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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All About Ankle Pain
... Common Causes In addition to ankle sprains and other injuries, ankle pain can be caused by arthritis, gout, pseudogout, and infection...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY QUICK - SAFE - SUCCESSFUL ESWT offers PAIN RELIEF & RESTORATION of MOBILITY in: TENDON Injuries LIGAMENT Injuries MUSCLE Pain Delayed BONE Healing / Stress Fractures JOINT disease such as Osteoarthritis NEW DISCOVERY: Is There A Role For ESWT In Wound Care...

Ultrasound
...acute/lack of pathology for work comp/bilateral comparison Plantar Fibroma/with direct measurement Heel spur/fracture of spur/position on medial or lateral tuberosity Morton's neuroma/real time Mulder's click/differentiation from adjacent metatarsal bursitis Tibialis posterior/rupture/tendonitis/dysfunction Rheumatoid arthritis/capsular erosion/cffa/Nodules Bone/cffa/Near surface only/immediate view of stress fracture/chevron osteotomy/periostitis,subperiosteal hematoma, osteotomy bridging/motion at fx/osteotomy site/fx sesamoids,sesamoidal facet arthropathy Ankle sprain/deltoid ligament/partial vs...

Arthritis
YOUR PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN TALKS ABOUT ARTHRITIS What is Arthritis...

Hammertoes
...Rigid hammertoes can be seen in patients with severe arthritis, for example, or in patients who wait too long to seek professional treatment...

Heel Pain
... Rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of arthritis, including gout, which usually manifests itself in the big toe joint, can cause heel discomfort in some cases...

What is a Podiatrist?
...Such conditions include diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease...

Forefoot Problems
... Joint Implant Surgery Foot arthritis can be painful during activity with joint stiffness, aching and throbbing...

Rear Foot
...Both men and women present with arthritis in the back of the foot and ankle...

Video Patient Testimonials
Select a category to view Patient Testimonials Bunion Surgery & Hammer Toe Surgery  Morton's Neuroma & Removal of Them   Shockwave Therapy Achilles Tendon Heel Pain & Topaz Compilation Treatment Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Fallen Arch - Ritchie Brace Achilles Tendon Surgery Heel Bone & Achilles Tendon Surgery Peroneal Tendon Tear Surgery Muscle Laser Treatment Triple Arthrodesis Surgery Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery Heel Pain - Custom Made Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis Surgery Ankle Surgery Heel Spurs - Cortisone Injection Correction of Hallux Varus Right Arthritic bone Spur Surgery Ankle Arthroscopy on Heel Spurs Posterior Tibal Tendon Tear TurboMed Foot Drop Brace Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Excision of Neoplasm (Mass) on Foot...

Patient Testimonial Transcripts
..." -- Robert Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery - "I had my last evaluation today from my joint replacement surgery I had on March 5th...

Richie Brace
... When treating adult-acquired flatfoot without ankle joint arthritis, Marque Allen, DPM, prefers the Richie brace over the Arizona brace...

Dr. Wellens and Dr. Ortiz Discuss Foot and Ankle Health
... Also we see athletes with ankle sprains or ankle conditions and in the elderly population we see a lot of patients with diabetic foot problems as well as ulcerations or numb feet, pain in their feet or arthritis...

Quell manage chronic pain
... Designed for people with painful diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, sciatica and osteoarthritis among others...

Laser packages
...   10 Clinical Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy Anti-Inflammatory Analgesic Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth Improved Vascular Activity Increases Metabolic Activity Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation Improved Nerve Function Immunoregulation Faster Wound Healing We effectively treat pain and inflammation associated with the following conditions: Plantar Fasciitis Neuromas Neuropathies Arthritis Sports injuries Tendon & ligament injuries Back & joint pain Muscle sprains & strains Tendonitis Wounds Post-surgical swelling Disc disease

Steph Curry's Ankle Injury
...This is due to the constant twisting of the ankle, when walking on uneven surfaces, that can cause future problems such as osteochondral lesions and osteoarthritis...

Isaiah Canaan's Devastating Injury
... After the surgery, he will be nonweightbearing for six weeks and will require extensive physical therapy to prevent arthritis in his ankle...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
... Left untreated, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction may lead to flatfoot and arthritis in the hindfoot...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Ankle Fractures
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Foot Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Fracture-Ankle
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Hallux Rigidus
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Inflammation: Acute
...When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Arthritis and problems with foot alignment are very likely to develop...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
What Is Osteoarthritis...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Complications of Talar Dome Lesions Depending on the amount of damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint, arthritis may develop in the joint, resulting in chronic pain, swelling and limited joint motion...

Tarsal Coalition
...Less common causes of tarsal coalition include infection, arthritis, or a previous injury to the area...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Systemic diseases such as diabetes or arthritis can cause swelling, thus compressing the nerve...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...