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. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Arizona Podiatrist
... Suite 1 Mesa, AZ 85203 480-833-5966 Driving Directions Patient Testimonials  "Thanks! My feet feel so much better with orthotics, new shoes, and elimination of the corns!" Shockwave Therapy Office Events Appointment Request     Even though our feet and ankles are arguably the hardest working parts of our body, and certainly take the most abuse, they are usually ignored until a problem occurs...

Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot EPAT / Shock Wave Therapy 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 to be stretched or torn...

Common Complaints
Adult Acquired Flatfoot Accessory Navicular Syndrome Achilles Tendon Disorders Achilles Tendon Rupture Amputation Prevention: Diabetic Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Ankle Instability-Chronic Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arch Pain Arch Supports Athlete's Foot Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Biopsy Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection  Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetatarsia Broken Ankle Broken Foot Bunions Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) Calcaneal Fractures Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot Claw Toe Clubfoot  Cold Feet Compartment Syndrome Contact Dermatitis Corns Cracked Heels Crutch Use Custom Orthotic Devices Cyst-Ganglion Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Dermatitis Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Shoes Digital Deformity Drop Foot Dry Heels DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Eczema of the Foot Equinus Extra Bones Fallen Arches Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Flatfoot-Adult Acquired Flatfoot-Flexible Flatfoot-Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot Foot Arthritis Foot Bumps Foot Drop Foot Fracture Foot Lumps Foot Odor Foot Rash Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fracture-Ankle  Fracture-Foot Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Fracture-Toe Frostbite Fungal Nails Ganglion Cyst Gangrene Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Gout Haglund's Deformity Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint) Hallux Varus Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Bone Fractures Heel Cracks Heel Fissures Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) High-Arched Foot Inflammation: Actue Ingrown Toenails Instructions for Using Crutches Intermetatarsal Neuroma  Intoeing Joint Pain in the Foot Joint Swelling in the Foot Jones Fracture Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Lisfranc Injuries Lumps Malignant Melanoma of the Foot Morton's Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma) MRSA Infection of the Foot Nail Fungus Neuroma Odor Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteopenia Overlapping, Underlapping Toes P...

Patient Testimonials
... Barb Thanks! My feet feel so much better with the orthotics, new shoes, and elimination of the corns! Roxanne Dr...

Shoe Fittings
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Avoid kids' foot problems with the right shoes
... Tight shoes can cause blisters, corns and calluses on your child’s toes, blisters on the back of the heels or worse, ingrown nails, which can become infected...

Shoe
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...