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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Bunions
...Early treatment is necessary to decrease the risk of developing joint deformities...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
... Foot deformities, such as flat feet, which increase strain on the nerve...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
... Avoid shoes with pointed toes High heel shoes can cause pain and foot deformities that can last a lifetime...

Looking After Little Feet: Proper Foot Care for Your Baby
... A child’s feet are formed from soft, pliable cartilage which makes them more susceptible to deformities...

Healthy Feet for Active Kids
...Deformities will not be outgrown by themselves...

Avoid Injury and Improve Your Game: How to Choose Athletic Shoes
...Before selecting an athletic shoe, it is always recommended to consult your podiatrist for a professional evaluation of your foot type, any underlying deformities and helpful shoe buying tips...

Are Your Feet a Pain in the Back?
...This continued stress can cause deformities of the foot over time, such as misaligned bones, hammertoes and bunions, eventually making its way to the legs, knees and lower back...

Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet
... Our practice offers a variety of surgical procedures aimed at solving your lower extremity pains and deformities...

Choose the Best Shoes and Socks for Your Child's Developing Feet
...Unfortunately, a lot of children end up wearing shoes that are far too small for their feet, which can lead to pain, structural imbalances and certain foot deformities...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
...Some people have had arthritis since childhood (juvenile arthritis or JA), making them more likely to develop foot deformities like bunions and struggle with swollen joints...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...If left untreated, these deformities can cause ulcers...

Corns
... People with foot deformities, such as hammertoes, often suffer from corns because the tops of the bent toes rub against the tops of shoes...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...If left untreated, these deformities can cause ulcers...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Fracture-Toe
...They can also be caused by an abnormal foot structure, deformities, or osteoporosis...

Hammertoes
...   Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...The surgeon performs a lower extremity physical examination that includes evaluation of pulses, skin condition, and foot deformities to determine the patient’s risk for P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...The surgeon performs a lower extremity physical examination that includes evaluation of pulses, skin condition, and foot deformities to determine the patient’s risk for P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
...The most common signs and symptoms of RA-related foot problems, in addition to the abnormal appearance of deformities, are pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and difficulty walking...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
...They can be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper shoes, flatfoot or other foot deformities, and even osteoporosis...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...They can also be caused by an abnormal foot structure, deformities, or osteoporosis...