Anthony R. Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatrist - Oakland
400 30th Street
Suite 403
Oakland, California 94609

Phone: 510-832-4197
Fax: 510-832-7340

 

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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Foot Care for Runners
...As in most cases, prevention is the best medicine...

Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Toenail Fungus with New PinPointe FootLaser
... Avoiding Irritating Toenail Fungus Prevention is key to avoiding a fungal infection...

Fighting Fungal Toenails
... Common signs and symptoms of toenail fungus include: Discoloring or yellowing of the nail Thickening or crumbling of the nail Swelling around the nail Disfigured nails Streaks or spots down the side of the nail Foul-smelling debris under the nail Pain and discomfort Complete nail loss Prevention is Key Fungal infections can affect the fingernails as well as the toenails, but toenail fungus is more difficult to treat because toenails grow more slowly...

Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
... Symptoms Common symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include: Mild pain after running or exercising that intensifies gradually Localized pain along the tendon, especially after running Tenderness near the heel bone, with pain being worse first thing in the morning Stiffness and limited range of motion in the lower leg and ankle Swelling around the tendon When the disorder progresses to degeneration, the tendon may become enlarged and develop nodules in the area where the tissue is damaged Prevention To prevent injuries to the Achilles tendon, strengthening and stretching the calf muscles through daily exercise is recommended...

Ruptured Achilles Tendon: Prevention and Treatment
... Signs of a torn Achilles tendon include: Sudden, sharp pain in the back of the ankle and lower leg Snapping or popping sensation at the time of the injury Swelling down the back side of the leg or near the heel Difficulty walking or rising up on the toes The best treatment for a torn Achilles tendon is prevention...

What's Slowing Down Your Game? It Could Be Faulty Foot Mechanics
...A professional evaluation is critical for successful prevention and treatment of any injury or condition...

Running Shoes: Minimizing Foot Problems for Optimal Training
If you’re a runner, you know that your shoes are an integral piece of equipment when it comes to comfort, performance and injury prevention...

When to Visit Your Podiatrist
...Long-term care and prevention are also extremely important for individuals with diabetes, as podiatrists help prevent ulcerations and loss of limb with early diagnosis and care...

In The Heat, Protect Your Feet
... Prevention The good news is that skin cancer of the feet is very preventable...

Sprains and Fractures - Protect Your Ankles from Instability
... Common symptoms of an ankle fracture are similar to ankle sprains, and include: Pain to touch Swelling Bruising Inability to walk on the leg Deformity around the ankle Treatment and Prevention Treatment for your ankle sprain begins with self-care...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...   Prevention is Key We all like to remain active, and oftentimes it is the result of this activity that can make your bunion pain worse...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Prevention To prevent Achilles tendonitis or tendonosis from recurring after surgical or non-surgical treatment, the foot and ankle surgeon may recommend strengthening and stretching of the calf muscles through daily exercises...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... Prevention The patient plays a vital role in minimizing the risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy and in preventing its possible consequences...

Diabetic Shoes
... For more information on how diabetes affects your feet, listen to the Diabetes and Your Feet podcast or read more at Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines...

Haglund's Deformity
... Prevention A recurrence of Haglund’s deformity may be prevented by: Wearing appropriate shoes; avoid shoes with a rigid heel back Using arch supports or orthotic devices Performing stretching exercises to prevent the Achilles tendon from tightening Avoiding running on hard surfaces and running uphill...

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot
...This makes it extremely important to follow prevention and early detection measures involving the feet as well as other parts of the body...

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
... For additional information, read Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... Prevention The patient plays a vital role in minimizing the risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy and in preventing its possible consequences...

Raynauds Phenomenon
... Treatment for Raynaud’s phenomenon is aimed at prevention and protection of the digits...