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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Running the Race to Good Foot Health
... Stress Fractures: Stress fractures are small cracks in the surface of a bone...

Metatarsalgia: Ball of Foot Pain
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
...Because heels impair balance and increase the risk of falling, ankle sprains and fractures are common...

Diabetic Wounds
...Diabetic foot ulcers and early phases of Charcot fractures can be treated with a total contact cast...

July Articles 2013
... Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures in the foot and ankle happen when muscles become weak due to too much or too little use...

Stress Fracture Forces High School Athlete to Take a Step Back and Rest
... Stress Fractures Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse...

Popular NFL Player Endures Broken Ankle
... Broken Ankles A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area...

October Articles 2013
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment A broken foot is when one of the bones located in the foot fractures, or breaks...

Cyclones Start with Winning Streak as Player Returns from Neuroma Surgery
... For more information about Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle, follow the link below...

May Articles 2014
... Stress fractures are a common injury for runners...

Bobcats’ Center Injures Foot but Pushes through Pain against Miami Heat
...Some of the foot injuries athletes are at risk for include: Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion Stress Fractures Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base Strains There are many types of treatments that are necessary to keep the injury from becoming more serious...

Shin Splints Blooming in the Spring Season
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

June Articles 2014
... Broken toes can be categorized as either minor or severe fractures...

July Articles 2014
... Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use...

Embiid’s Stress Fracture May Make him Less Valuable in Draft
... Athletes like Embiid are constantly moving around, which places huge strains on their feet and makes them susceptible to painful injuries like stress fractures...

Stress Fracture Forces Triathlete to Modify Event Participation
... Stress fractures are painful...

August Articles 2014
...Similar to plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause heel pain due to stress fractures and muscle tearing...

Senior Rugby Player Suffers Heel Injury
...Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing...

September Articles 2014
... Stress fractures are a common injury for runners...

Running Injuries Can Be Prevented with Simple Precautions
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

December Articles 2014
... Stress fractures are a common injury for runners...

Avoid Running Injuries with Proper Training
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

February Articles 2015
...Similar to plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause heel pain due to stress fractures and muscle tearing...

Acupuncture Effective Treatment for Heel Pain
...Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing...

March Articles 2015
...This additional force can result in fractures, ligament tears and muscle strains as the legs compensate for the impact...

April Articles 2015
... Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use...

Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures
Stress fractures, as with other running injuries, can often occur without any apparent reason...

August Articles 2015
...  This added force can cause fractures, ligament tears, and muscle strains because the legs are trying to compensate for the impact...

September Articles 2015
... Broken toes can be categorized as either minor or severe fractures...

Broken Toe affects Jessica Aguilar
... Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery...

DECEMBER ARTICLES 2015
...Similar to plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause heel pain due to stress fractures and muscle tearing...

Achilles Tendon Heel Pain
...Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing...

JANUARY ARTICLES 2016
... Broken toes can be categorized as either minor or severe fractures...

Cosmos Players play Last Game of Season Injured
... Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery...

February Articles 2016
...As with stress fractures, breaks form as a process over time from repeated stress on already present cracks...

March Articles 2016
Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures are small breaks in the bone that are caused by repetitive stress...

Stress Fracture Risks Linked to Gene
...Stress fractures are injuries induced by fatigue, caused by repeated pressure to the bone over a long period of time...

May Articles 2016
... Another common injury for runners is stress fractures...

Avoid Running Injuries with Proper Before-and-After Routines
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

July Articles 2016
... Broken toes can be categorized as either minor or severe fractures...

Bryan Mitchell Sustained Grade 3 Turf Toe Injury
... Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery...

Pokémon Go Players Break Ankles
... Broken Ankles A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area...

Flip-Flops: Dangerous for Your Feet?
...Stress fractures, tendinitis, and shin splints are also problems that stem from wearing flip flops too often...

October Articles 2016
... Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures are small breaks in the bone that are caused by repetitive stress...

J.J. Taylor Sustains Broken Ankle
... Broken Ankles A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area...

Cameron Payne Sustains Stress Fracture Injury
... Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time...

December Articles 2016
... Another common injury for runners is stress fractures...

Runners Susceptible to Turf Toe
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

Don’t Let Top of Foot Pain Bring You Down
...Take note of 3 simple tips that you may have top of foot pain: Warmth at the top of your foot Tenderness in or around the same area Redness in or around the same area Some other reasons you may be experiencing this pain can be related to bone spurs, stress fractures, tendonitis or aging but top of foot pain is not normal and should be addressed right away...

The Drama of Trauma
... Ankle Fractures – If a child receives an ankle fracture, it is likely that it is located in the growth plate of the shin bones...

Repeating Foot Problems

... Stress Fracture – Stress fractures occur when the body is subjected to repeated episodes of micro traumas...

How to Take a Fall
...A fall can be detrimental to our overall health and can cause breaks, fractures, sprains and tears in the bones and muscles of our feet and ankles...

What is Maffucci Syndrome?
...These cysts may result in severe bone deformities, shortening of the limbs, and fractures...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes​ Neuroma​ Plantar Fasciitis ​ Shin Splints Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures​ NAILS & SKIN Athlete’s Foot Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Wounds and Ulcers DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Wounds and Ulcers ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail

ACFAS Library
... Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Accessory Navicular Syndrome Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Achilles Tendon Rupture Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Chronic Ankle Instability 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 Soft Tissue Biopsy Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetararsia Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot 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 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 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 MRSA Infection of the Foot Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteopenia P...

Treating a Sprained Ankle
...Grade 3 sprains often require similar treatment used for ankle fractures; a cast or brace may be needed and surgery may be considered for some patients...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

Ankle Fractures
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Bone Healing
...These include: Movement of the bone fragments; weightbearing too soon Smoking, which constricts the blood vessels and decreases circulation Medical conditions, such as diabetes, hormone-related problems, or vascular disease Some medications, such as corticosteroids and other immunosuppressants Fractures that are severe, complicated, or become infected Advanced age Poor nutrition or impaired metabolism How Can Slow Healing be Treated...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Fracture-Toe
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Heel Bone Fractures
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Jones Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Fractures...

Osteoporosis
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Osteopenia
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot...

Synovitis
... Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help confirm the diagnosis, and help rule out other possible concerns such as fractures or infections...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...