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Welcome Back Dr. Mitchell Hilsen!

We are pleased to announce that Mitchell Hilsen, DPM will be back practicing at  Village Podiatry Centers of Roswell, starting April 15, 2021. He is excited to be back treating patients in the Roswell community! Dr. Hilsen is the CMO, Chief Medical Officer for Village Podiatry Centers. As Chief Medical Officer, he is responsible for overseeing best practices and best clinical …

Happy National Foot Health Awareness Month!

The month of April is designated toward bringing Foot Health to the forefront of conversation, so that will be the intention of the Blog this week.  Keeping your feet in their best condition can make you feel better all over.  We all know, when our feet hurt, our entire body hurts!  Did you know… – …

Laser Therapy for Treatment of Onychomycosis: Fact or Fiction?

Lets quickly review the basics: what is onychomycosis?   Onychomycosis (on-EE-ko-my-KO-sis) is a fungal infection of the nail that can be caused by 3 types of fungus: non-dermatophytic molds, yeasts, and dermatophytes.  The most common infective “bug,” accounting for 70% of all toenail infections, is a dermatophyte by the name of T. rubrum.  The names, none …

To Run With or Without Shoes…That is The Question!

In recent years, much discussion has surrounded the topic of Barefoot Running.  The benefits versus the risks of running barefoot have the medical community divided on which is “best” and for which running populations.  International athletes suck as Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia have successfully competed in long-distance running events without the aid of shoes; if …

There’s Such a Thing as a Total Ankle Replacement?

Within the last several years, although around for decades, Total Ankle Replacements have been gaining popularity in both the Podiatric and Orthopedic medical fields as a means of treating chronic ankle arthritis and pain.  On the tails of success of the total knee and total hip replacements, used for treating painful hip and knee joints …

Fun for the Podiatric Surgeon; Not So Much Fun for the Patient!

As a human being, I never want to see anyone get injured, but as a medical professional, if no one ever did, I would be out of a job!  So sometimes, injuries are fun to see, as it presents a challenge for determining the best option for treatment.  About a week ago a patient came …