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.

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...   Acute setting on hospital campus Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Arthroscopic Endoscopic Foot and Ankle Surgery Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Digital X-ray Flat Feet Foot and Ankle Fractures Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Guit Disturbances Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infection - Foot and Leg Ingrown Toenails Injuries In - Office Vascular testing Joint Ultrasound Laser Nail Treatment Limb Salvage Management Minor Procedures Neuromas Pediatric foot Abnormalities Plantar Fasciitis Reconstructive Joint Surgery Toe Nail Surgery Warts Florida Foot and Ankle Associates Michael Rivera, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS If most people had a choice, they’d probably choose to see a foot specialist preferred by their own family physician...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
...Claw toe may lead to the formation of painful calluses...

Hallux Limitus (Stiff Big Toe Joint)
...Left untreated, Hallux Limitus can cause other joint problems, calluses, and/or diabetic foot ulcers...

Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
... Symptoms include: A bump, like a bunion or callus, that develops on the top of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Metatarsalgia
...People often develop a callus under the affected joint...

Heel Callus
Heel calluses, also called plantar calluses, develop when one metatarsal bone is longer or lower than the others and it hits the ground with more force than it is equipped to handle...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Pain Management for Conditions
...   Back to top   Ball of the foot pain Calluses are the most common source of pain on the ball of the foot...

Calluses
A callus, also known as hyperkeratosis, is an area of hard, thickened skin that can occur across the ball of the foot, on the heel, or on the outer side of the big toe...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Ulcers
...In the foot, as prominent metatarsal heads on the plantar (bottom of the foot)are subjected to increased pressure, the skin begins to become callused...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
...Claw toe may lead to the formation of painful calluses...

Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)
...Left untreated, Hallux Limitus can cause other joint problems, calluses, and/or diabetic foot ulcers...

Hallux Rigidis (rigid big toe)
...Symptoms include: A bump, like a bunion or callus, that develops on the top of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Foot Self-Exam
...Check your skin for calluses, blisters, or areas of irritation...

Pedicures
...This gets rid of dead skin cells and calluses...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Calluses and warts...

Heel Surgery
... A surgical procedure, called an osteotomy, is performed to relieve the pressure on the bone from heel calluses...

Metatarsal Surgery
Painful calluses on the ball of the foot are caused by an abnormal alignment of the metatarsal bones...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Children's Shoes
...Check your child's feet periodically for signs of too-tight shoes, such as redness, calluses or blisters, which will help you know when they've outgrown their shoes...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball)
...People often develop a callus under the affected joint...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...