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.

Search Results
Bone Spurs
... Conservative treatments for bone spurs include: Change in footwear Weight loss Padding or insoles Deep tissue massage and stretching If you're experiencing chronic foot pain, schedule an appointment at our office...

Flat Feet
...It is caused by overstretching the tendon that supports the arch...

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

Plantar Fasciitis: Put Your Heel Pain to a Halt
...For some, the pain subsides after walking or stretching...

Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
... Symptoms Common symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include: Mild pain after running or exercising that intensifies gradually Localized pain along the tendon, especially after running Tenderness near the heel bone, with pain being worse first thing in the morning Stiffness and limited range of motion in the lower leg and ankle Swelling around the tendon When the disorder progresses to degeneration, the tendon may become enlarged and develop nodules in the area where the tissue is damaged Prevention To prevent injuries to the Achilles tendon, strengthening and stretching the calf muscles through daily exercise is recommended...

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...

Improve Your Game - Sports and Your Feet
...Proper stretching before beginning a workout is also important...

Ruptured Achilles Tendon: Prevention and Treatment
...Help prevent injury to your Achilles tendon by: stretching your calf muscles regularly limiting hill running and jumping activities that place excess stress on the Achilles tendons resting during exercise when you experience pain maintaining a healthy weight alternating high impact sports, such as running with low-impact sports, such as walking or biking wearing appropriate, supportive shoes with proper heel cushioning If you suspect a ruptured Achilles tendon, visit our practice as soon as possible...

Stretch Your Way to Good Foot Health
...That’s why podiatrists recommend stretching as a great way to revitalize and strengthen the feet...

Get Moving: Exercises to Strengthen Weak, Stiff Ankles
...These include range of motion exercises for the injured ankle, which help loosen stiff ankles, and stretching exercises for the calf muscles, which help decrease your risk of hurting your ankle again...

Ready to Run? Visit Your Podiatrist First
... Helpful Tips for Preventing Injury In addition to visiting our office, you can also prevent injuries that commonly occur during training and running by stretching properly, choosing appropriate footwear, and paying attention to pain or signs of an injury...

Heel Pain? Seek Expert Care from Your Podiatrist
... Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include: Bottom of the heel pain Pain that intensifies after sitting for extended periods of time and subsides after a few minutes of walking Pain that worsens over a period of months Most types of heel pain, once properly diagnosed, can be successfully treated with conservative measures, such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice, rest, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, footwear modifications and physical therapy...

Give Your Feet a Break from Flip Flops
... Problematic Heel Pain It is estimated by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons that about 15 percent of all adult foot injuries involve plantar fasciitis, which is an awful pain caused by the overstretching of a tendon in your heel called the plantar fascia...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy may include strengthening exercises, soft-tissue massage/mobilization, gait and running re-education, stretching, and ultrasound therapy...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Each subsequent sprain leads to further weakening (or stretching) of the ligaments, resulting in greater instability and the likelihood of developing additional problems in the ankle...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Stretching or physical therapy modalities are sometimes used to promote healing of the inflamed issue...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Stretching...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Haglund's Deformity
... Stretching exercises help relieve tension from the Achilles tendon...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Lisfranc Injuries
...Therefore, when they are weakened through a sprain (a stretching of the ligament), patients experience instability of the joint in the middle of the foot...

Pediatric Flatfoot
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Shin Splints
... This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes...