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FOOT & ANKLE DISORDERS

Assessment and treatment of foot and ankle injuries and medical conditions

Interactive foot diagnosis map - click on arrows or name for detailed information (PDF's)
Note: A few links are not yet active. We are working on more informational handouts
Foot and Ankle Diagnosis interactive map

  • Achilles Tendinosis - Tendinosis is a term that describes incomplete healing, scar formation and altered blood vessel formation in a tendon. (PDF file)
  • Ankle Arthritis - While most individuals are aware of the “wear and tear” arthritis common in the hip and knee, arthritis in the ankle is less commonly spoken about. (PDF file)
  • Ankle Sprains - Ankle sprains are an unfortunately common occurrence during sporting activities as well as a result of everyday activities. The term sprain refers to stretching or tearing of the lig-aments, a structure connecting bone to bone.
  • Bunions - The term bunion means "turnip" and can be applied to any bump on the foot, but most commonly refers to a bump along the inside surface of the foot next to the great toe.
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  • Bunionettes (Tailor's bunion) - The term bunionette means "small turnip" and can be applied to any bump on the foot, but most commonly refers to a bump along the outer surface of the foot next to the small toe. (PDF file)
  • Flat Foot Deformity - There are multiple causes of "flat feet" (a foot without an arch). Differentiation should be made between a foot that has an arch that flattens when standing and one that never has an arch. (PDF file)
  • Foot Arthritis - Arthritis in the foot is quite common. Arthritis is the destruction and loss of cartilage in a joint for any of a number of reasons. (PDF file)
  • Hallux Rigidus (Arthritis of the Big Toe) - Hallux rigidus also called hallux limitus is a condition caused by changes to the cartilage in the joint at the base of the first great toe. (PDF file)
  • MetatarsalgiaMetatarsalgia (Pain under the ball of the foot) - Pain and inflammation under the ball of the your foot (metatarsal heads). This is a common issue that affects a wide variety of patients from high impact athletes to our aging patients. (PDF file)
  • Os Trigonum Syndrome - Many individuals have an extra bone behind the ankle. Most of these individuals will never know it, as it usually does not cause problems. However, in athletes, especially dancers, this area will become painful, and often hinders performance. (PDF file)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Fasciosis) - Plantar fasciosis is a very common problem. Ten percent of the US population develops this at some point. Though almost everyone refers to this diagnosis as plantar fasciitis, we have learned that it is an inappropriate term, as no inflammation (itis) is involved. The better term is plantar fasciosis as primarily degenerative changes are noted within the tissue. (PDF file)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction - Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction is a progressive process of weakening and degeneration within the posterior tibial tendon and other structures on the inside of the foot that causes progressive loss of the arch. (PDF file)

Additional Patient Handouts:

  • Preparing for Surgery - Additional information for you to review about what to expect before, during and after your surgical procedure. (PDF file)
  • Post Operative Instructions Sheet - Sample
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a method to enhance the body's healing response. This is different in intent and biology from an injection of corticosteroid. (PDF file)
  • Your Shoes Fit & Function - Shoe selection is important for comfort as well as keeping you performing at the highest level possible. (PDF file)
  • Metatarsal Pads - A small soft insert placed into the shoe to help remove pressure from a painful area in the front of the foot that may be present from multiple underlying causes. (PDF file)
  • Achilles Eccentric Strengthening - Tendinotic changes of the achilles and the resulting pain is often treated initially with a course of exercises designed to biologically alter the cause for pain. (PDF file)
  • Achilles Stretching Program - A tight achilles, or more commonly a tight gastrocnemius (the large muscle of the calf), can lead to multiple foot problems. (PDF file)
  • Ankle Replacement - Ankle Replacement is a surgical option for a growing number of patients with end-stage ankle arthritis. (PDF file)

 

 
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