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Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC
"Striving for Excellence in Healthcare One Foot at a Time!" As Podiatric Surgeons we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions...

Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries NeuromaNeuromas and Sclerosing Injections Plantar Fasciitis Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformities Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

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...

Heel Pain
... Heel pain may also be the result of an inflamed bursa (bursitis), a small, irritated sack of fluid; a neuroma (a nerve growth); or other soft-tissue growth...

Neuromas
YOUR PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN TALKS ABOUT NEUROMAS What is a Neuroma...

Forefoot Problems
Neuroma A neuroma is a swelling of a nerve sheath...

Rear Foot
...Other common problems include bunions, hammered toes, neuromas and pain in the ball of the foot...

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
..." -- Paula Neuroma Surgery " Today is my last visit after my neuroma surgery...

Neuroma
A neuroma is an enlarged, benign growth of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes...

Neuromas and Sclerosing Injections
Neuromas and Sclerosing Injections As a potential treatment, the injection of 4% alcohol into an intermetatarsal neuroma was an alternative to surgical excision of the neuroma(s)...

Davenport Office
As Podiatric Surgeons in Davenport we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions...

Winter Haven Office
As Podiatric Surgeons in Winter Haven we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions...

Lakeland Podiatry Office
As Podiatric Surgeons in Lakeland we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions...

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

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Diagnosis An accurate diagnosis is essential because the symptoms of capsulitis can be similar to those of a condition called Morton’s neuroma, which is treated differently from capsulitis...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...The stress on the ball of the foot can cause capsulitis of the second toe, neuromas, and increased pain in the great toe joint (often hallux rigidus)...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
What Is a Neuroma...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...