soon as possible!
Nov 25th, 2022

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment and Custom Orthotics in Marietta

Don't spend an arm and a leg on custom orthotics! There are stores that will try to charge you hundreds of dollars for generic over-the-counter inserts that will not alleviate your plantar fasciitis or foot pain! Make an appointment with a foot doctor!
Nov 17th, 2022

A Marietta Podiatrist Take on Frostbite of the Foot

It's getting to be the end of fall down here in Georgia, and the temperatures are starting to drop! It is very important to keep a close eye on your toes and feet, to make sure they aren't getting too cold. Bundle up! Wear thick socks!
Oct 31st, 2022

Heel Pain

Heel pain can have a variety of causative factors! Many people will try to self-diagnose, but might be treating the wrong foot condition. Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, calcaneus stress fractures, etc are some of the many possibilities!
Oct 12th, 2022

Curing Plantar Fasciitis

While we do a lot of walking in Marietta (Kennesaw Battlefield, Pine Mountain, etc), you should limit activity when you notice symptoms of plantar fasciitis starting to flare up. The earlier that you make an appointment with your foot doctor, the better!
Oct 3rd, 2022

A Marietta Podiatrist’s Take on Lisfranc Foot Injury

Patients may experience sprains, dislocations, fractures, or capsulitis at this joint. Most patient will relate swelling, ecchymosis (bruising), and possible limping. Getting a foot x-ray by your foot doctor (Podiatrist) is imperative.
Oct 2nd, 2022

A Marietta Podiatrists Take on Puncture Wounds of the Foot

Puncture wounds can happen to anyone, but are more common amongst patients with peripheral neuropathy. A puncture wound is caused by an object (usually a nail), that either punctures directly through the skin or through a shoe and through the skin.
Aug 19th, 2022

Thinking About Bunion Surgery?

If you’ve already attempted conservative treatment measures (bunion corrector, inserts, toe spacers, shoes, etc) to try to get rid of your bunion pain, and nothing is working, it might be time to consider bunion surgery.
Aug 15th, 2022

Wound Care Doctor for Foot and Leg Wounds

Drs Ryan and Shaynah Goldfine are Wound Care doctors and surgeons. With an extensive background in wound care, there are many different ways to expedite healing and prevent wounds to the feet and legs.
Jul 30th, 2022

A Podiatrist's Take on Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Looking for peroneal tendonitis treatment? Our Podiatrists in Marietta are here to help. Whether it is the peroneus longus or peroneus brevis tendon that is injured, early foot and ankle treatment is paramount!
May 11th, 2022

Podiatrist Update on Ingrown Toenail Removal

Please feel free to reach out to our office to see our Ingrown Toenail Specialists! Our Podiatrists (Drs Goldfine) will perform a thorough evaluation and review treatment options for your ingrown toenail!
Apr 28th, 2022

A Marietta Podiatrist’s Take on Sprained Ankle

Our foot and ankle ligaments are in charge of keeping our joint together in the proper position, and a sprain or torn ligament can cause other problems. You may experience ankle pain, ankle swelling, ecchymosis, and a loose or rigid ankle.
Apr 28th, 2022

Minimally Invasive Bunion Foot Surgery

Bunions are bony protrusions affecting your big toe joint. Although the appearance of a bunion is bad enough, the effects can grow much worse if you don't get treatment.
Jan 1st, 2022

Ingrown Toenail Removal

Our Podiatrists do an excellent job at explaining possible treatment options. If needed, an in-office procedure can be performed, where a sliver of the toenail is removed.
Dec 5th, 2021

A Marietta Podiatrist’s Take on Diabetes and Foot Care

Proper foot care is especially critical for diabetics because they are prone to foot problems such as loss of feeling in their feet, changes in the shape of their foot, poor circulation and sores that do not heal.  Daily foot care is important!
Nov 10th, 2021

Orthotics are Good For Your Feet

Custom orthotics can relieve your pain. Custom orthotics should never cost you more than $800! For good over-the-counter orthotics (orthotics you can receive the same day), you should not have to pay more than $70 per pair!
Oct 14th, 2021

Foot callus? Foot Corn? Foot wart?

What’s the difference between corns, calluses, and warts? Some people may find it difficult to differentiate between corns, calluses, and warts. Corns and calluses are caused by excess pressure on your feet when walking or standing.
Sep 3rd, 2021

Heel Spur Cure

If you experience heel pain that doesn’t seem to go away, please reach out to our office. At Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb in Marietta, Georgia, Ryan Goldfine, DPM and Shaynah Goldfine, DPM offer surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.
Sep 3rd, 2021

A Podiatrist's Summer Foot Care Guide

Summer is great for a variety of reasons! More ice cream, vacations, going to the beach, relaxing by the pool, and school is out! While out having a good time, it is still important to take proper care of your feet!
Aug 2nd, 2021

A Marietta Podiatrist’s Take on Plantar Warts

Whether you have a wart on the bottom of your foot or a wart on your toe, a foot wart can be unsightly! In addition to being off-putting, they can be very painful when the warts form on a weight-bearing surface of your foot. If you start noticing signs of
Feb 28th, 2021

Why see a Podiatrist about your Morton's Neuroma?

If you’re having foot pain in the front of your foot that radiates into your toes or back towards your ankle, you might have a Morton’s neuroma! Our office treats neuromas with conservative treatments, surgery, and minimally invasive surgery techniques.
Feb 18th, 2021

Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery

With a hypermobile join, unstable joint, or a large angle of bunion deformity, a Lapiplasty bunion surgery is the ideal foot surgery. It is a 3D bunion surgery. Reach out to our foot doctors to find out if it is the correct procedure for you!
Feb 17th, 2021

Ankle Surgery and You

Ankle Fracture? Ankle Sprain? Tendonitis? We are here to help you with a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, whether surgical or conservative treatment is needed.
Feb 14th, 2021

Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery

There are multiple types of elective surgeries to be considered. Whichever route you choose, your goal should be to create a treatment plan in partnership with your physician. Knowledge and understanding of the surgery details, risks involved, and outcomes
Feb 8th, 2021

What to do with a Broken Ankle?

Lateral malleolus fracture? Medial Malleolus Fracture? Bimalleolar fracture? Trimalleolar fracture? Compound ankle fracture? Tibia fracture? Fibula Fracture? Maisonneuve fracture?
Feb 4th, 2021

Ingrown Toenail Trouble?!

Our skilled Podiatrists are trained in a special technique for ingrown toenail removal that is more cosmetic and less damaging to the rest of the toenail and toe.  At our office, we see a high volume of ingrown toenails with various presentations.
Feb 3rd, 2021

The Heel Pain Drain

Drs. Goldfine are excellent at narrowing down diagnosis differentials and determining the cause of heel pain. It is important to know the pathology (the cause) of the pain before you attempt treatment.
Feb 3rd, 2021

Long Toenails

Cutting Long Toenails It is important to keep toenails cut to hygenic length and thickness. In addition to being painful, long toenails can lead to damaged/discolored nails, ingrown nails, and possibly infection.
Jul 11th, 2019

Type Of Feet

Foot Shapes There are various types of foot shapes. Some feet have high arches (pes cavus) and some feet have low arches (pes planus).
Jul 10th, 2019

Bump On Foot

Painful Bunion A bunion is a misalignment of the bones in the big toe. This increased angle from the bones can cause a bump on the side or top of the big toe joint.
Jul 10th, 2019

Feet Doctors

Podiatrist? Chiropodist? Feet Doctors? Foot and Ankle Surgeon? Lower Extremity Specialist? Wound Care Specialist? Doctor of Podiatric Medicine?
May 10th, 2019