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Resources From Our Physicians

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  • Questions & Answers about Plantar Fasciitis

    Definition:
    Heel spur, heel pain     

    Symptoms:
    Heel pain, especially in morning.

    Treatment:
    Physical therapy, Orthotics, Night Splint, cortisone injection, Shockwave treatment, surgery

    If left untreated:
    Patient can expect continued pain, difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time.

    Rehabilitation process:
    4-6 weeks of physical therapy.

  • Questions & Answers about Ankle Instability

    Definition:
    Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains.     

    Symptoms:
    Ankle pain, weakness, and swelling.  Ankle gives out.

    Treatment:
    Physical therapy, Bracing, Surgery.

    If left untreated:
    Continued pain, arthritis

    Rehabilitation process:
    4-8 weeks of physical therapy.
     

  • Questions & Answers about Hallux Valgus

    Definition:
    Bunion

    Symptoms:
    Pain with shoewear, big toe pushing into other toes, big bump on side of big toe

    Treatment:
    Shoewear modification, orthotics, surgery

    If left untreated:
    Continued pain, development of hammertoes, arthritis

    Rehabilitation process:
    No specific rehab.