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... Special shoe inserts custom molded to your feet for treating foot problems Pain-free diagnosis of problems involving bones and joints Pain-free diagnosis of muscle, tendon, ligament, and blood vessel problems Our full-time Physical Therapist provides pain relief and healing treatments Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Foot Pain Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Pain Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

I.E. Schifalacqua, DPM
..." Teaching Appointments: Instructor, Department of Surgery, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Professional Presentations: "Soft Tissue Ankle Injuries," Traumatology "Digital Fractures," Achilles Seminar, Philadelphia, PA "Heel Surgery," Continuing Education Series, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA "Postoperative Fever," Achilles Seminar, Philadelphia, PA "Surgical Management of Plantar Heel Spurs," Foot and Ankle Institute Seminar, Philadelphia, PA

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)...

Foot Pain
...The most common include: Plantar fasciitis Heel spurs Fractures Morton’s neuroma Arthritis Ingrown toenails Bunions The best way to determine the cause of your pain is to see us for a proper evaluation...

Heel Pain
...While heel pain can be caused by a variety of issues from Achilles tendonitis to bone spurs, in most cases an inflammatory condition known as plantar fasciitis is the culprit of your heel pain...

Don't Ignore Your Heel Pain
...Pain concentrated in the heel area of the foot can come from many different causes, including: plantar fasciitis Achilles tendonitis Achilles tendon rupture heel spurs neuropathy bursitis arthritis stress fracture Diagnosing Heel Pain  Diagnosing heel pain will begin with a consultation with your podiatrist...

Treatment Options for Heel Pain
...You can also suffer from heel pain due to excess calcium deposits or bone spurs on your heel...

Hallux Rigidus
...) Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting) Swelling and inflammation around the joint As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including: Pain, even during rest Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk Limping (in severe cases) Diagnosis The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...Sometimes heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are rarely a source of pain...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...Bone spurs can also limit the movement of the joint...

Plantar Fasciitis
...Sometimes heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are rarely a source of pain...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...) Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting) Swelling and inflammation around the joint As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including: Pain, even during rest Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk Limping (in severe cases) Diagnosis The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat...