Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff think 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 website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Arthritis Athlete's Foot Blisters Bone Spurs Bunions Bursitis Cold Feet Corns/Calluses Diabetic Feet Diabetic Ulcers Enlarged Joints Flatfeet Foot Deformities Foot Fatigue Foot Imbalance Foot Odor Foot Weakness Fractures Fungal Nails Gout Hammertoes Heel Spurs High-arched Feet In-toeing Infections Infected Toenails Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsal Pain Neuromas Numb Feet Out-toeing Poor Circulation Poor Posture Shin Splints Sprains Skin & Nails of Hands Skin Rashes Swollen Feet Tendonitis Tumors Varicose Veins Warts   When shoud I see a podiatrist...

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Bunion
...Over time, bursitis or arthritis may set in, the skin on the bottom of the foot may become thicker, and everyday walking may become difficult—all contributing to chronic pain...

Dr. Martha Anderson
...Her special interests include arthritis treatment, flatfoot surgery, foot and ankle trauma surgery (broken bones, dislocated joints and ankle arthroscopy), and pediatric (childhood) illnesses involving the foot and ankle...

My Big Toe Hurts...
...  Gout is a very painful type of arthritis that results from the build up of uric acid in the body...

Pain Laser
... Oz is a pain and healing laser that can treat: Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) Tendonitis Arthritis Sprains and strains Joint pain Sports injuries Neuromas And much more Five reasons to let the wizardry of Oz show you that there's no place like the Foot & Ankle Wellness Center: Alleviate pain associated with many conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, (heel pain), tendonitis, arthritis, sprains/strains, injuries and more...

Osteoarthritis
This month we are looking at the exciting world of arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Continuing on with our theme of arthritis, let’s take a look at Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)...

Give Your Feet Some Pleasure
...Many of these articles will be irrelevant to our readers since not everyone who reads this (I assume someone out there does) will experience frostbite, Achilles heel ruptures, or osteoarthritis...

The Elephant in the Room
...They are bringing serious health benefits to this elephant with arthritis! (But they do look darn funny)...

Be Safe This St. Patty's Day
... Gout Gout is a form of arthritis and symptoms are triggered when people eat or drink foods high in purines...

EDS Awareness Month
...The wide array of symptoms range from things you probably know like hyper-elastic skin or rheumatoid arthritis-like finger deformities and many obscure syndromes, such as levido reticularis or Arnold-Chiari malformation...

Lyme Disease
...Other symptoms may show a more gradual onset, but can also be much more severe, including migraines, neck pain, arthritis with joint pain and swelling, heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat, nerve pain, shortness of breath, and even short-term memory loss...

Dr. Christopher Tulodzieski
...His special interests include arthritis treatment, flatfoot surgery and foot and ankle trauma surgery (broken bones, dislocated joints and ankle arthroscopy)...

Your Feet Can Tell the Future!
...That would be gout, an inflammatory disease that’s a cousin to arthritis...

Senior Citizen's Day ~ August 21st
...The exact cause of bunions is unknown, but can stem from trauma to the foot, genetic predisposition, or arthritis...

Hammertoes
...These muscle imbalances may also be the result of a preexisting condition such as arthritis or be exacerbated by unrelated conditions like diabetes...

Conditions
... Arthritis Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints...

Thank A Veteran's Feet!
...One study found that “flatfoot deformity and arthritis were significantly more prevalent in veterans versus nonveterans” (https://goo...

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

Ankle Arthritis
...“Arthritis” means “joint inflammation...

Ankle Fractures
...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...

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...

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

Foot Arthritis
...“Arthritis” means “joint inflammation...

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...

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

Lisfranc Injuries
...In most cases, arthritis develops several months or longer following a Lisfranc injury, requiring additional treatment...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects millions of Americans...

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...

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

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

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...