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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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Sprains Warts Wounds Treatment Options Medicine- The newest medications without the usual side effects Physical Therapy- Modern therapy equipment in our office X-Rays- State of the Art, Certified and Inspected for your safety Laser- Carbon Dioxide Laser for Skin problems Endoscopic Procedures- For Heel and Nerve problems Shock wave therapy--Non-surgical treatment for heel pain Surgery- In-Office, Certified, Licensed, and Inspected Surgical Suite Minimal Incision Surgical Procedures "Twilight" Sleep or Local Anesthesia- For your safety and comfort HIPAA COMPLIANT Our office does everything possible to protect your privacy...

Plaza Podiatry
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts

Advice for Bunion Pain Sufferers
...You should contact our Baltimore office if you notice the following symptoms: An enlarged, visible bulge on your big toe joint Restricted movement of your big toe or foot that prevents you from performing normal activities Irritation, corns or calluses caused by the overlap of the first and second toes Frequent pain, swelling or redness around your big toe joint Treatment for a bunion will vary depending on its severity...

How to Relieve Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction...

How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
...Cut straight across, avoiding the corners; visit our office for assistance Never treat corns or calluses on your own...

Hammering Out Painful Hammertoe
...Other signs and symptoms include: Difficult or painful motion of a toe joint Redness or swelling at a toe joint Development of calluses and corns Open sores in severe cases The foot and ankle professionals at our Baltimore office recommend the following for preventing and reducing the symptoms associated with hammertoe: Wear comfortable, proper-fitting shoes that provide support and allow enough room for your toes Avoid high-heeled or narrow-toed shoes Stretch your toe muscles to relieve pressure and pain Apply splints, cushions or pads to relieve pressure Moisturize with cream to keep the skin soft Generally, a modification of footwear will reduce the symptoms associated with hammertoe...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, poor fitting shoes are a frequent cause of foot problems and discomfort, including calluses, corns, bunions and blisters, just to name a few...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
...The bunion forces the big toe to slant in toward the other toes, resulting in discomfort, blisters, corns and calluses...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
... If the Shoe Fits- Get Walking Footwear plays a vital role in the duration and achievement of your walking routine, and shoes that don't fit properly or that lack support can lead to foot pain or injuries, such as blisters, corns, calluses, nail fungus and plantar fasciitis...

Foot Health and Aging: How to Keep Your Feet Supporting You for Life
...The following tips may help keep feet feeling and looking their best into the golden years: Choose proper-fitting shoes with adequate support, a firm sole and a soft upper for your everyday activities Walk—it’s the best exercise for your feet Avoid going barefoot Never cut corns or calluses on your own Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water with a mild soap Moisturize daily Trim and file toenails straight across Inspect your feet daily...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Diabetic Foot Care
...And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

What's Slowing Down Your Game? It Could Be Faulty Foot Mechanics
... It’s important that athletes visit their podiatrist for a thorough assessment of their biomechanics at the first sign of a problem or pain, including foot discomfort, poor balance or unexplained corns and calluses...

Expert Corn Removal: Finding the Best Treatment for Painful Corns
Corns are thickened areas of skin that develop in response to excessive pressure and friction...

When to Visit Your Podiatrist
... Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle and lower leg problems such as corns, warts, bunions and sprains...

Taking Steps Toward Healthier, More Attractive Feet
...Mild foot problems, such as ulcers, corns, cracked heels and ingrown toenails can turn into serious complications without proper care...

Common Childhood Foot Injuries and Ailments
...Shoes that are too tight can cause blisters, calluses and corns on the toes and heels...

Keeping Your Feet Safe and Healthy While Working
... Follow Proper Guidelines While you are off the job, there are a few steps you can take to protect your feet, including: Washing your feet daily Drying them thoroughly Checking your feet for corns, calluses and cracks Keeping your feet warm Trimming your toenails straight across Visiting your podiatrist...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

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...

Corns
...Hard corns are usually located on the top of the toe or on the side of the small toe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
...Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

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