Podiatry Terms & Descriptions




Our podiatrists are experienced, knowledgeable and capable of administering treatment for a diverse range of foot and ankle conditions. 

Hammertoes– Hammertoes are an abnormality which causes the toe joints to bend unnaturally, often causing pain, inflammation, corns, calluses and in some cases, open sores.
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Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis differs from heel spurs, although the area of the heel pain is similar, the plantar fascia becomes torn or inflamed. Plantar fasciitis can be caused by excessive sport activities, arthritis, diabetes or simply wearing shoes that don’t provide support or protection while walking. 
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Morton’s Neuroma – Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that most commonly occurs between the middle and fourth toes, located in the ball of the foot between the metatarsal bones.
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Diabetic Foot Care – Foot problems are common in people with diabetes due to poor blood circulation or nervous system damage.

Orthopedic Shoes – Orthopedic shoes can be customized to fit the needs of the wearer. For example, heel supports can be built into orthopedic shoes for those patients with heel pain, plantar fasciitis or heel spurs to help relieve pain and swelling. Problems with hammertoes can be offset with orthopedic shoes that are specially made to give a natural walking gait. Diabetic foot needs are addressed with orthopedic shoes designed to increase circulation through the foot and ankles.

Heel Pain – Certain types of heel pain, such as bruising, can be reduced by resting the foot. Other types of pain felt beneath the heel, such as heel spurs or Plantar fasciitis should be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist.