Because the health of your feet and lower legs impacts the quality and enjoyment of your life so greatly, a good podiatrist is extremely important to your overall health. It is essential to choose a highly qualified, caring foot doctor to communicate with you, to help you optimize your health and well-being.
This website provides information about common health problems of the foot and lower leg, along with my training and experience I hope you find it helpful.
To your good health,
A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus) is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. But a bunion is more than that. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot.
Pediatric foot problems are referred to by podiatrists as podopediatrics. Foot problems in your child may appear at birth, shortly thereafter, or once your child is walking. Walking abnormally is often the first sign that something is wrong with your child's foot or their feet.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that 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, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
A prescription foot orthosis is an in-shoe brace which is designed to correct for abnormal foot and lower extremity function (the lower extremity includes the foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh and hip).
Ingrown toenails are due to the penetration of the edges of the nail plate into the soft tissue of the toe. It begins with a painful irritation that often becomes infected.
A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton's neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes.
Dr. Alexander-Dean is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is dedicated to providing her patients with the highest quality foot and ankle treatments.Read more
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