Diagnosing Back Pain

Check out Dr. Christian Smith's interview on LIVE at 9:00, WREG News Channel 3. Dr. Smith describes how back pain can sometimes be associated with conditions of the feet.

Back-to-School Shoe Shopping

When shopping for new shoes, it is important to keep in mind the role shoes play in preventing foot problems and injuries. Here are five tips for selecting the best shoes for your child. Note: this may include a compromise between a favorite “in-style” design and a

Getting Ready For Summer

Do your feet look like this? Warmer, sandal weather is right around the corner. Now is the time to correct foot conditions that can cause discomfort or embarrassment during the warm Summer months when bare feet are in fashion! Let our doctors at MSFAS take care of

What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists are rigorously trained in conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg to help diagnose and treat all conditions of the foot and ankle in adults

9th Annual Sugar Run

The 9th annual Sugar Run was held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at WC Johnson Park in Collierville. Dr. Julie Kate Webster of MSFAS is the co-chair of the Sugar Run along with Dr. Kashif Latif of AM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. The race benefits JDRF whose


As fall is well underway , it is important to be mindful of the possibly damaging effects the summer sun had on your skin. Now is the time to do a “mole check” and catch melanomas early. Melanoma is the most serious type of cancer of the

TPMA President

Dr. Chad E. Webster of Memphis, TN, was elected President of the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association at their Annual Meeting, which took place September 17-20, in Nashville, TN. Dr. Webster is a founding partner of Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists, which has four offices throughout the Mid-South,

Nail Trauma

A very common and under-treated form of trauma is that to the toenail itself. Trauma to the nail occurs from a variety of mechanisms, with sports, kicking furniture and doors opening across toes being common causes. Obviously going bare foot or wearing open toe shoes are big

Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month

September is Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness (PAD) Month. PAD can cause leg/foot pain and can result in lower extremity wounds and limb loss if not treated. MSFAS can HELP. Call us for an appointment today - 901-309-7700. We have four convenient locations: Cordova, East Memphis, Midtown and

Growth Plate (Physeal) Fractures

Growth plate injuries are an interesting and challenging group of injuries based on the unique characteristics of skeletally immature bone in the developing pediatric patient. Generally they are seen after twisting or compressive forces are applied to a bone. They can occur at any age and care

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a very common injury and can happen to any person in any age group. Common ways that people are injured include sports, work, daily activities or simply mis-stepping on uneven ground. The injury occurs with twisting or inversion of the ankle, which is

Digital (Toe) Fractures

Digital (Toe) fractures are a common injury experienced by thousands of Americans annually. The injury is usually caused by a combination of forces which lead to a disruption in the bone cortex resulting in a visible break on x-ray. In the most severe cases, bone can actually

Pediatric Flatfoot

Back to school days are fast approaching. There are so many things on our to do list to get our children ready for school – purchasing supplies and school clothes, getting physicals and shot records, registering them for school and sports, etc. When preparing for school, don’t

Achilles Tendinitis

A common injury to individuals who play recreational sports is a pain behind the heel, Achilles Tendonitis. Do you suffer from pain in the heel when you first step out of bed? AT usually occurs when someone is overusing this tendon while exercising or using incorrect form

Dr. Nathan Coleman

Dr. Coleman is a native of Northeast Mississippi. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry in 2008. He went on to pursue his medical training at Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine

Take The Hammer Out Of Your Toe

Hammertoe is a common toe condition where there is bending in any of the little toes causing a claw-like position of the toe. The abnormal bending can cause pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop such as pain, corns, and calluses. The hammertoe


Do you suffer from pain caused by a bunion? Are you embarrassed to wear sandals? Many people suffer from a common foot deformity, bunions. Many believe they have to live with the discomfort, but there are treatment options available. Bunions are described as a bump on the

Charcot Foot

Physicians at Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialists collaborate with local medical manufacturers to reconstruct their patient’s Charcot foot by using an external fixator. This surgery will help prevent further infection, pain, difficulty walking and ultimately limb loss. Charcot is a sudden softening of the bones and collapsing

MSFAS Raises Nearly $100k For Diabetes Research

Mr. Nick Herbstrith, Dr. Ami Herbstrith, Dr. Julie Kate Webster and Dr. Chad Webster attended JDRF’s Promise Ball, Saturday, May 9th as Dr. Julie Kate Webster was acknowledged for her continued support through the annual Sugar Run, which has raised nearly $100,000 for diabetes research. Mid-South Foot

MSFAS and Vascular Access Centers Collaborate to SAVE LIMBS and LIVES

On April 29th, Dr. Christian Smith had the pleasure of speaking and presenting a lecture about diabetic foot problems, poor circulation, and treatment options to the Mid-South Nephrology Nursing Association. The presentation was a collaboration between MSFAS and Ryan Deedy from Vascular Access Centers. Diabetes is the

Ingrown Toenails

What causes them? Ingrown toenails are most common in the big toe, and occur most often from poor-fitting footwear. This is because tight shoes can put pressure on the nail, and force them to grow downwards instead of growing outwards. They can also occur from direct trauma,

Sugar Run 5K

Every November, in conjunction with National Diabetes Month, MSFAS sponsors the Sugar Run 5K. This race, chaired by MSFAS’s Dr. Julie Kate Webster along with endocrinologist, Dr. Kashif Latif, benefits research to cure diabetes. The Sugar Run will be held at Johnson Park in Collierville, TN on

Unable To Wear Those Heels??? Memphis Podiatrist, MSFAS, Can Help!!!

Victoria Beckham. Michelle Yeoh. Sarah Jessica Parker. What do these ladies have in common? Less than perfect feet!!! Each of these ladies suffers from a BUNION. You may have heard of bunions and associated them with old age. That isn’t the case. Bunions are very often caused

Do Your Feet Smell??????

Closed shoes and sweaty feet can lead to some pretty powerful foot odor. It’s not particular to a gender, both male and female can have a foot odor and it can be pretty embarrassing especially in public.  Here are some tips to help keep this at bay.

Pain In The Ball Of Your Foot

Many people experience pain in the ball of the foot. Although there are several conditions that can cause pain in the ball of the foot, one of the most common causes is capsulitis. Capsulitis in when the soft tissue surrounding a joint becomes inflamed. This causes pain

5 Reasons To See A Doctor Fast

1. The faster you seek treatment, the easier it is to treat. Someone that comes in with heel pain that’s only been present for one week will respond to treatment quicker than someone that has been dealing with it for 8 months.  The longer you wait to

When to See a Podiatrist About Flat Feet

Flat feet, fallen arches, or “pes planus” is normally a symptomless and fortunately painless condition. It is characterized by the arch of the foot collapsing completely, which causes the entire sole of the foot to come into perfect contact with the ground. An estimated 20-30 percent of

Preventing Athlete’s Foot Infection

So you had a great time at the swimming pool, but a strange itching sensation has since snuck its way in between your toes. Turns out moisture and bare feet don’t make such a great combo, and you’re left with a case of athlete’s foot for your

St. Francis Hospital Bartlett Anniversary

Drs. Chad and Julie Kate Webster with their children enjoy the 10th Anniversary carnival at St. Francis Hospital Bartlett. MSFAS and SFHB have worked together over the last 10 years to provide quality foot and ankle care to patients admitted to the hospital and patients who are

Your Feet Need Sunscreen

Feet are covered in skin and need protection just like the rest of your exposed body parts. I admit I have been guilty of slathering SPF on my shoulders and missing my feet causing a sun burn on the top of them. This is not only painful,

JDRF Promise Ball

Dr. Chad Webster and Dr. Julie Kate Webster attended JDRF’s Promise Ball. Dr. Julie Kate Webster presented JDRF with a check for $17,000 raised at the 8th annual Sugar Run, which she co-chairs. Join us November 2014 for the Sugar Run 5K sponsored by MSFAS to raise

MSFAS Supports St. Jude at the Rock-n-Roll Marathon

Dr. Ami Herbstrith completed the 1/2 Marathon supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!!! And Sherrie Serca, NP completed the full marathon!!! Congrats!!! Thanks for all you do for our patients and practice at Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialists!!!