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...

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Ankle Replacement

What is Total Ankle Replacement? Total Ankle Arthroscopy is commonly called total ankle replacement.  It is one of today’s solutions for debilitating ankle arthritis.   Total Ankle Replacement replaces an arthritic joint with an implant (prosthesis).   It enables...

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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,...

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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...

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What is a Callus? A callus is a thickened area of skin on the foot caused by pressure and repeated rubbing, such as from a shoe or sock.  The rubbing causes the skin to produce a layer of protective skin (a callus).  Calluses vary in size and can become painful....

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Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care – Neuropathy People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation.  Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to...

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Diabetic Shoes

What Are Diabetic Shoes? Diabetic shoes are specially designed shoes intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with pre-existing foot disease.  Diabetic shoe design incorporates: Extra Depth – accommodates for swelling, and custom orthotics Protective...

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Foot Fracture

What is a Foot Fracture? There are 26 bones in the foot.  These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run.  Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones.  Pain, swelling, redness and even bruising are signs...

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Foot Ulcer

What is an Ulcer? Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks...

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