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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FAQ
... 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...

Videos
...Anderson : Bunions

All About Shoes
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Bunion
... Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

Super Bowl Sunday!!!
...Athletic shoes are a great choice because different pairs are designed to alleviate specific ailments such as fallen arches, high arches, wide feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, thinning heel pads, and more...

Pedicure v.s. PediCare
...Next, a skillfully used pumice stone removes layers of dead and calloused skin and helps prevent the build up of dead cells, which can be a cause of bunions and corns...

High Heels=High Pain
... READ MORE: Neuromas   Perhaps the most common foot problem associated with high heels is bunions...

Get In Touch With Nature: The Myths and Facts of Going Barefoot
...Common problems associated with wearing the wrong shoes include: calluses, bunions, hammertoes, and other foot deformities...

Barefoot Running, Part 2
...   Just like actually running barefoot, barefoot running shoes are not for everyone, “for instance, if you have plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, flat feet, bunions, or hammertoes, it may not be for you” (http://goo...

Thank Your Mom! And Her Feet...
...If overpronation is left untreated, it can lead to plantar fasciitis and bunions among other injuries...

Dance, Dance, Dance
...Let’s take a look at the common ailments of the ballerina: Blisters, corns, calluses, bunions, broken toes, stress fractures, cracked, broken, or black toenails, plantar fasciitis, Achilles fasciitis, neuromas, and many, many more problems...

Bursitis - Another Look
...Preexisting bunions in the same area can exacerbate inflammation of the metatarsophalangeal bursa...

Quick Tips for the Shoe Store
...Bunions, corns, hammertoes, and ingrown toenails may be in your future if you don’t give your little piggies space to move...

Functional Orthotics
...Issues like these can lead to all sorts of ailments such as flat feet, high arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and neuromas...

Bunions
We have covered a lot of topics in our past blog posts, but something we haven’t really touched on is actually one of the most common foot ailments: Bunions...

Don't Dread the Podiatrist's Office
...Athlete’s foot, bunions, corns, diabetic foot concerns, fungal nails, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, warts, and more! As board-certified podiatrists, they have the expertise to ensure you receive only the best care and treatment, whether that means teaching you how to wrap a sprained ankle, eliminating spider veins with our painless laser treatments, performing a minor surgery, or treating you to a relaxing pedicure at our PediCare salon...

Senior Citizen's Day ~ August 21st
... Bunions As we know (if you’ve been reading this blog for a while), a bunion is a bony growth at the base of the big toe...

Are Your Feet Laboring Over Labor Day?
...Just a short list of possible conditions include varicose veins, heel pain, leg or ankle swelling, bunions, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, joint damage, fallen arches, poor circulation…should I go on...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Fractures Ankle Sprains Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures Tailor’s Bunion Tendonitis   NAILS & SKIN Ingrown Toenails   DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Peripheral Arterial Disease Peripheral Neuropathy Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Orthotics  

Conditions
... Achilles Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Feet Falls Flat Feet Fungal Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries (Sports and Other) Neuromas Neuropathy Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Thank A Veteran's Feet!
...   Bunions If you want to get technical, a deformity of the bone at the base of your big toe is called hallux valgus, but know them better as bunions...

Fed Up with Ingrown Toenails?
...Ingrown nails may also develop if your toes are constantly squeezed together, either by tight shoes or conditions such as bunions that turn the toes toward each other...

Neuromas
... READ MORE: Shoes for the Activities We Love Neuromas are also more likely to occur in those with high arches, flat feet, bunions, hammertoes, or other foot deformities...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Brachymetararsia
... Bunions & Toepain A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint)...

Bunions Hallux Abducto Valgus
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Bursitis
... Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Haglunds Deformity
... Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

Hallux Rigidus Page
... Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

Hammertoes Page
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

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

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis Trauma & Injuries Urgent Access & Walk-in Hours FAAWC understands the challenge of finding foot and ankle care that is quickly accessible...

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailors Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...

Webbed Toes
... Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

A Guide to Exercise Shoes
...Wearing the wrong size shoe can squeeze toes together, forming bunions and corns, or backward, creating hammertoes...

If You Only Do One Thing For Your Feet...
...Bunions, hammertoes, arthritis and more can plague your tootsies if you don’t stretch them...

Foot Pain is a Vicious Cycle
...Shoes too tight or pointed in the toes can lead to issues such as bunions or hammertoes...

Falling...Falling...Fallen!
...In fact, it’s best if you spend as little time as possible in high heels as they not only impact balance but also affect driving and can lead to foot and ankle issues such as hammertoes, bunions, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, pump bump (Haglund’s deformity), Achilles tendon tightness, and more...

What is a Bunion?
...   Bunions are usually the result of inheriting a biomechanical instability...

Surgical Highlight: Bunions
...There are actually over 150 different recognized operations to correct bunions (Hallux Valgus)...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

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...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

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

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when 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
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...