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
... Factors that increase your risk of flat feet include: Excess weight Age Injury to your foot or ankle Rheumatoid Arthritis Pregnancy When to See Your Podiatrist Most adults with a fallen arch experience little to no pain...

Hammertoes
...A hammertoe can also be the result of injury in which you break or jam the toe, or from conditions like arthritis or stroke that affect nerves and muscles...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
... Systematic diseases, such as diabetes or arthritis...

Foot Health and Aging: How to Keep Your Feet Supporting You for Life
...You may even develop arthritis...

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems
...In fact, recent studies have shown that overweight people experience more heel pain, tendonitis, arthritis, ball-of-foot pain, fractures and sprains in their feet and ankles than individuals at a normal, healthy weight...

Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
...People with flat feet, arthritis and other foot problems are also more susceptible to develop Achilles tendonitis due to increased demands placed on the tendon when walking...

Alleviating Painful Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...  Carefully monitoring your pain is important, however, as this noticeable discomfort could be an early indication of a more serious condition known as arthritis...

Chronic Ankle Instability: How to Strengthen Weak Ankles
...Left untreated, chronic ankle instability leads to activity restrictions, tendon complications, arthritis and continued instability...

Heel Pain? Seek Expert Care from Your Podiatrist
... Because there are many potential causes of heel pain, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, nerve damage or arthritis, it’s important to have your foot examined by a podiatrist with expert training in heel pain...

When to Visit Your Podiatrist
...Conditions which damage the feet, such as arthritis, diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, can also be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist...

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?
...With this loss of structure comes the collapse of joints in the feet, which can cause arthritis and pain...

Foot Gout: Don't Ignore Your Aching Feet
... Gout is a form of arthritis, and it can often cause extreme pain to your feet...

Joint Pain in the Foot and Ankle
...Swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising or increased warmth--these all can come along with the pain and can be caused by trauma, infection, arthritis, bursitis, gout or structural foot problems...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
...Other causes include: Achilles tendinitis Achilles tendon rupture Stress fracture Arthritis Tarsal tunnel syndrome Heel spur Bursitis Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) Page’s disease of bone Peripheral neuropathy Heel Pain Treatment Options For more mild-to-moderate cases of heel pain, your podiatrist may recommend simple conservative treatment options that you can incorporate into your daily routine from the comfort of home...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Functional (also known as rigid) orthotics are made of harder materials and are usually prescribed for pronation problems or joint issues like arthritis...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Ankle Fractures
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Foot Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Fracture-Ankle
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Hallux Rigidus
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Inflammation: Actue
...When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Arthritis and problems with foot alignment are very likely to develop...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
What Is Osteoarthritis...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Complications of Talar Dome Lesions Depending on the amount of damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint, arthritis may develop in the joint, resulting in chronic pain, swelling and limited joint motion...

Tarsal Coalition
...Less common causes of tarsal coalition include infection, arthritis, or a previous injury to the area...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Systemic diseases such as diabetes or arthritis can cause swelling, thus compressing the nerve...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...