Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, 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.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Foot and Ankle Care - Wound Care - Reconstructive Surgery - 24 Hour Emergency Trauma Care for Existing Patients
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas 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 being stretched or torn...

The Arch Enemy: How to Ease Pain Caused by Flatfoot
...with flat feet, also known as fallen arches, the arches of their feet are either partially or completely collapsed...

Pregnancy and Foot Pain: How Mothers-to-Be Can Relieve Aching Feet
... Another troubling foot problem that can occur during pregnancy is over-pronation (flat feet) which is caused when a person's arch flattens out upon weight bearing causing the feet to turn in abnormally...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...if you have flat feet, select shoes with good arch support) Still not ready to part with your favorite pair of sneakers or trendy heels...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
...Causes include: Injury to the ankle, which may produce swelling near the nerve Abnormal blood vessels or cysts that occupy space within the tunnel Scar tissue that press against the nerve Foot deformities, such as flat feet which increase strain on the nerve Systematic diseases, such as diabetes or arthritis When patients visit us at our Stuart office with tarsal tunnel syndrome, they often experience one or more symptoms, usually felt on the bottom of the foot or the inside of the ankle...

Looking After Little Feet: Proper Foot Care for Your Baby
...A young child can be affected by foot conditions such as: Intoeing Outoeing Flat feet Warts Heel pain Tips for Parents Parents can help promote normal, healthy foot development for their baby...

Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
...People with flat feet, arthritis and other foot problems are also more susceptible to develop Achilles tendonitis due to increased demands placed on the tendon when walking...

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)...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Sometimes osteoarthritis develops as a result of abnormal foot mechanics such as flat feet or high arches...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Shin Splints
...Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by anything that produces compression on the posterior tibial nerve, such as: A person with flat feet is at risk for developing tarsal tunnel syndrome, because the outward tilting of the heel that occurs with “fallen” arches can produce strain and compression on the nerve...