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Patient Education

Scheduled Seminars and Events

Dr. Lang and his staff believe that informed patients make better decisions about their health. With that in mind, we have created an extensive patient resource center covering an array of foot related topics. We regualrly conduct educational seminars on the most current podiatric subjects, such as fungal laser treatments, diabetic foot care, diabetic nutrition with our staff nutritionist, and many other podiatric issues.

Patient Education

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... Ankle Instability Ankle Sprain Arthritis                Athlete's Foot Basketball Injuries Blisters Bone Spurs Bunions Calcaneal Apophysitis Calluses Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain Corns Crush Injuries       Custom-Made Orthotics          Diabetic Foot Care Diabetic Wound Care Fitness And Your Feet Foot Drop Foot Odor Fractures Fungal Nails Hammertoes Ingrown Nails KeryFlex Nail Restoration Metatarsalgia Morton's Neuroma MRI Neuropathy Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Warts Sesamoiditis Shin Splints Sports Injuries Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Toenail Fungus Laser Urgent Foot Care   Ankle Instability Ankle instability is a condition in which it feels as though the outer side of your ankle is going to give way...

Diabetic Foot Care
...If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, you should obtain new and properly fitted shoes immediately...

What Is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, or doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnoses of and treatments for foot and ankle problems such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, Morton's neuroma, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, and calluses...

Hammertoes
... Causes of Hammertoe Arthritis Heredity Muscle imbalance Trauma to the toe Wearing shoes that fit too tightly Symptoms of Hammertoe Corns and calluses on the top of the toe's middle joint or on the tip of the toe Difficulty in finding comfortable shoes Pain in the toes Treatments for Hammertoe Steroid injection therapy, which can sometimes reduce inflammation at the joint Surgery, for the most severe cases Using commercially available straps, cushions, or nonmedicated corn pads Wearing shoes with soft, roomy toe boxes that allow you to stretch your toes and strengthen their muscles Prevention of Hammertoe Have someone treat you to a foot massage--doctor's orders! Keep your feet up when sitting down Wear appropriate shoes that are comfortable; custom-made orthotics, available at New Orleans Podiatry Associates, may also slow the progress of hammertoes   For more information on hammertoe treatment, call New Orleans Podiatry Associates in New Orleans, LA, at (504) 897-3627...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's Foot Blisters Calluses Corns Heel Pain (including heel spurs) New Orleans Podiatry Associates can diagnose, treat, and provide long-term care for these and other foot ailments...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, calluses, and corns...

Diabetic Handbook
... Avoid cutting corns and calluses...

Advice for Bunion Pain Sufferers
...You should contact our New Orleans or Metairie office if you notice the following symptoms: An enlarged, visible bulge on your big toe joint Frequent pain, swelling, or redness around your big toe joint Irritation, corns, or calluses caused by the overlap of the first and second toes Restricted movement of your big toe or foot that prevents you from performing normal activities Treatment for a bunion will vary depending on its severity...

Corns
...  Causes of Corns Friction or pressure on the feet, often when toes rub against the inside of your shoe Hammertoes Wearing ill-fitting shoes--tight and high-heeled shoes squeeze your feet; loose shoes can cause your feet to slide and rub against the shoes; and shoes with thin soles can increase the amount of pressure on the balls of your feet Symptoms of Corns Hard corns have firm and thick surfaces, and they may also have yellow rings and gray centers Soft corns look like open sores While corns rarely cause pain, placing undue amounts of pressure on your feet may lead to pain Credit: Marionette Treatments for Corns A podiatrist may cut the corn...

Plantar Warts
...Warts may be confused for calluses and corns; while they may appear similar, warts are distinct because of the viral cause...

How to Relieve Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction...

How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
... Never treat corns or calluses on your own...

Diabetic Wound Care
... Diabetes can contribute to numerous foot ailments: blisters, bunions, calluses, corns, fungal nail infections, hammertoes, ingrown nails, and plantar warts...

July Articles 2014
... By forcing the toes into a small toe box, and putting a great deal of pressure on the ball of the foot, high-heels can cause or worsen many foot problems, such as corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

High Heels May Be Banned in Russia
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

Hammering Out Painful Hammertoe
...Other signs and symptoms include: Difficult or painful motion of a toe joint Redness or swelling at a toe joint Development of calluses and corns Open sores in severe cases The foot and ankle professionals at our New Orleans office recommend the following for preventing and reducing the symptoms associated with hammertoe: Wear comfortable, proper-fitting shoes that provide support and allow enough room for your toes Avoid high-heeled or narrow-toed shoes Stretch your toe muscles to relieve pressure and pain Apply splints, cushions or pads to relieve pressure Moisturize with cream to keep the skin soft Generally, a modification of footwear will reduce the symptoms associated with hammertoe...

August Articles 2014
...Peripheral issues that are caused by diabetes and can affect the foot include athlete’s foot, nail infections, corns, blisters, bunions, severe dry skin, plantar warts and ingrown toenails...

September Articles 2014
...Symptoms of hammertoe include, but may not be limited to, pain and difficult mobility of the toes, deformity, and calluses or corns from toes abrading one another...

October Articles 2014
...Peripheral issues that are caused by diabetes and can affect the foot include athlete’s foot, nail infections, corns, blisters, bunions, severe dry skin, plantar warts and ingrown toenails...

UK Woman Confuses Plantar Warts for Corns
Kelly Bradford found several lumps in her heels and first believed them to be corns due to their rough texture...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, poor fitting shoes are a frequent cause of foot problems and discomfort, including calluses, corns, bunions and blisters, just to name a few...

February Articles 2015
... By forcing the toes into a small toe box, and putting a great deal of pressure on the ball of the foot, high-heels can cause or worsen many foot problems, such as corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

3D-printed High Heel features Shock Absorbent Heel
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

March Articles 2015
...Symptoms of hammertoe include, but may not be limited to, pain and difficult mobility of the toes, deformity, and calluses or corns from toes abrading one another...

April Articles 2015
... Corns: What Are They, and How Do You Get Rid of Them Corns are thickened areas on the skin’s surface, to the point of being irritating and sometimes painful...

Quality Shoe Materials can help prevent Foot Problems
...The shoes look great but that are not as quality, putting customers feet at risk for problems such as corns...

Bunions
... Causes of Bunions Although not hereditary, they do tend to run in families because of faulty foot structure Flat feet Injuries Neuromuscular problems Occupations that require you to place great strain on your feet Pronated feet (feet that roll inward when walking or running) Wearing shoes that are too tight Symptoms of Bunions A bony bump on the side of your foot at the base of the big toe Corns or other irritations caused by the overlap of the big and second toes Pain, redness, or swelling at the metatarsophalangeal joint Restricted or painful movement of the big toe Conservative Treatment for Bunions Changing to carefully fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth Exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis Orthotic devices—both over-the-counter and custom-made—to help stabilize the joint and place the foot in the correct position for walking and standing--NOPA offers more than 150 unique custom-made orthotics Protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and to help reduce inflammation and skin problems Removal of corns and calluses on the foot Splints for nighttime wear to help the toes and joint align properly (This is often recommended for adolescents with bunions because their bones are still developing and may be adaptable...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...

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