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8 Reasons Why Shoes Matter to Your Foot and Ankle Specialist

8 Reasons Why Shoes Matter to Your Foot and Ankle Specialist

April 20, 2022 6:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever hobbled off the dance floor at a wedding with your heels in hand, you know shoes can easily cause foot pain. Foot and ankle specialists know too. This holds for all sorts of footwear, not just the special-occasion kind. Those pairs of office shoes, exercise shoes, and weekend-errand-running shoes that help you...

Recovering After Foot and Ankle Surgery

A Quick Guide to Speeding Up Recovery after foot and ankle surgery

April 20, 2022 5:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re getting ready for a more in-depth foot and ankle surgery or a minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, you’re going to have to commit to your rehabilitation once you’re discharged from the surgical center if you want to make the best recovery. But how can you go about ensuring that you’re doing everything...

Heater vs neuropathic foot

April 13, 2022 5:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

66-year-old male diabetic, neuropathic is seen in the office regarding the ulcerations and infections of his left foot.  Patient 2 weeks ago left his foot close to a space heater and has slowly developed these 2 ulcerations. Patient has diabetic neuropathy and did not have any pain or currently does not have any pain.  Treatment...

Hammertoe Correction

Hammertoe Surgery

February 20, 2022 2:22 am Published by Comments Off on Hammertoe Surgery

Hammer toes are a very common occurrence. Here is a case of a young female with chronic pain in her 3rd digit due to a hammer toe deformity which was causing irritation with shoe gear. Pain can be due to chronic pressure with the toe rubbing against the inside of the shoes causing callus build...

Foot Laceration

Foot Laceration and Repair

February 20, 2022 2:12 am Published by Comments Off on Foot Laceration and Repair

Trauma to the foot ankle can be devastating. This is a case of man against machine, where an industrial equipment caused a full thickness laceration. On examination vital structures including the main blood vessel was exposed but not damaged. Unfortunately the tendons that move the foot up and down, the tendon that moves the toe...

Plantar Fibroma Surgery

Plantar Fibroma Surgery

February 20, 2022 1:59 am Published by Comments Off on Plantar Fibroma Surgery

Plantar fibromas are benign tumors of the foot which present as painful masses and lumps. These lumps originate from and within the plantar fascia due to increased fibroblast activity. Initially the treatment is conservative and includes steroid injections, verapamil topical gel application, custom offloading orthotics and shoe gear modification. Surgery is often the last resort....

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