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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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungal Toenails Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Wounds 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...

Bunions
... Bunions develop due to prolonged abnormal pressure or motion on your big toe joint, most often caused by inherited structural defects, poor-fitting shoes, foot injuries, or congenital deformities...

Metatarsalgia
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, shoes that fit poorly or have high heels frequently cause foot problems, including calluses, corns, bunions, and blisters, just to name a few...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
...Serious foot ailments, such as bunions or hammertoes, should be checked by our office before you begin your exercise regimen...

Foot Scanners for Custom-Fit Orthotics
...Orthotics help correct structural problems and conditions, such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis, arch pain, pain related to diabetes or age and many other foot pains related to bunions, sprains and other conditions...

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
...If the pain gets worse with reduced exercise and rest, stop training and visit your podiatrist Aside from stress fractures which often occur from overtraining, additional foot problems you may experience include: Toenail problems, including ingrown and fungus Heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis Achilles tendon and calf pain Toe pain, such as bunions Shin splints Before you start training, our practice recommends visiting a podiatrist for a complete evaluation of your lower extremities...

Are Your Feet a Pain in the Back?
...This continued stress can cause deformities of the foot over time, such as misaligned bones, hammertoes and bunions, eventually making its way to the legs, knees and lower back...

Bunionectomy: A Surgical Solution to Bunions
Characterized by a large, unsightly bump on the side of the big toe joint, bunions signal an underlying deformity in the structure of the foot...

Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet
...Foot surgery is performed to treat many foot problems including: Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Heel pain Neuromas Flatfoot Warts Nail problems Surgical treatment for foot and ankle problems can help you return to your active lifestyle while relieving pain and discomfort...

When to Visit Your Podiatrist
... Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle and lower leg problems such as corns, warts, bunions and sprains...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...While bunions are a common foot disorder, it is not something that you should ignore as bunions can cause discomfort and become inflamed if left untreated...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

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...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...