Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... When To Call a Doctor Foot Anatomy Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems Basic Foot Care Guidelines Foot Problems General Statistics Achilles Problems Achilles Tendonitis Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon Ankle Problems Ankle Sprain Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain Osteochondritis Arch and Ball Problems Capsulitis Flat Feet (over pronation) Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball) Plantar Fibromas (lumps in the arch of the foot) Sesamoiditis Common Foot Injuries Ankle Sprain Injuries Broken Ankle Fractures Osteochondritis (stiff ankle) Osteochondromas Shin Splints Sports Injuries Deformities Amniotic Band Syndrome Bunions Claw Toe Clubfoot Dysplasia (Epiphysealis Hemimelica) Enchondroma Flat Feet Gordon Syndrome Haglund's Deformity Hallux Limitus (Stiff Big Toe Joint) Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe) Hallux Varus Hammertoes Jackson-Weiss Syndrome Mallet Toes Metatarsalgia Osteomyelitis (Bone Infections) Overlapping or Underlapping Toes Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Sesamoiditis Spurs Tarsal Coalition Diabetes and Your Feet Diseases of the Foot Arthritis Cancer Charcot Foot Freiberg's Disease Gout Kaposi's Sarcoma (AIDS related) Kohler's Disease Maffucci's Syndrome Ollier's Disease Raynaud's Disease Sever's Disease Sever's Disease Fungus Problems Common Fungal Problems Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis) Fungal Nails Heel Problems Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) Nail Problems Black Toenails Ingrown Toenails Nail Fungus Skin Problems Allergies Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts Toe Problems Bunions Claw Toe Digital Deformity Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint) Hallux Rigidis (rigid big toe) Hallux Varus Hammertoes Intoeing Overlapping, Underlapping Toes Subungal Exotosis (bone spur under toenail) Turf Toe Vascular/Nerve Problems Acrocyanosis Alcoholic Neuropathy Chilblains (cold feet) Erythromelalgia Ischemic Foot Neuroma Spasms Venous Stasis Medical Care Diagnostic Procedures Computed Tomography MRI Ultrasound X-Rays Orthotics Pain Management General Information and Tips Pain Management for Specific Conditions Surgical Procedures General Information Achilles Surgery Ankle Surgery Arthritis Surgery Arthroscopy Bunion Surgery Cyst Removal Flatfoot Correction Hammertoe Surgery Heel Surgery Metatarsal Surgery Nerve Surgery (Neuroma) Toe Surgery Therapies Athlete's Foot Treatment Cryotherapy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Iontophoresis Physical Therapy Neurolysis Fitness and Your Feet General Information About Fitness and Your Feet Aerobics Fitness And Your Feet Sports and Your Feet Baseball Basketball Cycling Golf Jogging and Running Tennis Stretching Walking and Your Feet Work Footwear Foot Care Basic Foot Care Guidelines Athletic Foot Care Blisters Children's Feet Corns and Calluses Diabetic Foot Care Foot Care For Seniors Foot Self-Exam Pedicures Self-Assessment Quiz Women's Feet High Heels Stockings...

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

What is a Podiatrist?
...   Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
... Plantar Fasciitis—an inflammation on the bottom of the foot that leads to heel and/or arch pain...

General Statistics
... Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) - usually caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Sports Injuries
... Martial Arts and Kick Boxing Injuries commonly seen as a result of martial arts and kick boxing include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains...

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

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...

Pain Management for Conditions
... Back to top   Arch pain Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a thick, fibrous ligament in the arch of the foot...

Ultrasound
... Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis)...

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

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

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...

Tennis
... Common tennis injuries include ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and tennis toe...

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

Arch Pain
...This condition is known as plantar fasciitis and is sometimes associated with a heel spur...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...   Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...   Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Tired Feet
... Related Topics: PTTD Flexible Flatfoot Pediatric Flatfoot Plantar Fasciitis

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...