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Westfield, IN 46074
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American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Patient Newsletter "Footnotes"



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...  These include, but are not limited to:  plantar fasciitis and other heel pain conditions; diabetic, venous stasis, and chronic ulcerations;  osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis afflicting the foot and ankle;  ankle sprains and unstable ankles;  generalized foot deformities including bunions, hammertoes, ball of foot pain; skin lesions and disorders; ingrown toenails; and an array of bone, joint, and tendon related pathologies...

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... Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Insability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Diabetes Foot Ulcers/Open Sores Flat Feet Fractures Hammertoes Heel Pain Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Skin Lesions / Conditions Soft Tissue Masses Workers Compensation Claims Many other conditions...

Pregnant
...  The stress on the feet from added weight can result in multiple foot ailments including:   Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendonitis Peroneal or Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Stress Fractures Ingrown Toenails There is concern when treating musculoskeletal problems during pregnancy because xrays obviously need to be avoided...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...



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