Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that 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 Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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

Search Results
FAQs About Bunions
...Some of the most common options include:   Wearing shoe inserts or custom orthotics (which your podiatrist can prescribe for you) Only wearing shoes that fit comfortably and give your toes room to move Splinting or taping the foot so it’s in the proper position Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like Tylenol or Aleve Taking prescription medication or cortisone injections may also reduce pain and swelling, particularly if symptoms are more severe Applying a wrapped ice pack to the bunion to reduce swelling and discomfort Can a bunion be removed...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
...Luckily, most healthy individuals dealing with mild or even moderate forms of heel pain can manage their symptoms with simple at-home measures such as: Over-the-counter pain relievers Splinting or bracing the foot Resting and staying off your feet whenever possible Avoiding high-impact activities or activities that exacerbate your symptoms Stretching/strengthening exercises Physical therapy Wearing supportive footwear Using custom orthotics (shoe inserts) Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) If you find that your symptoms just continue to persist or get worse after two weeks of at-home care then it’s time to come in and visit a podiatrist who will be able to figure out what’s going on and how to treat the problem...

What Are Bunions?
...They may recommend: Custom-fit orthotics or footwear Physical therapy exercises Protective padding inside your shoes Removing corns or calluses to eliminate friction For bunions with significant bone involvement, surgery may be suggested to realign your foot and toe...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Orthotics...

Custom Orthotic Devices
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Orthotics
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Shin Splints
...A foot and ankle surgeon can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed...