Patient Education

Common Foot & Ankle Problems

The Patient Education contains some of the foot and ankle problems and conditions treated by our podiatrists in Peoria, AZ and Wickenburg, AZ.

Our foot and ankle specialists may be able to quickly offer you relief from your heel pain, foot pain or ankle tendonitis with a non-surgical or non-invasion treatment such as custom orthotics, shockwave therapy, diabetic shoes, steroid injection therapy, stich-less hammertoe procedure and a variety of other treatments.

Our podiatrists focus on proper education and understanding to provide an effective treatment plan that contributes to a better quality of life.

Please feel free to seek the advice and consult with our foot and ankle doctors at Peoria AZ Foot and Ankle Specialists with any questions you may have regarding your foot and ankle problem.

Achilles Tendonitis

What Is the Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. It runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping...

Diabetic Shoes & Footwear

Stylish Men’s & Women’s Diabetic Shoes No more Ugly diabetic shoes you HAVE TO wear.  You will WANT TO wear these fashionable diabetic shoes that bring both comfort and style and allow you to maintain an active, healthy and productive lifestyle. At Peoria Foot...

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) The Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy with the Piezowave2 machine uses an acoustic wave carrying energy to painful spots in your foot and ankle.   The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

What Is Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)? Heel pain is a common condition that affects our feet. Many people will suffer for a long time, because they think the pain will go away. Unfortunately, this pain often gets worse and sometimes becomes disabling. Simple...

Ingrown Toenails

What Is an Ingrown Toenail? When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail).  This digging in of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe. If an...

Bunions

What is a Bunion? A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint).  Bunions form when the toe moves out of place.  The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as...

Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma) What Is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body.  The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is...

Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Generally called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Podiatrists sometimes prescribe orthotic devices to...

Ankle Sprain & Ankle Pain

What Is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle.  Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together.  In the ankle joint,...

Hammertoes

HammertoesWhat Is Hammertoe? Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) deformity of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually...

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