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...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
... Hammertoes—usually stemming from muscle imbalance, this condition occurs when the toe is bent into a claw-like position...

Deformities
Amniotic Band Syndrome Bunions Claw Toe Clubfoot Dysplasia Enchondroma Flat Feet Gordon Syndrome Haglund's Deformity Hallux Limitus (Stiff Big Toe Joint) Hallux Varus Hammertoes Jackson Weiss Syndrome Mallet Toes Metatarsalgia Osteomyelitis Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Sesamoiditis Spurs Tarsal Coalition

Diabetes and Your Feet
...Additionally, if you have common foot abnormalities such as flat feet, bunions, or hammertoes, prescription shoes or orthotics from your podiatrist may be necessary to further protect your feet from other damage...

Toe Problems
BunionsClaw ToeDigital DeformityHallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)Hallux Rigidis (rigid big toe)Hallux VarusHammertoesIntoeingOverlapping, Underlapping ToesSubungal Exotosis (bone spur under toenail) Turf Toe

Hammertoes
...Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery...

Digital Deformity
... The most common digital deformities are hammertoes, claw toes, mallet toes, bone spurs, and overlapping and underlapping toes...

Hammertoes
...Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery...

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

Stockings?
...The cramping and pressure of the hose can contribute to ingrown toenails and hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Hammertoe Surgery
...Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and painful, requiring surgery...

Toe Surgery
... Hammertoes, which are frequently caused by an imbalance in the tendon or joints of the toes...

Corrective and Prescription Shoes
...As a general rule, people with diabetes should choose shoes that: Accommodate, stabilize, and support deformities, such as Charcot Foot, loss of fatty tissue, hammertoes, and amputations...

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

Women's Shoes
...This uneven distribution of weight, coupled with the narrow toe box characteristic of most high heels, can lead to discomfort, bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities...

Wear Patterns
... Toe-shaped ridges on the upper means your shoes are too small or you have hammertoes...