A ganglion cyst is a collection of fluid around either a joint or tendon. Treatment options include either injecting the cyst with a steroid to reduce its size, draining the fluid of the cyst by insertion of a needle (which usually results in a quick return of the cyst), or surgical excision. If you suffer… Continue reading Ganglion Cysts
An ankle fracture can be a significantly traumatic event, causing significant pain and potential morbidity. Often the result of an acute injury, ankle fractures sometimes require surgery to stabilize and reapproximate the broken bones. If left undiagnosed or untreated, this can result in significant deformity and premature arthritis in the joint, leading to significant debilitating… Continue reading Ankle Fractures
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back, Travie Etienne, to miss the entire 2021 season due to a Lisfranc fracture dislocation. This injury can be debilitating, especially in athletes, at it stabilizes the entire medial side of the foot. The Lisfranc ligament, if torn, causes significant pain and instability, warranting surgery. Recovery from this type of injury… Continue reading Lisfranc fracture dislocation
Do you experience cramping, charlie horses or muscle spasms in your legs at night? How about after you’ve walked a long distance? This could be a sign of inadequate blood flow to your legs.Call the office to schedule a brief, 30-minute arterial study to ensure you have adequate circulation in your legs. Consideration should certainly… Continue reading Arterial Circulation Studies
We regularly see patients for preventive maintenance checks, including simple toenail trimming, callus trimming, and regular diabetic checkups. Keeping track of your overall foot health is the primary way to avoid further problems. If you have experienced a diabetic wound in the past, regular checkups every 3-6 months are recommended. In addition, if you have known… Continue reading Preventive Foot Care
PROTECTING FEET FROM THE HEAT 1.Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and other infections and also increases risk of injury to your feet. 2.Wear shoes or flip-flops around the pool, to the beach, in the locker room and even on the carpeting or in… Continue reading PROTECTING FEET FROM THE HEAT
Skin cancer on the feet is very possible and occurs more than you’d might think! Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including the foot and ankle. Our feet are exposed to sunlight when we walk barefoot or wear sandals. We often forget to apply sunscreen to the tops of feet! If you notice… Continue reading Skin Cancer on the Feet!