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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Our Services
We provide diagnosis and treatment for: Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability  Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care  Athletes Foot  Bunions Calluses Corns  Crush Injuries Ingrown Toenails  Injuries Metatarsalgia Diabetic Foot Infections  Flat Feet  Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care  Hammertoes  Heel Spurs Infections Neuromas  Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation  Warts  Wounds   Dedicated to offering caring, comprehensive management of Diabetic and Geriatric foot health: Nail and callus care Anti-fungal treatment Education in home foot care Ulcer debridement Shoe modifications Total contact casting Custom molded shoes Prophylactic surgical procedures Diabetic Shoes Committed to traditional, quality orthotic devices: We perform foot biomechanical examinations We take true neutral position plaster foot impressions Our devices are truly custom, biomechanically correct, and adjustable and repairable in house High rate of patient compliance and effectiveness of our orthotic supports Orthotic sandals Specialized in elective foot surgery: The doctors also operate at area hospitals Dedicated to providing excellence in corrective surgery Cosmetically pleasing incision results Endoscopic heel pain Endoscopic neuroma surgery Shock wave therapy for heel pain Most surgery can be done as an outpatient with local anesthesia and IV sedation Using new technology to improve our ability to diagnose and treat your foot condition: Diagnostic Ultrasound Digital X-Rays Electronic Medical Records  

Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis/heel spur syndrome)...

Bone Spurs
...The following activities and conditions are common causes: High-impact activities, such as running Excessive weight Poor-fitting footwear Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress Aging Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...