PAD – Peripheral Arterial Disease

PAD – Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition that affects approximately 12 million Americans.  It occurs when blood vessels become narrowed and restrict blood flow.  PAD can develop in many areas of the body but is very often first seen in the lower legs and...
Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a benign thickening or enlargement of an intermetatarsal plantar nerve.  The area of the foot known as “the ball of the foot” is made up of five large joints with very little room in the spaces between the joints.  When these joints bump...
Hammertoes

Hammertoes

A hammertoe is a change in toe position due to contracture of tendons, laxity of ligaments or arthritic change in joints.  These generally progress over time and have many causes and presentations. Hammertoes, one of the most painful foot ailments, can often be traced...
Fractures

Fractures

A podiatrist, like myself, is trained to handle almost all conditions concerning the foot.  Not a week goes by in my office that someone does not come in with some sort of broken bone. If you feel you have broken a bone in your foot please seek medical attention...
Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses

Our bodies have a wonderful ability to protect us from injury.  For example, reflexes help us avoid many bumps and bruises. Another protective ability we don’t often think about is the skin’s ability to avoid ulceration.  When the foot is getting a large amount of...