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Achilles tendon problems

Having pain in the back of your ankle? You might be experiencing problems with your Achilles tendon.

Ankle sprains

Did you know that the Anterior Talofibular ligament is the most commonly sprained ligament in the body? Just because it is common doesn't mean you shouldn't get it checked out! Ankle sprains can lead to other problems!

Athlete's Foot

Did you know that Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus? It isn't always as harmless as it sounds.

 

Bunions

We've all heard of the word bunion, but what exactly is a bunion?  Don't let a bunion slow you down!

Cracked heels

Dry cracking heels can bother some people any time of the year, but it is typically more common in the winter months.

Diabetic foot care

Are you or a close family member diabetic?  Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your feet.  It is important to include a podiatrist in your medical care team!

 

Flat foot- Adult Acquired

You may not have the same arch you were born with.  Feet change over time, and not always for the better!

Flat foot- Pediatric

Most children have flat feet until around the age of 5. Toddlers should be barefoot or stocking-foot indoors, and wear flexible shoes outdoors. This helps to develop the muscles of their arch as they grow.  So how do you know when flat feet are a problem?

Fungal Nails

Your nails are changing in color, thickness, and shape.  There is a chance you have a fungal infection. The sooner you treat this, the better.

Gout

Gout isn't just something your grandfather used to have, this can happen to younger adults as well! Interested facts: Gout can be caused by foods you eat and it is extremely rare in young females!

Hammertoes

Hammertoes are a common problem, and tend to get worse with age. They are more common in people with a high or low arch.

Heel pain

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.  This is one of the most frequent problems we treat, and typically responds very well to conservative treatment.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can happen at any age, from new born babies to elderly men and women. There are multiple causes but one thing that is consistent- they are no fun!

Neuromas

Intermetatarsal neuroma or "Morton's neuroma" are one cause of pain in or near the ball of the foot. Wearing high heels or bad shoes can cause them, as well as frequent kneeling on the ball of the foot. 

Osteoarthritis 

You can develop arthritis in any joint, including your foot and ankle.  Injuries and age can contribute to this problem. 

Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can cause many symptoms, but sometimes it is a silent disease.  This can be a very serious and limb-threatening problem if severe.

Plantar warts

Warts are caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma Virus. The word "plantar" refers to the bottom of the foot, but you can get warts almost anywhere. 

Ulcers

Ulcers are wounds that develop due to pressure or rubbing. These are more common in people with diabetes or arterial disease.  These can become infected and can cause more serious problems, such as bone infection. It is very important to have these treated by a medical professional as soon as you notice it. 

 

Stress fractures

Stress fractures are typically caused from doing too much, too soon as opposed to an acute injury.  Bone is very dynamic and responds to daily stresses and activity by becoming stronger.  When you do more than your body is used to, or if you have osteoporosis/osteopenia, you are more likely to develop a stress fracture. 

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