Our library articles cover a variety of foot and ankle conditions and what treatments may be available to you when you are suffering. Read these articles to learn more about what you can do at home to alleviate pain and when you should make an appointment with a podiatrist.

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  • Pediatric Flatfoot Can Be a Painful Condition for Your Child A child over the age of 5 with rigid or flexible flatfoot should seek the advice of a pediatric foot doctor to determine if intervention is needed.
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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.
  • 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 neuromas.
  • Metatarsal Surgery Metatarsal surgery involves cutting a metatarsal bone, properly positioning it, and fixing it in place with a metal screw or pin. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.
  • 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 arch of the foot to connect the heel bone and ball of the forefoot.
  • 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.
  • Hammertoe Surgery Hammertoe occurs when the second, third, or fourth toe bends at the middle joint, often as a result of wearing ill-fitting shoes. Genetics, arthritis, and muscle imbalance can also cause hammertoe.
  • 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 draining the cyst is not successful.
  • 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 big toe, they can also arise on the outside of the foot at the base of the small toe.