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Treatments

  • Ankle pain
  • Bunion Deformity
  • Hammer Toe Deformity
  • Heel Pain
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle impingement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD lesion)
  • Joint Replacement
  • Fusion
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Evaluation
  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Limb Salvage
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • High Arch Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Fungal Toenail
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Painful Calluses
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Warts
  • Preventative
  • Swollen Feet
  • Neuropathies
  • Neuromas
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Gout
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Digital X-ray
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • 3D Orthotic Scanner

Ankle pain

Ankle pain includes any discomfort in the area connecting the lower leg and heel. It can result from ankle sprain, ankle instability, overuse, lack of use, or underlying disease or conditions. Swelling, bruising, tenderness, burning, numbness, and tingling are just some of the symptoms that can accompany ankle pain.

ankle pain

Bunion Deformity

Bunions are common foot deformities involving a painful, bony bump on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. “Hallux valgus” is another name for bunions. They form when your big toe is consistently pushed against your other toe, causing enlargement of the big toe joint. Wearing tight, narrow shoes can cause bunions or worsen them over time.

feet with bunion deformity

Hammer Toe Deformity

Hammer Toe is the curling or bending of the toe, commonly due to wearing shoes that are too short or narrow. It can affect any toe on the foot but most often affects the second or third toe. Wearing roomier shoes, using shoe inserts or splinting the toe are at-home treatments that can help treat mild cases. To fully correct Hammer Toe, a patient may need to consult a podiatrist.

Feet with hammer Toe Deformity

Heel Pain

Heel pain results from the consistent stress or pounding of the heel. Plantar fasciitis can also cause heel pain. Heel pain can be very mild or very disabling. A podiatrist can help determine the source of your heel pain, recommend treatments, and provide tips to prevent future pain and inflammation.

Heel pain picture

Ankle Instability

Ankle instability is caused by weakness in the bones, ligaments or tendons associated with the ankle joint. The patient may notice their ankle (specifically, the outer/lateral side) giving out during activities, while walking, or even while standing. Chronic ankle instability most notably develops after multiple ankle sprains. Ankle braces or physiotherapy are common treatment methods to strengthen and heal the ankle joint.

unstable ankle

Ankle impingement

Ankle impingement refers to pain in the ankle, and can present along the front or back of the ankle. It occurs due to compression of bony or soft tissue structures, usually from repetitive dorsiflexion (the action of raising the foot upwards toward the shin) of the foot. Posterior (back) and anterior (front) ankle impingement are commonly treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

Ankle impingement

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain occurs after severe overstretching or a tear in the tissues (ligaments) that support the ankle joint. This results from any unnatural twisting or turning of the ankle. Minor sprains can heal with rest and little treatment. However, if you experience severe pain while walking or do not see improvements after 5 - 7 days, you should consult a podiatrist.

sprained ankle

Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed by an orthopedic surgeon. It utilizes fiber optic cameras and small surgical tools to examine, repair, and treat a number of ankle conditions. The majority of these procedures are very safe, produce less scarring, and offer quicker recovery.

Ankle Arthroscopy

Osteochondral Defect (OCD lesion)

An Osteochondral Defect (OCD) is a central area of joint damage to the cartilage and underlying bone, often resulting from injury. In the ankle, this condition usually occurs in the talus. The talus is a small bone that lies between the heel bone and the tibia and fibula (bones of the lower leg).

Osteochondral Defect (OCD lesion)

Joint Replacement

In Joint Replacement surgery, damaged or diseased areas of a joint are replaced with artificial prosthetics. Joint replacements can be total or partial, depending on the severity of pain. These surgical procedures are very effective in the elimination of joint pain, deformity correction, and improved mobility.

Joint Replacement

Fusion

Fusion is a type of surgery that fuses all bones in a joint into one piece. Ankle fusion is commonly performed in patients with severe arthritis or joint damage. By preventing the upward and downward movement of the ankle, fusion surgery can help to relieve pain and restore motion to the ankle joint.

ankle fusion surgery

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis results from overuse of the Achilles tendon (the tissues that connect the muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone). It most often appears in runners due to a sudden increase in intensity or duration of their activity. Achilles tendinitis is very treatable, but usually requires self-care strategies to prevent future occurrences.

Achilles Tendinitis

Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of any joint. In advanced stages it can result in thinned cartilage and bone-on-bone friction. Arthritis is common in the joints of the foot and ankle. Signs and symptoms include stiffness, swelling around the joint, bone spurs, deformity or instability. There is no cure for arthritis, but there are many options available to slow its progression and relieve pain.

Arthritis in the knww

Ganglion Cysts

A Ganglion Cyst is a round or oval, noncancerous sac of fluid that appears over a joint or tendon. Some may be small and go away on their own. If your Ganglion Cyst causes problems or presses on a nearby nerve, the patient may need to consult a podiatrist to have the cyst drained.

Ganglion Cysts

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Reconstructive surgery involves surgical corrections to the structure of the foot and restoration of natural movement. It is utilized to treat a number of foot ailments, including hammer toes, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and more. An individual’s age, type of disorder, severity of symptoms, and duration of symptoms will determine the type of surgery to be performed.

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Diabetic Foot Evaluation

During a diabetic foot evaluation, a podiatrist will assess the patient for a number of foot conditions. The evaluation includes risk factor identification, assessment of patient history, a physical examination, education on foot care, treatment, and referrals if needed. Foot complications in patients with diabetes can be life-altering, so evaluation and management is critical.

Diabetic Foot Evaluation

Advanced Wound Care

Advanced wound care is designed to treat complex, non-healing wounds. It usually requires a doctor’s order to be covered under a patient’s insurance. Foot ulcers (open sores in the skin) are common in diabetic patients and require removal of the unhealthy tissue and advanced wound care techniques to promote healing.

Advanced Wound Care like foot ulcers

Limb Salvage

Limb salvage refers to treatments implemented by a podiatrist and/or surgeon to save a limb and preserve its function. This is mainly performed in patients who experience severe trauma or who suffer from diabetes complications. Treatments include surgical and non-surgical methods, with the express goal of saving the limb as long as it is safe for the patient.

Limb Salvage radiography

Foot and Ankle Fracture

Foot and ankle fractures can occur in the same way sprained ankles do. Unlike a sprain, a fracture results in a break to the bone. The signs of ankle fracture are usually obvious and include pain, swelling around the ankle, and bruising. In severe fractures, the patient may see deformities of the ankle joint or exposed bone in some cases.

Foot and Ankle Fracture

Flatfoot

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot collapses. People with flat feet will notice that the entire sole of their foot touches the floor while standing. There are many causes of flatfoot, including genetics, and many people don’t experience symptoms. In cases of foot pain associated with flatfoot, treatments may include arch supports for footwear, stretching or a more supportive shoe.

Flatfoot radiography

High Arch Foot

A high arch is the opposite of flatfoot and occurs when the sole of a person’s foot is elevated more than normal. In some cases high arch is present from birth, but it commonly results from neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, polio or muscular dystrophy. There are many conservative measures available to stabilize the lower limbs and relieve pain. However, if these are not enough, a patient may require surgery.

High Arch Foot radiography

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the band of tissue along the bottom of the foot (from the heel bone to the toes). Symptoms include pain in the heel or in the bottom of the foot while walking. Plantar fasciitis can often be self-managed with conservative treatments such as icing, rest, and stretching.

Plantar Fasciitis

Nerve Impingement

Nerve impingement is caused by the compression or squeezing of a nerve. In the foot and ankle, it is commonly caused by tarsal tunnel syndrome (compression of the tibial nerve) or sciatica (compression of the sciatic nerve in the low back). Numbness, tingling or weakness in the foot are common symptoms.

Nerve impingement

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome causes ankle pain, burning, numbness, or weakness due to a compressed tibial nerve. It requires a medical diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional. In many cases, tarsal tunnel results from a prior injury. Treatments include avoiding specific activities and the use of orthotics or anti-inflammatories.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which weak valves in the veins cause pressure buildup and a reverse of blood flow in the feet and legs. Swelling in the feet and ankles can be an early sign of venous insufficiency. Those who experience symptoms of venous insufficiency should consult a medical professional.

Venous Insufficiency

Osteomyelitis

Infection of the bone is called Osteomyelitis. It is a rare, but very serious condition and requires emergency care. It commonly results from recent trauma, surgery, or in some cases from an injection administered in or around the bone. Symptoms include pain, fever, and chills.

Osteomyelitis

Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail is a very common condition in which the corner of a nail grows into the skin surrounding it. Proper cutting of the toenails can prevent ingrown nails. Symptoms are noticeable and include pain, redness or swelling at the site of the ingrown nail. Many people can remove the toenail on their own. In some cases, especially if infection occurs, it is best to consult your podiatrist.

Ingrown Toenail

Fungal Toenail

Fungal infections of the toenail can occur in anyone and the associated signs are usually cosmetic. Thick, crumbly or weakened nails are some of the noticeable changes in appearance. In rare cases, a fungal infection may lead to pain or produce a foul odor. Fungal infections do not go away on their own and require the advice of a medical professional.

Fungal Toenail

Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that appears between the toes but can also spread to the toenails. Hence the name, athlete’s foot is most commonly seen in people with frequently sweaty feet who wear tight-fitting footwear. Because it can be easily spread, it does require treatment using topical antifungal medications.

Athlete's Foot

Painful Calluses

Calluses are tough, painful areas of skin that are commonly found on the soles of the feet, particularly in the heel or ball of the foot (due to friction or rubbing). Many calluses can be treated at home with a topical medication or pumice stone. In cases of pain due to a callus, please seek the advice of a medical professional.

Painful Calluses

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis. The patient may be given local or regional anesthesia and sedation. Most people with plantar fasciitis do not require surgery and EPF is performed in very few cases.

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)

Warts

Plantar warts typically occur on weight-bearing areas of the foot. These are hard, coarse growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and easily spread. Treatments for plantar warts include topical remedies, salicylic acid or surgical removal in some cases.

Plantar warts

Preventative

Preventative foot care mainly refers to the routine podiatric care given to patients with diabetes. Consistent visits to a podiatrist are critical in the prevention of foot ulcers, hospitalization, and amputation. All diabetic patients should have a podiatrist.

Preventative foot care

Swollen Feet

There are many causes of accumulation of fluid in the feet. Standing or walking a lot can cause fluid retention, as well as pregnancy. In some cases, swelling can result from a reaction to medication, an injury or heart, liver or kidney disease. If you experience any signs of infection, pain, fever, or a change in color of the leg, call your doctor immediately.

Swollen Feet

Neuropathies

Neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the nerves that lie outside of the brain and spinal cord. There are many conditions that can cause neuropathy. The patient may experience weakness, numbness or pain in the feet as a result of a compromised nerve.

Neuropathies

Neuromas

A neuroma is a benign growth or thickening of the nerve tissue and can be found anywhere in the body. In the foot, neuromas are commonly found between the third and fourth toes. The majority of patients who present with neuromas are women who wear high-heeled shoes. Symptoms may include pain, burning, tingling or numbness.

Neuromas in the foot

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is inflammation in the ball of the foot. Though not a disease in itself, metatarsalgia can be a symptom of other conditions or diseases. It commonly results from overuse or frequent high-impact activities, making athletes very susceptible to forefoot inflammation or injury. Pain at the end of the metatarsal bones is the primary indicator of metatarsalgia. The pain is usually worsened by walking or running.

Metatarsalgia

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that causes severe pain, redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling (often around the big toe). It is caused by excessive uric acid buildup and crystallization in the joints. People who suffer from gout should consult their doctor for medical advice. Treatments include behavioral and lifestyle modifications and medication.

Gout

Geriatric Foot Care

Proper foot care is important in maintaining the quality of life for senior individuals, especially those who have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or other health issues. A podiatrist can provide regular evaluation, treatment for pain and foot disorders, and regular tending to the patient’s feet. Podiatrists can also advise the patient or their caregiver on proper at-home foot care.

Geriatric Foot Care

Digital X-ray

Podiatrists may use a digital x-ray (radiography) to directly obtain data during an examination. Digital x-rays utilize less radiation, exposing the patient to less radiation, and can be modified afterwards using computer software.

Digital X-ray of a foot

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a common circulatory condition which reduces blood flow to the limbs. It is caused by a narrowing of blood vessels due to build up of fat and calcium inside the arteries. Age, diabetes, and smoking are common risk factors. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness or cramping in the legs, hair loss or reduced growth on the feet and legs, slowed growth of the toenails or coldness in the leg or foot.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

3D Orthotic Scanner

A 3D orthotic scanner is used to capture the three-dimensional shape of the foot. This technology provides information to aid in the prescription of customized foot orthotics or shoes.

3D Orthotic Scanner
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