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.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Flat Feet
... Talk with your podiatrist about the following treatment options: Shoe inserts/ Orthotics Shoe modifications Rest and ice Stretching exercises Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications Surgery Whether you were born with flat feet or you acquired fallen arches over time, if your flat feet are causing you pain or interfering with your day to day activities, visit our practice...

Foot Care for Runners
...Conservative treatment includes rest, ice, stretching, and sometimes orthotics or physical therapy...

Metatarsalgia
...An experienced podiatrist may prescribe specially-designed orthotics or shock-absorbing insoles and arch supports to prevent and minimize future problems with metatarsalgia...

Shin Splints: How to Ease Your Lower Leg Pain
...Strengthening exercises, anti-inflammatory agents and custom foot orthotics may also be recommended to reduce symptoms...

Shockwave Therapy
... At our practice, we've helped numerous patients overcome their chronic heel pain with conservative treatments, including anti-inflammatory medications, stretching exercises and orthotics...

Cryosurgery for Fast and Effective Heel Pain Relief
...Generally, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or orthotics can effectively treat the pain...

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...

Precise Foot Evaluation with Computerized Gait Analysis
... By analyzing the mechanics of a patient's stance, postural alignment and flexibility of the hips and back, recommendations can be made for orthotics, shoe modifications or a course of physical therapy designed to strengthen core muscles...

Are Your Feet a Pain in the Back?
...If your back pain is caused by poor mechanics of the feet, orthotics may be an effective treatment option...

Bunionectomy: A Surgical Solution to Bunions
...Common conservative treatments include rest, ice, padding, orthotics and footwear modifications...

Expert Corn Removal: Finding the Best Treatment for Painful Corns
...These conservative treatments may include padding to prevent pressure, footwear modifications and orthotics to relieve stress under the foot...

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?
...Your podiatrist might recommend orthotics to give you that extra support to your arches...

Joint Pain in the Foot and Ankle
...Custom orthotics may also be prescribed to support the foot, particularly if the issue lies in foot mechanics...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
... Other treatment options include orthotics or a combination of physical therapy and medication to relieve pressure and inflammation of the bunion...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
...ibuprofen) Icing the heel several times a day Bracing or splinting the foot Wearing custom orthotics (shoe inserts) Wearing protective and supportive shoes Resting and avoiding certain activities or high-impact exercises If you’ve tried these treatment options for weeks and still don’t notice any change in your symptoms—or if symptoms get worse—then it’s time to visit your foot doctor again to determine the next step...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
...To correct this imbalance, talk to your foot doctor about getting custom orthotics (shoe inserts), which can be placed into your shoes to help provide cushioning, support, and shock absorption for your feet...

What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters
...Use custom orthotics- Orthotic devices are molded pieces of rubber, leather, or other material that are inserted into shoes...

Types of Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts that provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Orthotics...

Custom Orthotic Devices
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Orthotics
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Shin Splints
...A foot and ankle surgeon can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed...