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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... Records Request/Disability Forms Any request for medical records and/or X-rays must be accompanied with a signed authorization to release information...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...   X-rays are usually ordered to confirm the diagnosis...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
...The extent of the condition can be further assessed with x-rays or other imaging modalities...

Ankle Fractures
...In addition, the surgeon may order x-rays and other imaging studies, as necessary...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...X-rays or other imaging studies may be helpful in further evaluating the ankle...

Ankle Sprain
...X-rays or other advanced imaging studies may be ordered to help determine the severity of the injury...

Bone Healing
...As healing progresses, the soft callus is replaced with hard bone (known as “hard callus”), which is visible on x-rays several weeks after the fracture...

Bone Infection
... To diagnose the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the area and may order blood tests and x-rays or other imaging studies...

Bone Tumors in the Foot
...  A bone tumor is first diagnosed with x-rays...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
...However, to fully evaluate the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon may take x-rays to determine the degree of the deformity and assess the changes that have occurred...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
...X-rays are often used to evaluate the condition...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
...X-rays are usually ordered, and other imaging studies are sometimes needed...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
... X-rays are sometimes ordered to further assess the condition...

Charcot Foot
...X-rays and other imaging studies and tests may be ordered...

Equinus
...X-rays may also be ordered...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... The surgeon will also order x-rays...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...X-rays are usually taken to determine the severity of the disorder...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
... X-rays are often taken to determine the severity of the deformity...

Flexible Flatfoot
...X-rays are usually taken to determine the severity of the disorder...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fracture-Ankle
...In addition, the surgeon may order x-rays and other imaging studies, as necessary...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... The surgeon will also order x-rays...

Gout
...Laboratory tests and x-rays are sometimes ordered to determine if the inflammation is caused by something other than gout...

Haglund's Deformity
...In addition, x-rays will be ordered to help the surgeon evaluate the structure of the heel bone...

Hallux Rigidus
...X-rays help determine how much arthritis is present as well as to evaluate any bone spurs or other abnormalities that may have formed...

Hammertoes
... In addition, the foot and ankle surgeon may take x-rays to determine the degree of the deformities and assess any changes that may have occurred...

Heel Bone Fractures
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... In addition, diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays or other imaging modalities may be used to distinguish the different types of heel pain...

High-Arched Foot
... X-rays are sometimes ordered to further assess the condition...

Jones Fracture
... The surgeon will also order x-rays...

Lisfranc Injuries
... X-rays and other imaging studies may be necessary to fully evaluate the extent of the injury...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...After the foot and ankle are examined, x-rays or other imaging tests are often ordered to assist in making the diagnosis...

Osteoporosis
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...X-rays may be ordered to evaluate the extent of the disease...

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
... To diagnose the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the area and may order blood tests and x-rays or other imaging studies...

Osteopenia
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

Pediatric Flatfoot
... X-rays are often taken to determine the severity of the deformity...

Plantar Fasciitis
... In addition, diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays or other imaging modalities may be used to distinguish the different types of heel pain...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...X-rays help determine how much arthritis is present as well as to evaluate any bone spurs or other abnormalities that may have formed...

Puncture Wounds
...In some cases, x-rays may be ordered to determine whether something remains in the wound or if bone damage has occurred...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... To further evaluate the patient’s foot and ankle problems, the surgeon may order x-rays and/or other imaging tests...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...X-rays are ordered, and in some cases, advanced imaging studies may be ordered...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
...X-rays and other studies are used to diagnose the stress fracture...

Tailor's Bunion
...X-rays may be ordered to help the foot and ankle surgeon determine the cause and extent of the deformity...

Talar Dome Lesion
... X-rays are taken, and often an MRI or other advanced imaging tests are ordered to further evaluate the lesion and extent of the injury...

Tarsal Coalition
... In addition to examining the foot, the surgeon will order x-rays...

Turf Toe
...X-rays are typically ordered to rule out any broken bone...

Ulcers/Wounds
... Diagnosis may include x-rays to evaluate possible bone involvement...

Wounds/Ulcers
... Diagnosis may include x-rays to evaluate possible bone involvement...

Wounds-Puncture
...In some cases, x-rays may be ordered to determine whether something remains in the wound or if bone damage has occurred...