Category: Foot Surgery

Surgery Preparedness 101

When you are told you need a surgery for your foot or ankle you can feel a lot of apprehension at the announcement. Surgeries are very serious matters especially if you have an underlying condition that may complicate the operation. Before getting surgery on your foot or ankle it is important to consult with a […]

How to Use Crutches

Before you begin using crutches, your doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or podiatrist will show you how to adjust the crutches so they are at the right height for you. If a patient has never used a crutch, they should not do so without instructions and without trying them out in the podiatrist’s office. Usually you […]

Tumor on the Foot

Although we are constantly using our feet, we occasionally sit down, take a break, and put them up to relax. During this time of relaxation is when we usually notice if something is not quite right with our feet. Sometimes you see a wound, a bruise or even a bump. It is important to get […]

Types of Arthritis Surgery

With over 50 million adults living with arthritis, it is no surprise that it is one of the most common reasons for people to seek help from podiatrists. The foot has over 30 joints to support the entire body’s weight, so when there is swelling, pain, or limitations in movement, it can affect your gait […]

Bunionectomy: Last Resort for Bunions

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is when the big toe joint is deformed due to misalignment, which usually causes the big toe to point towards the other toes. Bunions can be caused by excessive pressure from improper or narrow shoes, overpronation, previous injuries, birth defects, or arthritis. When other treatments such as custom […]

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