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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. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...
(or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...
Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Diabetic Foot Infections
Geriatric Foot Care
is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...
Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis
is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...
General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to):
Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...
...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
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis
using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis
, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...
...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...
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis
, and sesamoiditis...
Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis