Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. 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. For a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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What We Treat
... Achilles Tendon Ankle & Foot Sports Care Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Diabetic Care Flat Feet Foot Surgery Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis 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...

Our Services
...These may include: foot & ankle fractures, some foot infections, severe foot deformities, painful bunions & hammertoes, chronic ankle sprains/instability, tendon tears, and foot and ankle arthritis...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Anatomy of the Foot Ankle Sprains Bunions Flat Foot Hammertoes Metatarsalgia Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Tendonitis   NAILS & SKIN Corns and Calluses Ingrown Toenails Plantar Warts Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Peripheral Arterial Disease   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Athletic Shoes Orthotics  

Ankle & Foot Surgery
...These may include: foot and ankle fractures, deep foot infections, severe foot deformities, painful bunions & hammertoes, chronic ankle sprains / instability, tendon tears, and foor or ankle arthritis...

Treating a Sprained Ankle
An ankle sprain occurs when the foot rolls or twists to the point where a ligament inside stretches beyond its normal capacity...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles
...Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries...

Taking Care of a Sprained Ankle
... You could be dealing with an ankle sprain if you experience: Swelling Ankle pain Tenderness Bruising Limited range of motion Stiffness Trouble putting weight on the ankle If you suspect that you have sprained your ankle it’s important to call your podiatrist right away...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

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...

Ankle Sprain
What Is an Ankle Sprain...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Fracture-Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Diagnosis Lisfranc injuries are sometimes mistaken for ankle sprains, making the diagnostic process very important...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...    Os trigonum syndrome is usually triggered by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Talar Dome Lesion
...   Talar dome lesions are usually caused by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... An injury, such as an ankle sprain, may produce inflammation and swelling in or near the tunnel, resulting in compression of the nerve...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...

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