Advanced Podiatric Procedures & Services in Canton, GA
With an office located in Canton, Georgia, our podiatrist Dwayne A. Lay, DPM of Elite Foot and Ankle has the equipment and expertise to tackle all of your foot or ankle concerns. Dr. Lay treats and extends his services to patients of all ages in the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. He specializes in sports medicine, emergency and elective surgery of the foot, children’s injuries and wound care. Our office also provides pre-fabricated and custom orthotics and braces. Please call our office in Canton at (770) 765-5828 for an appointment.
Common Foot & Ankle Conditions and Problems
Ankle sprains are very common injuries with more than 3 million suffered each year in the US. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn. Medical attention will be necessary to rule out a fracture, as often it is difficult to tell the full extent of the injury.
A bunion is a bone deformity usually occurring at the base of the big toe. This is a progressive condition that is made worse by inward pressure from tight shoes. Bunions can be very painful, and in some instances surgery may be necessary to remove them.
Flat feet is a condition where the entire, or nearly entire, bottom of the foot meets the ground when standing. Depending on the severity, symptoms of flat feet can range from severe pain to non-existent.
Hammertoe is a characterized by one or more of the toes having a bend in the middle joint. This occurs because of weakening of the muscle due to poorly fitted shoes or a genetically inherited trait.
A heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel. It is often confused with plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. When a heel spur is painful it can make it quite difficult to walk.
Corns and calluses are hard layers of skin that usually form due to friction. Generally, they will be in areas of the foot that are bearing weight, or areas that frequently rub against the shoe. Soft corns are typically found between the toes.
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that affects countless people around the world. It will manifest itself on the skin of the foot, in many cases in between the toes. Because fungi proliferate in warm, damp environments, keeping the feet clean and dry is of utmost importance in avoiding athlete’s foot.
- Accessory Navicular Syndrome
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Acute Inflamation
- Ankle Arthroscopy
- Ankle Fractures
- Ankle Sprain
- Bone Healing
- Bunion Surgery/Hallux Valgus Repair
- Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease)
- Capsulitis of the Second Toe
- Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
- Charcot Foot
- Chronic Ankle Instability
- Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Flatfoot Surgery
- Flexible Flatfoot
- Fracture Repair
- Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
- Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
- Ganglion Cyst
- Haglund’s Deformity
- Hallux Rigidus
- Hammertoe Surgery
- Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Ingrown Toenail
- Instructions For Using Crutches
- Lisfranc Injuries
- Malignant Melanoma
- Morton’s Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma)
- Os Trigonum Syndrome
- Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Pediatric Flatfoot
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Peroneal Tendon Injuries
- Plantar Fibroma
- Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris)
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
- Puncture Wounds
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Foot Ankle
- Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
- Soft Tissue Biopsy
- Surgery for an Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Surgery for Chronic Achilles Tendon Disorders
- Surgery for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability
- Tailor’s Bunion (Bunionette)
- Tailor’s Bunion Surgery
- Talar Dome Lesion
- Tarsal Coalition
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Toe and Metatarsal Fractures