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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What is a Podiatrist?
...   Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...Depending on the severity, treatments may include orthotics (shoe inserts), cortisone injections, and, in extreme cases, surgical removal of the growth...

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...

Achilles Tendonitis
... Orthotics, which are corrective shoe inserts designed to help support the muscle and relieve stress on the tendon...

Shin Splints
... Proper stretching before and after exercise and sports, corrective shoes, or orthotics (corrective shoe inserts) can help prevent shin splints...

Flat Feet
... Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, icing, physical therapy, supportive taping, bracing, and orthotics are common treatments for painful progressive flatfoot...

Hallux Limitus (Stiff Big Toe Joint)
...Anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and/or functional orthotics are some of the common treatments for stiff big toe...

Metatarsalgia
...In more severe cases, custom orthotics may be prescribed to alleviate the pain and prevent overpronation...

Spurs
... Anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, corrective shoes, and/or orthotics (special shoe inserts) are some of the common treatments for spurs...

Tarsal Coalition
...Nonsurgical treatments, such as corrective shoes or custom orthotics, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication, are the first courses of action...

Arthritis
... Orthotics or specially prescribed shoes...

Cancer
...There are a number of nonsurgical measures for treating plantar fibromas, such as orthotics...

Kohler's Disease
... Treatments may include cast immobilization, reduced activities and foot orthotics or inserts...

Pain Management for Conditions
...This includes calf muscle stretching, over the counter arch supports, and orthotics...

Burning Feet
... In some cases, orthotics may be helpful to correct any underlying mechanical imbalances which may be responsible for your burning feet...

Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)
... Anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and/or functional orthotics are some of the common treatments for stiff big toe...

Neuroma
...  Treatments generally include wearing corrective shoes or orthotics and/or receiving cortisone injections...

Children's Feet
... When Foot Care Is Needed To help with flatfeet, special shoes or orthotics may be prescribed...

Orthotics
Orthotics, also known as orthoses, refers to any device inserted into a shoe, ranging from felt pads to custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern...

Corrective and Prescription Shoes
...This extra volume accommodates inserts, or orthotics, as well as deformities commonly associated with a diabetic foot...

Your Footprint
...If arch supports or sports shoes don't help, please contact our office for a custom-molded orthotics...

Wear Patterns
...Orthotics may help...

Flat Feet (over pronation)
...Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, icing, physical therapy, supportive taping, bracing, and orthotics are common treatments for painful progressive flatfoot...

Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball)
...In more severe cases, custom orthotics may be prescribed to alleviate the pain and prevent overpronation...