Foot & Ankle Care Information

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You've got questions about your foot pain—and we've got answers. Our first-class team of surgical podiatrists provides a wealth of foot and ankle information for you to learn more about specific causes of pain, home remedies, and possible surgical options.


Tarsal Coalition Resource for Parents

Parents, here is a website that briefs you a little bit about your child's tarsal coalition.  This is very good information if you have just left the office and feel kind of overwhelmed and lost.  It helps break down the information you heard about during your appointment and throws in visual aids to show you what's going on.  Enjoy!… Continue Reading

Bunion and Hammertoe Surgery

Bunions and hammertoes must be addressed surgically if conservative treatment fails. In this case we recommend that the patient avoid minimal incision procedures as these deformities will return within 5 to 10 years. Bunion and hammertoe surgery is generally very successful; 90% of people have bunion surgery indicate significant reduction in pain a… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Orthotics

Orthotics, also called arch supports or inserts, are used to aid people with foot pain. Orthotics can be a very powerful way to change the way that we walk, correct deformities, and keep joints in alignment. The general concept behind an orthotic is that it can be used to give our feet extra support beyond the ligaments and tendons that are already… Continue Reading

Pediatric Deformities

Children often present with a foot, leg, and ankle deformities at an early age. This can be seen by just looking at a child’s lower extremities but it can also be noted when the child begins walking at 18 months. The child may have difficulty walking, often falling as a result fall.   Possible Deformities Lower extremity deformities in… Continue Reading

How Runner's Feet Should Hit the Ground

Hey Runners—This One's For You! Do you practice striking on your midfoot/forefoot or your heels? There have been experiments that show that runners who run on their forefeet are finishing races faster. These runners are also lowering their injury rates. When looking at runners who strike heel first, there was a significant amount of runners … Continue Reading

Running: A Source of Exercise Or Pain?

Running can be a great exercise, however it can also cause a lot of extra stress on our feet, knees and even hips and backs. There are a plethora of opinions and factors involved in running. The best surface. Proper shoes. Orthotics. Barefoot running. Before we get to that, a little background is necessary. There are predominantly two types of foo… Continue Reading

Toe Arthritis - Hallus Limitus/Rigidus

Walking on the beach around the lake or just at home relaxing after a long day at the office, nobody wants to limp or limit how far they can walk.  A growing complaint, especially during the summer months is big toe pain.  Whether it is pain any time you move your big toe or just standing by the counter, there are many different afflictio… Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions About Hammertoes

Hammertoes are a very common condition that can be a nuisance for many. What Causes the Development of a Hammertoe? There are several different reasons why hammertoes develop, mostly dealing with foot structure. Most often, it is due to one tendon on the toe overpowering another. This causes the digit to contract and as the tendons pull with tim… Continue Reading

Common Ankle Injury: Ankle Sprain

Almost everyone has experienced that moment when your ankle twists in the wrong way and you end up with a sprain. In fact, this type of scenario happens so frequently that 150,000 people are sent to the emergency room or urgent care center each year for ankle sprains. And that figure doesn’t even include those who don’t seek medical hel… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Prevent Shin Splints

Are Shin Splints Slowing You Down? Most runners have had shin splints at some point in their life time. Shin splints are especially common among beginning runners, or in runners who are over training. Shin splints are commonly caused by over training, improper foot strike, shoes, and hard running surfaces. Below are 4 best practices to help preven… Continue Reading