Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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...   Acute setting on hospital campus Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Arthroscopic Endoscopic Foot and Ankle Surgery Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Digital X-ray Flat Feet Foot and Ankle Fractures Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Guit Disturbances Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infection - Foot and Leg Ingrown Toenails Injuries In - Office Vascular testing Joint Ultrasound Laser Nail Treatment Limb Salvage Management Minor Procedures Neuromas Pediatric foot Abnormalities Plantar Fasciitis Reconstructive Joint Surgery Toe Nail Surgery Warts Florida Foot and Ankle Associates Michael Rivera, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS If most people had a choice, they’d probably choose to see a foot specialist preferred by their own family physician...

What is a Podiatrist?
...   Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
... Plantar Fasciitis—an inflammation on the bottom of the foot that leads to heel and/or arch pain...

General Statistics
... Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) - usually caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

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

Sports Injuries
... Martial Arts and Kick Boxing Injuries commonly seen as a result of martial arts and kick boxing include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains...

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

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...

Pain Management for Conditions
... Back to top   Arch pain Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a thick, fibrous ligament in the arch of the foot...

Ultrasound
... Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis...

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
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis)...

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...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Tennis
... Common tennis injuries include ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and tennis toe...

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