Blog Archive

Orthotics are Good For Your Feet Oct 14th, 2021

Custom orthotics can last years, and can also significantly improve your gait while decreasing pain. True custom orthotics are prescribed by a physician and are made in a lab. Custom orthotics should never cost you more than $800! For good over-the-counter orthotics (orthotics you can receive the same day), you...

Foot callus? Foot Corn? Foot wart? Sep 3rd, 2021

What’s the difference between corns, calluses, and warts? It can be difficult to differentiate between corns, calluses, and warts. Corns and calluses are caused by excess pressure on your feet when walking or standing. Warts, on the other hand, are caused by exposure to a certain strain of human papillomavirus...

Heel Spur Cure Sep 3rd, 2021

My heel hurts! Heel pain can be a huge bummer when every step you take is painful. Heel pain is not normal, and you should not have to live with it! While heel spurs may be present on x-rays (radiographs), if is very rare that spurs are removed surgically. Numerous...

A Podiatrist's Summer Foot Care Guide Aug 2nd, 2021

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! Here are a few helpful tips to help ensure...

When to See Your Podiatrist About Achilles Tendonitis Jul 25th, 2021

The Achilles tendon is the union of three very strong muscles (the soleus and the two gastrocnemius muscles) that attach to the back of your heel. If this important tendon slowed down a favored hero in the Iliad, it can slow anyone down! It is not normal to have pain...

A Trauma Podiatrist’s Take on Foot Fractures and Ankle Fractures Jun 30th, 2021

Ankle and Foot Trauma Sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, falls, or just slipping on a curb, foot and ankle fractures can happen to anyone! As with most injuries, early intervention is paramount! Whether you choose to see Dr. Goldfine or another foot and ankle doctor, please seek care as soon...

When Should I See a Podiatrist? May 21st, 2021

Podiatrists are medical doctors and surgeons who specialize in care and treatment for your lower extremities — your ankles and feet — . After four years of Podiatry school, three years of medical/surgical residency are required to become a licensed Podiatrist. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, or DPMs, are physicians and...

A Kennesaw Podiatrist Take on Little Toe Pain (5th Toe) May 3rd, 2021

That little toe can cause a lot of pain! We have seen many patients in our office who are limping from a painful little toe. If the pain is affecting your daily activities, please reach out to our foot doctors!   Little Toe Problems The 5th toe an cause pain...

A Kennesaw Podiatrist Take on Toe Surgery May 3rd, 2021

Toe pain can slow anyone down, which is why we are here to help! Our surgeons are trained in a variety of conservative and surgical treatment options for toe pain treatment. Schedule an appointment with us, and we can review all of your options.   Toe Evaluation Hammer toe: sagital...

A Marietta Podiatrist’s Take on Plantar Warts Feb 28th, 2021

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...

Why see a Podiatrist about your Morton's Neuroma? Feb 18th, 2021

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. Don’t be intimidated by the term neuroma! Morton’s neuroma is actually a misnomer, as the issue is really a neuritis (swelling or thickening...

Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery Feb 17th, 2021

Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle? Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. Ouch! A common misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be "shaved off". In reality, bunions are complex deformities...

Ankle Surgery and You Feb 14th, 2021

Our Ankle Our bodies are strong, but delicate. Once a part of our body is injured it has the potential to affect the rest of the body. The ankle  is an essential part of everyday movement, and it helps support the weight of our entire body.   The ankle is...

Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery Feb 8th, 2021

Elective surgery can be defined as an operation that is scheduled and performed in advance (possibly to prevent future emergency/urgent surgery). It may be done for medical reasons (to help relieve pain and discomfort) or cosmetic reasons. Asking The Important Questions: Foot and Ankle Surgery Your doctor has recommended that you...

What to do with a Broken Ankle? Feb 4th, 2021

Worried that you have a broken ankle? Have you been diagnosed with an ankle fracture on x-ray? Don’t despair! If you are experiencing ankle pain after an ankle injury, seeking help from a foot and ankle surgeon early is of paramount importance. Our office has a state-of-the-art foot and ankle...

Ingrown Toenail Trouble?! Feb 3rd, 2021

Sharp toe pain with every step or light touch? Bacteria starting to turn your toe red and angry? Don’t ignore your ingrown toenail! An ingrown nail might not only be painful, but can lead to a bad and potentially dangerous infection! Our skilled Podiatrists are trained in a special technique...

The Heel Pain Drain Feb 3rd, 2021

My heel hurts! Heel pain can be a huge bummer when every step you take is painful. Heel pain is not normal, and you should not have to live with it! Causes of Heel Pain (There are many possibilities!) Plantar fasciitis Heel spur Achilles tendonitis Flat feet High arches Bone...

Ankle Sprain Giving you Pain? Nov 22nd, 2020

Ankle Sprain Our ankles are made up of 3 bones (the tibia, fibula, and talus) and are held together by strong tissue called ligament. These ligaments purpose is to prevent our jonts from dislocating and allow for stable walking and running. When we twist our ankle (or turn or ankle)...

Don't Let Plantar Fasciitis Ruin Your Day Nov 22nd, 2020

Heel pain  I’m so tired of being in pain with every step!! Whether you’re used to going on walks, chasing after the grandkids, playing football, or just using your feet to get from point A to point B, heel pain can put a huge damper on your day. Many of...

Kennesaw Podiatrists Nov 21st, 2020

We are very excited to be a part of the West Cobb Community! Both Dr. Shaynah Goldfine and I couldn't be happier with our office location. We are right at the corner of Barrett Parkway and Dallas Highway (I-120). As we are a couple doors down from the West Cobb...

Long Toenails Jul 11th, 2019

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. Patients with neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease (poor blood flow), diabetes, or other conditions should have a physician maintain...

Type Of Feet Jul 10th, 2019

Foot Shapes There are various types of foot shapes. Some feet have high arches (pes cavus) and some feet have low arches (pes planus). There are also a few different foot types that some believe correspond to personality. Although not proven, there is a belief that foot shape is correlated...

Bump On Foot Jul 10th, 2019

  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. There are however several treatment methods that will slow down or stop the bunion from...

Feet Doctors May 10th, 2019

Podiatrist? Chiropodist? Feet Doctors? Foot and Ankle Surgeon? Lower Extremity Specialist? Wound Care Specialist? Doctor of Podiatric Medicine?   What is a Podiatrist?   A Podiatrist is a foot and ankle physician who provides both surgical and medical treatment options for their patients. They are lower extremity professionals who diagnose...