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Could You Have a Morton’s Neuroma? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment!

A Morton’s neuroma is a non-cancerous thickening of nerve tissue along the foot that carries sensations from the toes.  Once swelling begins, the nearby bones and ligaments put pressure on the nerve, causing inflammation and terrible irritation. This produces symptoms like burning pain, numbness, tingling and other abnormal sensations in the toes.    NEUROMA SYMPTOMS A […]

Bunion Surgery – Is it right for you?

Do you or someone you know suffer from painful bunions? While they’re a quite common foot deformity, people unnecessarily suffer with pain for years before seeking treatment. Da Vinci Foot and Ankle specializes in both conservative treatments and bunion surgical options to effectively correct and eliminate painful bunions. Do You Have a Bunion? Bunions can form in individuals […]

Laser Treatment For Scars – Da Vinci Foot and Ankle

While some consider scars something to be proud of (like a battle wound), for others, scars are unpleasant reminders of trauma or accidents that was out of their control. Scars can be unsightly and embarrassing at times and until recently there haven’t been many effective methods to get rid of them for good. Da Vinci […]

Da Vinci Foot and Ankle – More Than Podiatry

About Us At Da Vinci Foot and Ankle, Dr. Christopher Menke and Dr. Allison Menke (brother and sister) started with a vision that medical practices need to get back to being truly patient care driven. Their mission is to establish tailored treatment options for patients with foot and ankle ailments. Not every patient is the […]

5 Big Toe Bummers – Common Causes of Big Toe Pain

Our big toes are a surprisingly sensitive part of our bodies. Even the tiniest problem can cause us terrible pain. In this blog, we’re going to give an overview of some of the most common causes of big toe pain and their solutions. 5 Big Toe Bummers Ingrown Toenails An ingrown toenail happens when the […]

6 Things Runners Can Do to Prevent Foot and Leg Cramps

Foot and Leg cramps are painful muscle spasms that develop seemingly out of the blue. These muscle cramps not only interrupt your exercise, they can cause injury to the muscle fibers and lead to more serious issues down the road if they go unaddressed. From shallow breathing to dehydration, foot and leg cramps while running […]

5 Simple Stretches for Happy Ankles

The risk of an ankle sprain increases with age when supporting muscles weaken and there is a lack of care to stretch, engage and strengthen the ankle ligaments and structure. As dooming as this may sound, you can help prevent not only ankle sprains, but a weakening ankle system all together with simple stretching and […]

Dangers of Flip-Flops: America’s Favorite Summer Shoe

With temperatures rising, our wardrobes change significantly, and footwear is no exception. Before you grab your flip-flops, we urge you to take caution when choosing your every-day “shoes” this summer. Long term flip-flop use can not only be bad for your feet, but can also effect other parts of your body from your ankles and […]

Feet Gone Wild: Spring Break Foot Tips and Hazards

Feet Gone Wild: Spring Break Foot Tips & Hazards Blisters, Swelling and Foot Pain Oh My! Spring Break is almost here in Georgia and we are all too eager to give you tips to help you avoid the most common spring break foot hazards before you go!  There’s nothing worse than coming back from break with […]

Most Flattering Foot and Leg Poses for Pictures

Most Flattering Foot and Leg Poses for Pictures With Spring Break on its way, Easter coming up and BBQ season approaching, it’s inevitable that you’ll be asked to be in a plethora of photos whether you want to or not. To some of you, “Let’s put this on Facebook!”, just makes your stomach drop. Proper foot […]