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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Seek Treatment for Dry, Cracked Heels
...Severe cases of dry, cracked heels can occur for numerous reasons, including: Cold winter weather or dry climates Dehydration Having diabetes Scrubbing feet too harshly Soaking in a hot bath or shower for too long or too frequently Not moisturizing the feet Increased weight Walking barefoot or wearing open-backed sandals or shoes Prolonged standing at work or home Chronic skin problems, such as eczema or psoriasis Here are a few tips for keeping heels from cracking: Moisturize your feet daily...

Soft Tissue Biopsy
...The foot and ankle surgeon may select one or more of the following non-surgical options: Freckles (macules) Benign pigmented, or colored, spots (moles or nevus) Fungal or bacterial infections Rashes (such as eczema or dermatitis) Lesions related to a disease affecting the entire body (such as diabetes) Nodular conditions (such as a ganglion cyst, lipoma, or fibroma) Toenail conditions (onychomycosis, psoriasis) Wart-like growths on the skin (benign keratoses) Premalignant conditions (actinic and seborrheic keratoses)     What Does the Biopsy Involve...

Soft Tissue Biopsy
...The foot and ankle surgeon may select one or more of the following non-surgical options: Freckles (macules) Benign pigmented, or colored, spots (moles or nevus) Fungal or bacterial infections Rashes (such as eczema or dermatitis) Lesions related to a disease affecting the entire body (such as diabetes) Nodular conditions (such as a ganglion cyst, lipoma, or fibroma) Toenail conditions (onychomycosis, psoriasis) Wart-like growths on the skin (benign keratoses) Premalignant conditions (actinic and seborrheic keratoses)     What Does the Biopsy Involve...

Thick Toenails
... Thick toenails can also be seen in individuals with nail fungus (onychomycosis), psoriasis, and hypothyroidism...