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From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Associated Foot Surgeons is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included some of our leading services on this page.

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon – the longest tendon in the body – runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the “heel cord”, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping to raise the heel off the ground.

Two common disorders that occur in the heel cord are… Read More

Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the other (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually the “giving way” occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you’re just standing. Many athletes, as well as others,suffer from chronic ankle instability.

People with chronic ankle instability often complain of… Read More

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments In the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue – like rubber bands – that connect one bone to another and bind the joints togethers. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side to side movement.

Some ankle sprains are much worse than others… Read More

Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage-the connective tissues found at the end of the bones and the joints – protects and cushions the bones during movement. When cartilage deteriorates or is lost, symptoms develop that can restrict one’s ability to easily perform daily activities.

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis… Read More

The structure of your foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Of the 26 bones in your foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist. A podiatric foot and ankle surgeon should be seen for proper diagnosis and treatment, even if initial treatment has been received in an emergency room.

A fracture is a break in the bone. Fractures can be divided into two categories… Read More

Fungal problems seen most often are athlete’s foot and fungal nails. A fungus is a common mold that thrives in warm, dark, moist areas. It can grow on and between toes, as well as on soles and toenails. Fungal problems can be a result of environment (socks, shoes, heat, and humidity) or weakened immunity (diseases such as diabetes).

Chronic fungal infections are most common in adults, while acute fungal infections are seen… Read More

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet – even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you might not notice a pebble in your shoe – so you could develop a blister, then a sore, then a stubborn infection that might cause amputation of your foot or leg.

To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot, or leg, be sure to follow these guidelines… Read More

A ganglion cyst is a mass of tissue that is filled with a jelly-like fluid. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump of cells that forms below the surface of the skin.

Ganglion cysts are among the most common benign soft-tissue masses… Read More

Gout is a disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or a joint – most often the joint of the big toe.

An attack of gout can be miserable, marked by the following symptoms… Read More

Hammertoe is a contracture – or bending – of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes,causing problems to develops.

Common symptoms of hammertoe include… Read More

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis – a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.

Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed… Read More

When a toenail is ingrown, the nail is curved downward and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe.

If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area… Read More

Puncture wounds and cuts are not the same. A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed object – for example, a nail that you step on. In contrast, a cut is an open wound that doesn’t produce a “hole” but rather a long tear in the skin.Puncture wounds require different treatment from cuts because these small holes in the skin can disguise serious injury.

Puncture wounds are common in the foot, especially in warm weather when… Read More

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body.The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs at the base of the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes referred to as an intermetataral neuroma.“Intermetatarsal” describe its location – in the ball of the foot between the metatarsal bones (the bones extending from the toes to the midfoot). Neuromas may also occur in other locations in the foot.

The thickening, or enlargement, of the nerve that defines a neuroma is the result of… Read More

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis – a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.

Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed… Read More

Commonly referred to as “poor circulation”, Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) is the restriction of blood flow in the arteries of the leg. When arteries become narrowed by plaque (the accumulation of cholesterol and other materials on the walls of the arteries), the oxygen-rich blood flowing through the arteries cannot reach the legs and feet.

The presence of P.A.D. may be an indication of more widespread arterial disease… Read More

A wart is s small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot.

Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents, and the elderly… Read More