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. 

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Sports Medicine
...   Morton’s neuroma: Compressed and irritated nerves can cause a thickening of the nerve tissue found in the ball of the foot...

Foot & Ankle Surgery
...Stanford Common Surgical Procedures Include: Bunion/HAV Surgery Hammertoe Correction Hallux Limitus/Rigidus Surgery Plantar Fascia Release Achilles Tendon Repair Morton's Neuroma Cyst/Soft Tissue Mass Excision Skin Lesion Excision Bone Spur Excision Minor Procedures Include: Ingrown Toenail Surgery Wart Excision

Podiatrist's Recommended Treatment for Morton's Neuroma
...You might have a foot condition called Morton's Neuroma...

Joint Injections
... Some of the injections offered at the clinic: Corticosteroid Injections Prolotherapy Injections Diagnostic Injections Sclerosing Injections (See Neuroma)

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...

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

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Diagnosis An accurate diagnosis is essential because the symptoms of capsulitis can be similar to those of a condition called Morton’s neuroma, which is treated differently from capsulitis...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...The stress on the ball of the foot can cause capsulitis of the second toe, neuromas, and increased pain in the great toe joint (often hallux rigidus)...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
What Is a Neuroma...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

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

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Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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