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We Want to Make Sure You are Fully Educated on Proper Foot Health

These articles will teach you all about common foot problems. We encourage patients to always consult a doctor before self-medicating, however, it is essential to understand your condition. 

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  • What is Haglund’s Deformity? Commonly known as pump bump, Haglund Deformity is caused by those who wear shoes that put excessive pressure on the back of the heel.
  • Surgery for Hammertoes: What to Expect at Home Dr. Schaeffer describes what to expect when you are having hammertoe surgery. He outlines the recover process and how you can recover at home.
  • Treat a Corn Getting rid of corns on your toes or feet is easy and painless. In our office we do corn removals daily treating the cause and symptoms of corns. Call our office to set up your free appointment today!
  • Recovering From Bunion Surgery Recovering from bunion surgery is a huge concern for our patients. The time it will take you to get back to your normal activities will depend on your individual situation.
  • Tailor's Bunion (Bunionette) A tailor's bunion or bunionette is a bony prominence that protrudes on the outside of the foot near the fifth metatarsal, the pinky toe.
  • Neuromas Causes and Treatment A neuroma is a swelling or scarring of a small nerve that connects to two of your toes and provides sensation to these toes.
  • Gout Causes and Treatment Gout is a painful condition of the foot that occurs when the build up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. Gout attacks can be extremely painful.
  • Claw Toe Causes and Treatment Claw toe is caused by nerve damage from diseases such as alcoholism or diabetes which weaken the foot. Without treatment this condition will only get worse.
  • Tarsal Coalition Symptoms and Treatment A tarsal coalition is a bone condition that causes decreased motion or absence of motion in one or more of the joints in the foot. There are different treatment options.
  • Causes and Treatment for a Blister Most blisters are caused by friction or minor burns and do not require medical attention. New skin will form underneath the affected area and the fluid is simply absorbed.
  • Preventing Bunions Bunions can be a painful and inconvenient condition. Most bunions occur due to tight/ill fitting shoes, heredity, and other underlying foot conditions.
  • Causes and Treatment for Corns and Calluses Corns and calluses are very common problems. Corns and calluses are often mistakenly considered a "skin" condition. They are actually the visible sign of an underlying "bone" problem.
  • Causes and Treatment of Haglund's Deformity Haglund Deformity (also known as "pump bump" or "retrocalcaneal bursitis") is a painful enlargement of the back of the heel bone that becomes irritated by shoes.
  • Causes and Treatment of Hallux Rigidus Arthritis in your feet can cause this painful condition, Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe). Walking, running, exercising and other activities can become painful or intolerable.
  • Causes and Treatment of Hallux Limitus Hallux Limitus is a condition that results in stiffness of the big toe joint. It is normally caused by an abnormal alignment of the long bone behind the big toe joint.
  • Causes and Treatment of Hallux Varus This condition is caused when the big toe points away from the second toe. It usually results from a complication from bunion surgery, although there are other reasons this condition occurs.
  • Causes and Treatments for Hammertoes This very common condition is a deformity of the second, third and fourth toes. The toe is bent at the middle joint causing it to look like a hammer.
  • Causes and Treatment of Mallet Toes This condition effects active individuals and causes pain in the toes. Mallet toes are often caused by bone and muscle imbalances become exaggerated.
  • Overlapping or Underlapping Toes This article explains a condition that causes the toes to become deformed. This usually involves the fourth and fifth toes.
  • Bunion Causes and Treatment Options Bunions are a very common foot problem that can cause a great deal of pain. We have many treatment options that can quickly and painlessly eliminate your frustrating bunions.