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.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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  

Hammertoes
It’s strange that after all these years of blogging, we haven’t focused on one of the most common foot illnesses: hammertoes...

Conditions
... Achilles Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Feet 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...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

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...

Hammertoes
...In the earlier stages, hammertoes are flexible and the symptoms can often be managed with noninvasive measures...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

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...