Patient Podiatry Education

Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic - Foot Problems

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

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. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. 

Bunions
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. 

Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. 

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.

Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. 

Corns
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.

Athlete's Foot
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. 

Search Results
Custom Orthotics by Dr. Stanford
...  These consequences include foot problems like plantar fasciitis/heel pain, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, flatfeet, as well as skeletal problems like knee, hip, and spine pain, misalignment, and arthritis...

What is Ankle Arthritis?
Ankle Arthritis can be a commonly overused term to describe an array of ankle conditions...

Don't Ignore Flat Feet...Consider Custom Orthotics
Treatment and prevention of adult flatfoot can reduce the incidence of additional foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis and calluses, and improve a person’s overall health, according to research published in an issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery...

When to Visit a Foot and Ankle Surgeon
...) that can affect the feet Impaired ability to function in certain activities Heel pain in the morning Any painful condition of the foot, ankle or lower leg Discomfort after standing for awhile Changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle An abnormal growth   Foot and ankle surgeons treat all symptoms and conditions affecting the foot and ankle, such as: bunions,  heel pain (plantar fasciitis),  flatfoot,  foot or ankle arthritis,  sports injuries,  tendon disorders,  fractures (broken bones),  diabetes complications,  ingrown toenails,  neuromas, dermatological conditions,  tingly feet,  hammertoes  and much more...

6 Tips to Proctect Kids' Feet in Fall Sports
...The sooner rehabilitation starts, the sooner long-term problems like instability or arthritis can be prevented and the sooner your child can get back into competition...

Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Ankle Fractures
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

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...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Foot Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Fracture-Ankle
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Hallux Rigidus
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Inflammation: Acute
...When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Arthritis and problems with foot alignment are very likely to develop...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
What Is Osteoarthritis...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Complications of Talar Dome Lesions Depending on the amount of damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint, arthritis may develop in the joint, resulting in chronic pain, swelling and limited joint motion...

Tarsal Coalition
...Less common causes of tarsal coalition include infection, arthritis, or a previous injury to the area...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Systemic diseases such as diabetes or arthritis can cause swelling, thus compressing the nerve...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

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