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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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Glendale, AZ Podiatrist | Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists
...We specialize in treating a full range of foot and ankle conditions, such as: Diabetic Foot Care Heel Pain Toenail Fungus - Onychomycosis Ingrown Nails Bunions Ankle Sprains We also encourage you to look around our staff, office and new patient pages to learn more about our doctors, payment policies and new patient procedures...

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... Ankle Sprains Bunions Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Hammertoes Heel Spurs SteriShoe Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Toenail Fungus - Onychomycosis   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...

The High Price of Wearing High Heels
...  Wearing high heels too often can cause painful problems over time, not to mention the risk of ankle sprain with every step...

Ankle Sprain or Ankle Fracture: How To Tell The Difference
...  Both ankle sprains and fractures are painful and require medical attention and rest so they can heal...

High Heels and Your Feet
...  For example, a 3 inch heel increases the pressure on the forefoot by 76%!  ·  Ankle Sprains:  High heels impair balance and increase the risk of falling and twisting an ankle...

Fracture or Sprain?
...  The following information may help you differentiate between ankle sprains versus ankle fractures, what you can do to help ease the pain and what may help the healing process...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
...Inflammation can occur from an ankle sprain, or systemic disease...

Chronic Pain After Ankle Injury
...Read more about ankle fractures versus ankle sprains on our blog here...

Tarsal Coalitions
...  A common complaint with these types of coalitions is peroneal spasitc flatfoot, which can be described by a pain found in the foot and ankle and is associated with ankle sprains...

Cavus Foot Type
... Common issues associated with pes cavus Ankle sprains Forefoot pain Painful calluses under metatarsal heads Digital contractures Heel, knee or hip pain due to lack of shock absorption Pes cavus can present at many different ages and have different symptoms associated with it...

Ankle Sprain
...  Ankle sprains such as these can be both very painful and very common...

Why Does My Ankle Pop Or Creak?
...The following is a list of some of the most common reasons for the ankles popping or creaking: Previous ankle sprains – this is because the ligaments are loose and allows the bones to move more freely than they should be; as a result, the ankle because unstable Tendon Dislocation/Snapping over bones – When a joint is moved out of its normal place, the tendons around it move as well, and tend to make the snapping sound when it is moving back to its normal position; this is most commonly seen in the tendons on the outside of your ankle (Fibularis/peroneal tendons) Small amounts of gases escaping – Most of the joints in your body have a fluid that helps lubricate and protect them (called synovial fluid)...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Ankle Sprain
...The severity of an ankle sprain depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as on the number of ligaments involved...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Fracture-Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...

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