Foot and Ankle Services

At the Foot and Ankle Center we specialize in all your Foot and Ankle Needs. We are trained in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the foot and ankle. We take a personalized treatment approach to each patient. We always approach each patient as an individual and tailor the treatment to their specific needs. We offer both conservative and surgical treatment for each condition. In addition, we offer many homeopathic treatment options.

Foot and Ankle Services
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Many people visit their physicians with compliant of foot pain that they contribute to arthritis. Many people think that as they age arthritis is “normal” and that it is okay to be suffering with this pain. The truth is there are many different types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle
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Toenail fungus, including laser treatments
In the past few years there have been 2 new topical antifungal medications to become FDA approved. These 2 medications are Jublia and Kerydin, it has been the first time in decades that there have been new FDA approved prescription antifungal medications.
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Diabetic Foot Care, Including Diabetic Shoes
Type II diabetes mellitus, also known as adult onset diabetes, affects over 392 million people worldwide. The increase in obesity in the United States is a contributing factor for the increase in the number of people afflicted with this disease. As the disease progresses over time, it affects ...
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Treatment Of Bunions and Hammertoe Deformities
A bunion, or better known medically speaking as Hallux Abducto Valgus Deformity (HAV), is a bony deformity of the foot that tends to worsen over time. A bunion is a deviation of the big toe and the associated metatarsal bone.
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Heel Pain/Heel Spurs/Plantar Fasciitis
The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is classically known for causing pain in the heel at the first step in the morning. The pain can be so severe that many will limp, or grab onto a wall to make their way to the bathroom.
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Ingrown Toenails
In grown toenails, also known medically as Onychocryptosis, are caused when the edges of the nail grow into the skin and cause pain. Many times, this is caused by incorrect trimming of nails, tight shoe gear or nail disease.
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Foot deformities in adults and childhood/custom molded orthotics
Recently during a patient encounter the patient said to me “Doc I was told I have high arches, but aren’t having arches a good thing”. I responded that although having an arch in the foot is good there is a point when arches become too high that it turns into a problem.
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Flat feet
On a day to day bases we hear people complain that they have flatfeet, but what exactly is flatfeet, what is the cause and how is it treated? A flatfoot, medically known as pes planus, is when the arch of the foot collapses.
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Sports Injuries
A study was done by the prestigious Mayo Clinic, which found that exercise has 7 main benefits to one’s health.
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Treatment of neuromas
Morton’s neuromas is an enlarged nerve that tends to find itself between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bone. It causes nerve pain, such as burning, tingling and possibly numbness to the ball of the foot.
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Peripheral Arterial Disease
In the past few years there has been an increase of awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease, also known as PAD, but what exactly is PAD? How does it affect the lower extremities? And how can it be prevented and treated?
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Gout
Gout, which used to be known as a “rich man’s disease”, is more common than thought. Gout is when there is an increased in uric acid crystals in the body that are then deposited in different joints in the body. The most common joint being the big toe joint, followed by the ankle joint.
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Ulcerations
There are many different types of wounds that may appear on the foot and/or leg. The most common ones seen by podiatrists is a diabetic wound, which are caused by neuropathy (which is damage to the nerves, [see earlier blog on diabetes]).
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Peripheral Neuropathy
Alternative Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is when the feeling/sensation to the feet decrease to a point where there is numbness, tingling and burning. This becomes a dangerous problem if a patient can’t feel their feet and they get a cut or sore
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PRP injections
In more recent years PRP (Platelet rich Plasma) has become popular in the world of professional athletes. Many well-known athletes such as Tiger Wood and Koby Bryant have used PRP to help aid in healing different tendonitis and musculoskeletal injures.
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Athlete's foot
Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, and tinea pedis (aka athlete’s foot), which is foot fungus are related. Some patients present with either of these problems, but many patients present with both.
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Ankle sprains
Ankle Sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. Sprained ankle can affect any type of athlete as well as non-athletic individuals. Ankle sprains typically occur from rolling ones ankle, therefore, it is common in basketball, baseball, football and many other sports.
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Achilles tendonitis
Achilles tendonitis, also known as Achilles tenosynovitis or Achilles tendinopathy, is inflammation of the Achilles tendon.  Symptoms include pain in the back of the calf, usually close to the heel and most commonly 2-6 cm from the insertion of the Achilles in the heel bone.
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