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.

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...

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common conditions causing heel pain.    This condition is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.  Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture,...

Metatarsalgia | Ball of Foot

What is Metatarsalgia - Ball of Foot Pain? Metatarsalgia is a general name given to pain in the front part of your foot under the heads of your metatarsal bones. This is the area on the sole of your foot, just before your toes. It is sometimes called the ball of your...

Toenail Fungus

What is Toenail Fungus? A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas.  Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older. Toenail Fungus Symptoms Toenail fungus often...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Plantar Warts

What Is a Plantar Wart? A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus.  Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but they typically appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot.   Plantar warts most commonly occur in...

Callus

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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