Patient Education

Toe Surgery

Surgery on the big toe or other toes can be necessary to correct a variety of deformities and growths, including bone spurs under the toenail, hammertoes, claw toes, bunions, and…

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Nerve (Neuroma) Surgery

Neuromas are benign growths of nerve tissue, or nerve tumors, that form when the nerves are irritated by surrounding tissue rubbing against them. Improper footwear that creates pressure on the…

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Metatarsal Surgery

Metatarsal surgery is mostly performed to treat bunions; it can also be done for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Surgery on the first metatarsal is most common because the first metatarsal…

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Heel Surgery

Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are common sources of heel pain that may require surgery. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the…

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General Surgery Information

By the age of 50, most people will have traveled 75,000 miles on their feet. In light of this, foot problems are a common occurrence that affects more than 75%…

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Flatfoot Correction

Flatfoot is a foot deformity involving the arch of the foot, where the entire foot rests on the ground when standing, rather than the foot having a normal mid-foot rise….

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Cyst Removal

Ganglion cysts that form along the tendons and joints in the ankle and foot sometimes must be removed by surgery if the cyst does not shrink on its own or…

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Bunion Surgery

A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint that results from bone misalignment or repositioning at the joint. Although bunions occur most frequently at the base of the…

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Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy, or arthroscopic surgery, can be used to diagnose and/ or treat ankle and foot problems using a less invasive procedure. During arthroscopy, the doctor makes tiny incisions at the…

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Arthritis Surgery

Arthritis can cause joint deformities in the foot and ankle. Severe deformities can require surgery. One cause of arthritis in the foot is Charcot foot. Charcot foot occurs when the…