Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of treatment. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.

Primary symptoms of ankle sprains are pain following a twist or injury, swelling, and bruising. Treatment includes resting and elevating the ankle and applying ice to reduce swelling.

Compressive bandages also may be used to immobilize and support the injury during healing. Serious ankle sprains, particularly among competitive athletes, may require surgery to repair and tighten the damaged ligaments. To prevent ankle sprains, try to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility in the foot and ankle through exercising, stretching, and wearing well-fitted shoes.

The following is a list of the most common conditions that we treat in our office:

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into...
Athlete's Foot

Athlete's Foot

A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. The condition ranges from mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and...
Bunions

Bunions

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.
Corns

Corns

Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of...
Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease that is caused by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can also decrease your body's ability to fight off infections, which is especially harmful in your feet. When diabetes is not properly controlled, damage can...
Flat Feet

Flat Feet

Flat feet are generally associated with pronation, a leaning inward of the ankle bones toward the center line. Shoes of adults and children who pronate, when placed side by side, will lean toward each other...
Hammertoes

Hammertoes

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, fourth, and fifth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, causing it to resemble a hammer.
Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as cortisone injections, night splints, shoe modification and orthotics. When conservative measures do not resolve the issue surgery can...
In-grown Toenail

In-grown Toenail

In-grown toe nails can affect individuals of all ages, including young children, and are most often experienced in the big toe. They occur when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end of or side of the toe.