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...

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

Cancer
...Unlike plantar warts, which grow on the skin, these grow deep inside on a thick fibrous band called the plantar fascia...

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...

Lesions
...Others are acquired over time, such as acne, warts, allergies, sunburn, or abrasions...

Warts
Most foot warts are harmless, even though they may be painful...

General Information
... Calluses and warts...

Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts that uses a very cold substance (usually liquid nitrogen) to freeze and deaden the tissue...

Plantar Fibromas
...Unlike plantar warts, which grow on the skin, these grow deep inside on a thick fibrous band of ligaments called the plantar fascia...