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

Alleviating Painful Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...  Treatment options include: Anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections for the joint Shoe insets, pads, braces or arch supports Physical therapy and exercise Custom-designed shoes Weight management When arthritis doesn’t respond to conservative treatment, surgical intervention may be considered as the last resort...

Cryosurgery for Fast and Effective Heel Pain Relief
...Generally, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or orthotics can effectively treat the pain...

Precise Foot Evaluation with Computerized Gait Analysis
... By analyzing the mechanics of a patient's stance, postural alignment and flexibility of the hips and back, recommendations can be made for orthotics, shoe modifications or a course of physical therapy designed to strengthen core muscles...

Chronic Ankle Instability: How to Strengthen Weak Ankles
...Bracing, medication and physical therapy are all conservative treatment options that may help strengthen your weakened ankle...

Get Moving: Exercises to Strengthen Weak, Stiff Ankles
... Your podiatrist may recommend post-injury physical therapy or home exercises that will help you strengthen weak muscles surrounding the ankle joint and restore mobility to lower your risk of reinjury...

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...

Common Childhood Foot Injuries and Ailments
...Mild ankle sprains heal with treatment, while severe tearing may require more extensive care, including extended immobilization followed by physical therapy...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
... Other treatment options include orthotics or a combination of physical therapy and medication to relieve pressure and inflammation of the bunion...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
... Physical therapy exercises to make the joints more flexible...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
... Physical Therapy  Whether an Achilles tendon rupture is treated surgically or non-surgically, physical therapy is an important component of the healing process...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Non-surgical treatment may include: Physical therapy...

Ankle Pain
... Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation, and immobilization, but may also include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, physical therapy, and cortisone injection...

Ankle Sprain
... Early physical therapy...

Bone Healing
...  Once the bone is adequately healed, physical therapy often plays a key role in rehabilitation...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Physical therapy...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Drop Foot
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Equinus
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Flexible
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
... Physical therapy...

Flexible Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Foot Drop
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Fracture-Toe
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Haglund's Deformity
... Physical therapy...

Hallux Rigidus
... Physical therapy...

Heel Bone Fractures
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Physical therapy...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Physical therapy...

Pediatric Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fibroma
... Physical therapy...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
... Physical therapy...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
... Physical therapy...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Coalition
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Weak Ankles
...   Treatment for weak ankles usually includes physical therapy and bracing...