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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Merrillville Podiatrist
...These include: Bunions Ankle Sprains Heel Pain Toenail Problems Diabetic Foot View complete list of services Our website is designed with the belief that the more you understand about your foot health, the better we are able to serve you and your feet...

Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Sprains Ankle Stability Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes  Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Warts Wounds Shockwave Therapy Foot and Ankle Pain Don’t live with foot and ankle pain that can often be resolved in a single visit to our office...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Anatomy of the Foot Ankle Fractures Ankle Sprains Bone Spurs Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Metatarsalgia Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Shin Splints Stress Fractures   NAILS & SKIN Chronic Wounds Corns and Calluses Ingrown Toenails Plantar Warts Soft Tissue Infections   SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Shockwave Therapy  

What Are Bunions?
... Bunions develop due to prolonged abnormal pressure or motion on your big toe joint, most often caused by inherited structural defects, poor-fitting shoes, foot injuries, or congenital deformities...

Metatarsalgia
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, shoes that fit poorly or have high heels frequently cause foot problems, including calluses, corns, bunions, and blisters, just to name a few...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
...Serious foot ailments, such as bunions or hammertoes, should be checked by our office before you begin your exercise regimen...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...While bunions are a common foot disorder, it is not something that you should ignore as bunions can cause discomfort and become inflamed if left untreated...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...