Thursday, January 13, 2011


Post surgical care is critical for anyone who as had foot surgery. Proper aftercare helps ensure fewer complications and more rapid recovery. Discuss with your podiatrist the regimen he or she suggests for your recovery. If you are prescribed a surgical shoe, out it on whenever you walk. Do not allow your foot to dangle, and try to keep your foot elevated to reduce pressure. If a walker or cane is recommended, don't be shy about using one. Ice the area for the first few days post surgery. Doing so will decrease swelling and bruising. Bandages should be kept clean and dry. If anything seems "off" about your recovery, be sure to alert your podiatrist. For experienced, compassionate care for foot problems off all kinds, we welcome your call at 623-975-8397.

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*Article as seen in the Surprise Today Newspaper.

What do they do?

A podiatric surgeon performs surgery on the feet, ankles and sometimes lower leg. Graduation from podiatric medical school is followed by a residency in podiatric surgery. Some continue further and take a fellowship to learn advanced surgical techniques. Podiatric surgeons generally work in hospitals in clinics. They preform repairs, reconstructions, and corrections on the feet and ankles, addressing conditions like severe bunions and feet that are badly broken and require surgery for stabilization. Podiatric surgeons may specialize in areas such as sports injuries or podiatric medical issues. They ensure that patients can be provided with high-quality surgical care from a professional who is trained both as a surgeon and as a podiatrist.

If surgery is the recommended course of action to deal with your particular foot problem, you'll be glad to know that today's techniques make the process easier and faster, and the recovery is quite a bit more comfortable than even just a few years ago. At our office, we have three basic goals, to relieve pain, restore function, and improve appearance.

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* Article as seen in the Surprise Today Newspaper.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Toe-Bending Experience

Excessive bending of the toes can cause capsulitis, an inflammation of a ligament. Ligaments are tough tissue found where two bones come together to form a joint. If there is stress placed on the joint from repetitive motion, the ligaments can overstretch and become inflamed. Symptoms include aching discomfort, and a sharp pain with pressure and with movement of the toe. Doing electrical and plumbing work, climbing ladders, and stooping while gardening all require movements that may cause capsulitis. Wearing very high heeled shoes can also cause inflammation. Cortisone injections, rest, ice, and oral anti-inflammatory medications can alleviate the discomfort for the short time. In some cases, surgery to repair the damage may be indicated.

Proper care of toe joint problems is vital to your program of overall good health. Our office provides comprehensive care in managing foot and ankle problems as well as helping prevent them before they occur. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of many problems affecting the lower extremities. For your feet's sake and your well-being, call us for an appointment for leading-edge, compassionate podiatric care.

HINT: When capsulitis involves the big toe joint, it is sometimes known as Turf Toe.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Diabetic Socks

The high blood sugar lever experienced by diabetics increases the risk of foot ulcers. Therefore, it is imperative to control foot moisture and ensure less constriction of the area. Diabetic socks are designed to meet those challenges. They are constructed without seams, and they resist wrinkling. These socks are available in cotton blends with non-binding tops; they are also sold in compression versions. Numerous colors are available, but if the wearer has wounds or scars, wearing white socks is preferable. The socks are made in short and mid-calf styles and so not appear vastly different from regular socks. To determine which diabetic sock is appropriate for a specific diabetic patient, consult a podiatrist.

It is estimated that 15 percent of all diabetics will develop a serious foot condition at some point, including infection, ulceration, or gangrene. As most cases of these conditions are preventable through appropriate footwear, regular visits to a podiatrist, and scrupulous home care, we urge all diabetics to consider podiatric care as a very important component in managing their diabetic condition. We offer comprehensive foot care. Please call us for an appointment

HINT: Diabetic socks should be constructed without constricting cuffs.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Give Me A Break

Bones usually break when something happens to crush, bend, twist, or stretch them. Toes are often broken when they accidentally kick something hard. Heels are often broken when a person falls from a height and lands on his or her feet. Other bones in the foot sometimes break when an ankle is sprained or twisted. Occasionally, small cracks can form from repeated stress on the bones of the foot over a long period of time (known as stress fractures). Broken bones in the foot cause pain and swelling. Bruising or redness of the foot with a broken bone is common. It is important to see a doctor anytime you think you may have broken a bone in your foot.

Broken bones anywhere in the body deserve professional attention. Too often, a broken bone that is not allowed to heal properly can be vulnerable to future breaks, strains, and sprains. As a specialist in foot and ankle conditions, a podiatrist is the most qualified person to help rehabilitate a broken foot bone and bring the patient back to normal function. Acute injuries or chronic conditions, we offer a full range of foot care services. Please call for an appointment.

HINT: Do not attempt to drive with a broken foot. Have someone bring you to the doctor or emergency ward.

As seen in the Sun City, Surprise, and Sun City West Independent Newspapers.

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Expecting Foot Pain

Pregnancy con trigger foot pain. Natural weight gain and the alterations of a woman's center of gravity create added pressure on the knees and feet. The result may be pain at the arch, the heel, or the ball of the foot. For someone who is experiencing these pregnancy-related foot issues, there are numerous steps that can be taken to alleviate the discomfort. Elevating the feet as often as possible, wearing seamless socks that do not constrict circulation, and taking regular breaks to stretch the legs are recommended. Exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, and eating a diet low in sodium help prevent fluid retention. If the swelling is not similar in both feet, a podiatrist should be consulted immediately.

Just as you put your prenatal care in the hands of a specialist, so should you entrust your hard-working feet to a specialist- a highly trained, specially skilled podiatrist. It's time to pay attention to what your feet are trying to tell you when each step is more painful than the one before. Don't ignore foot problems, whether cause by pregnancy, injuries, diseases, or inherited conditions. Call us instead at our state-of-the-art footcare facility.

HINT: Wear footwear that fits properly during pregnancy. Since feet will probably change side during pregnancy, have them measured.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Snub the Stub

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