Iontophoresis

Iontophoresis Iontophoresis is a successful treatment for excessively sweaty feet, hands, and other parts of the body. It is a drug-free and non-invasive therapy performed in a doctor’s office, wherein a light electrical current is passed through water into the area being treated, such as the feet. The water conducts the mild electrical current through […]

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the arch of the foot to connect the heel bone and ball of the forefoot. Since the plantar fascia is subjected to great amounts of […]

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy Cryotherapy involves freezing and deadening skin tissue to eliminate surface growths, such as warts that form on the foot. Liquid nitrogen or another cryogen is applied with a cotton swab or probe or is sprayed directly on the skin to freeze the desired area. Some warts require multiple treatments. The procedure is done in […]

Athlete’s Foot Treatment

Athlete’s Foot Treatment Athlete’s foot is a common foot fungus that spreads easily in public places such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers, as these are moist conditions where people usually walk barefoot. The symptoms of athlete’s foot are itchy, burning feet with scaling and redness between the toes. Eventually, the […]

Toe Surgery

Toe Surgery Surgery on the big toe or other toes can be necessary to correct a variety of deformities and growths, including bone spurs under the toenail, hammertoes, claw toes, bunions, and neuromas. If non-surgical treatments do not provide pain relief and improvement of the condition, a podiatrist may need to operate to fix the […]

Nerve (Neuroma) Surgery

Nerve (Neuroma) Surgery Neuromas are benign growths of nerve tissue, or nerve tumors, that form when the nerves are irritated by surrounding tissue rubbing against them. Improper footwear that creates pressure on the foot, as well as foot structure abnormalities and injury to the nerves can cause or worsen neuromas. Symptoms of a neuroma include […]

Metatarsal Surgery

Metatarsal Surgery Metatarsal surgery is mostly performed to treat bunions; it can also be done for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Surgery on the first metatarsal is most common because the first metatarsal runs behind the big toe, which is the toe most commonly affected by bunions. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe […]

Heel Surgery

Heel Surgery Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are common sources of heel pain that may require surgery. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the arch of the foot to connect the heel bone and ball of the forefoot. Heel spurs often accompany plantar fasciitis; spurs are outgrowths […]

Hammertoe Surgery

Hammertoe Surgery Hammertoe occurs when the second, third, or fourth toe bends at the middle joint, often as a result of wearing ill-fitting shoes. Genetics, arthritis, and muscle imbalance can also cause hammertoe. The affected toe resembles a hammer, which is where the deformity it gets its name. With hammertoe, the toe bends downward, rather […]

General Surgery Information

General Surgery Information By the age of 50, most people will have traveled 75,000 miles on their feet. In light of this, foot problems are a common occurrence that affects more than 75% of Americans at one time or another. Foot and ankle problems can develop as a result of injuries, congenital defects, degenerative diseases, […]